JICO

About Us

"About 140 years ago we started a sewing needle factory for Kimono. "

We began manufacturing steel record needles in 1959 and modern diamond tipped styli in 1964, marking our company’s 55th anniversary 2013. Our factory headquarters is located in Hamasaka, situated on the Sea of Japan in the northern part of Hyogo prefecture, approximately 200km from the major urban areas of Osaka and Kobe.

In winter Hamasaka experiences heavy snowfall and long ago we were unable to travel even to the next town, being cut off by the many mountain passes. Therefore it was necessary to design, fabricate, and repair all production facilities and required equipment, such as our custom jigs, by ourselves. Even today, with advances in modern transportation infrastructure, three to four hours are required to reach a major city. In other words, enduring the hardship and inconvenience of geographic isolation has given us the technological strength to be self-reliant. As the maxim goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”

In 2004 we opened our web store to overseas customers. We manufacture 2,200 different models of record styli one piece at a time and produce an average of 120,000 pieces annually. Today the JICO name is well known by audiophiles around the world as the maker of the Super Analog Stylus, a rare needle known for both superb quality and excellent fidelity.

Company name NIPPON PRECISION JEWEL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
Address Factory Headquarters:
100 Ashiya, Shin Onsen-cho, Mikata-Gun, Hyogo, 669-6701, Japan
Sales Department:
Sanko building 811, 1-3-9 Minamihommachi, Chuo-Ku, Osaka-City, Osaka, 541-0054, Japan
E-mail For individuals with questions or comments, please fill in the necessary details on the general inquiry form.
For buyers with business inquiries, please contact us using our business inquiry form. We will respond at the earliest opportunity. 

 

How we make our styli



JICO  Elliptical Stylus NATIONAL EPS205E

JICO Elliptical Stylus NATIONAL EPS205E

$170.00 36205ED

JICO  Round Stylus CEC MC14.20 S

JICO Round Stylus CEC MC14.20 S

$79.95 5920

JICO  Round Stylus Pioneer PN 10

JICO Round Stylus Pioneer PN 10

$79.95 5310

JICO  Round Stylus SONY ND150G

JICO Round Stylus SONY ND150G

$79.95 39150

JICO 3mil Round Stylus for 78rpm

JICO 3mil Round Stylus for 78rpm

$100.00 160733

JICO elliptical Stylus for SHURE M70 M72

JICO elliptical Stylus for SHURE M70 M72

$110.00 19270EJ

JICO elliptical stylus for Shure V15 Type III cartridges
19% OFF RRP $160.00
JICO Round Stylus Aiwa AN-8743

JICO Round Stylus Aiwa AN-8743

$79.95 2043

JICO Round Stylus National EPS 30 CS

JICO Round Stylus National EPS 30 CS

$69.95 6084

JICO Round Stylus NATIONAL EPS 46

JICO Round Stylus NATIONAL EPS 46

$89.95 3646

JICO Round Stylus ORTOFON NF 15.0 MK.II

JICO Round Stylus ORTOFON NF 15.0 MK.II

$89.95 242NF15-II

JICO Round Stylus SANSUI SN 37

JICO Round Stylus SANSUI SN 37

$89.95 5637

JICO Shure N-44-7 DJ CLUB stylus (Lumino)

JICO Shure N-44-7 DJ CLUB stylus (Lumino)

$79.95 A040172

JICO Shure N-44-7 DJ stylus

JICO Shure N-44-7 DJ stylus

$69.95 A048173

JICO Shure White Label stylus

JICO Shure White Label stylus

$89.95 192WHLB