Winning Good Design Award(2001/10/23)

In April 2001, HOSHINO (U.S.A.) , our group company was awarded "Company of the Year" and was presented as the most excellent company in the year 2000 by The Music Trades Magazine, business magazine in the USA.

Ibanez compact effect "TONE-LOK" series of our company won the Good Design Award 2001 in the category of the product design. Good Design Award is the evaluation system that aims to recommend the products approved as a good design from the comprehensive viewpoints including appearance, function, quality, safety and balance as a product to consumers.

The Chubu Economic (Chubu Keizai) Newspaper dated October 23, 2001

Good Design Award Certificate (left) and plaque (right)

Compact effect is the equipment to give the sound the various effects such as distortion, expansion, echoes etc. by processing the electronic signals output from an electric guitar and base. Players can switch the prepared sounds ON/OFF by the pedal during the performance of a guitar or a base.