The 60th Anniversary

Thanks to you, our company is the 60th anniversary of its founding.

Company Profile

GOTOH GUT Co., Ltd. began manufacturing stringed instrument parts in 1960 and is the only domestic machine head manufacturer in Japan. Our parts are sold worldwide and are consistently ranked at the top of the industry by musical instrument makers.

Company Name : <G-GOTOH> Gotoh Gut Co., Ltd.

Location : 3040 Miyako-cho, Isesaki, Gunma, 372-0801 JAPAN

TEL : 0270-25-3608

FAX : 0270-23-8432

Foundation : July.1960

Enterprises : Musical instrument part manufacturing industry

President : Masaki Gotoh

Director : Takao Gotoh

General manager : Itsuko Gotoh

Employees : 45 (2020.Feb)

Major Product : Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin etc… The metal parts for stringed instruments.

Major Customer:Fujigen Co., Ltd. Moridaira Co., Ltd. YAMAHA. TAKAMINE. YAIRI. TOKAI. DYNA Co., Ltd. FERNANDES CO., LTD. E.S.P Co., Ltd. HOSCO. KMS Shokai. Other musical instrument makers and trading companies

- Since 1950 -The Roots Are Violin Strings

The roots of GOTOH GUT are derived from the fact that the founder (Masao Gotoh) started manufacturing violin strings in 1950. Since then, we have been involved in the manufacture of various stringed instruments parts.

PerfectionPride as Made in Japan

We have been committed to our own developed JAPAN quality since our founding and have been constantly improving and improving. Currently, we are the only manufacturer of stringed instruments parts in Japan that has earned the trust of many users.

QualityKnowledge and Technology

With more than 50 years of knowledge and technology accumulated, it is irreplaceable and is the cornerstone of our product development. In addition, we always strive every day without forgetting the spirit of improvement.

EST. 1960Brief History of Our Company

Jun, 2019

Digital printing machine introduced. Started on-demand printing to reduce catalog loss.

Dec, 2018

All lighting in the factory is converted to LED to promote energy saving.

Feb, 2017

Water jet processing machine introduced. CFRP processing started.

Aug, 2013

New warehouse building construction. Automated warehouse operation started.

Nov, 2005

The founder of Gotoh, Masao Gotoh passed away.

2003

Established independent section for metallic mold as G-Grade Inc.

1998

Established licensing agreement with Trev Wilkinson and started the manufacturing of Wilkinson bridges.

1994

New Director / President of company.

1993

Discontinued pickup manufacture.

1990

Established a processing plant for metallic molds and tailpieces.

1988

Began manufacture and sales of pickups for electric guitars and basses.

1986

Began manufacturing Floyd Rose tremolo under a licensing agreement.

1985

Began metal mold design manufacturing.

1983

Began manufacture and sales of bridges and tailpieces for electric guitars and bases.

1978

Withdrawal from manufacturing of strings for music industry.

Nov, 1976

Newly-built factory at Miyakomamachi, Isesaki-shi.

Oct, 1960

Newly-built factory at Tsunatorimachi, Isesaki-shi. Began manufacture of the spool for stringed instruments and assembly parts.

July, 1960

Gotoh limited company is established.

1952

Began manufacture of steel and nylon bowstrings.

1950

Established GOTOH GUT Research Institute at Sanko-cho, Isesaki-shi, Gumma-ken, and started the manufacture and sales of musical strings (mainly for violin) and other gut products.
The founder of Gotoh : Masao Gotoh

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