Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd. (星野楽器株式会社, Hoshino Gakki Kabushiki gaisha, lit. Hoshino Musical Instruments) is a Japanese manufacturer of musical instruments. It is the owner of the Ibanez guitar and Tama drum brand names.
1982: Hoshino Gakki avvia Hoshino Gakki Hanbai per il mercato domestico giapponese. 1987: Hoshino Gakki apre gli uffici Hoshino a Los Angeles. fine anni ottanta: Hoshino Gakki impiega produttori coreani e giapponesi e successivamente cinesi e indonesiani.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd. (星野楽器株式会社, Hoshino Gakki Kabushiki gaisha, lit. Hoshino Musical Instruments) is a Japanese manufacturer of musical instruments. It is the owner of the Ibanez guitar and Tama drum brand names.
Hoshino Gakki began manufacturing drums in 1961 under the name "Star Drums". Hoshino, the family name of the founder, translates to "star field," thus the selection of the "Star Drums" brand name. The drums were manufactured at Hoshino's subsidiary, Tama Seisakusho, which had opened in 1962 to manufacture Ibanez guitars and amplifiers.
Hoshino Gakki (Japanese: 星野楽器は) is a musical instrument manufacturer and wholesaler based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The company's formal name is Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd. It was founded early in the twentieth century as Hoshino Shoten (Hoshino Bookshop) by Matsuhiro Hoshino.
A Hoshino Gakki parou de fabricar guitarras na fábrica Tama Seisakusho em 1966 (mas continuou fabricando baterias), e de lá pra cá contratou fábricas de guitarras de fora, como a sua principal fábrica e a exclusiva do Japão, FujiGen, para fabricar guitarras.
The Hoshino Gakki company began in 1908 as the musical instrument sales division of the Hoshino Shoten, a bookstore chain. Hoshino Gakki decided in 1935 to make Spanish-style acoustic guitars, at first using the "Ibanez Salvador" brand name in honor of Spanish luthier Salvador Ibáñez, and later simply "Ibanez".
In the 1970s FujiGen started making guitars (OEM) for companies such as Hoshino Gakki (Ibanez), CSL (Antoria), Kanda Shokai (Greco guitars) and Yamaha. FujiGen has produced Ibanez guitars for Hoshino since the mid 1960s. The Prestige line of Japanese-crafted guitars continues to be produced by FujiGen, as of 2017.
Cimar was a Hoshino Gakki guitar brand. Designs of Cimar guitars are sometimes very similar to Hoshino Gakki's Ibanez guitar brand. Cimar guitars appear in Hoshino Gakki catalogues. References. An Ibanez Catalogue that shows Cimar By Ibanez guitars on page 24; 1976 Cimar Catalogue; Pictures of Cimar guitars from the Vintage Ibanez Museum