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

General Manager : Itsuko Gotoh

Operation Manager : Seiji Hara

Sales Manager : Mikio Yoshioka

Employees : 57 (2024.Apr)

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


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


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


Water jet processing machine introduced. CFRP processing started.


New warehouse building construction. Automated warehouse operation started.


The founder of Gotoh, Masao Gotoh passed away.


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


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


New Director / President of company.


Discontinued pickup manufacture.


Established a processing plant for metallic molds and tailpieces.


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


Began manufacturing Floyd Rose tremolo under a licensing agreement.


Began metal mold design manufacturing.


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


Withdrawal from manufacturing of strings for music industry.


Newly-built factory at Miyakomamachi, Isesaki-shi.


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


Gotoh limited company is established.


Began manufacture of steel and nylon bowstrings.


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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