Multi-Platinum singer Curtis Stigers was thrilled last Saturday evening, when he received a Titanic Guitar, just before his sell-out Ulster Hall concert in Belfast.

Dundonald-based company IBC-Music recently launched its first acoustic guitar brand shortly after the success of winning the prestigious King’s Award at Buckingham Palace. Titanic Guitars is a unique line that pays homage to the tradition of Irish music and guitar building.

Iain Wilson, founder and managing director of IBC-Music says;

“It was an honour to be able to present a Titanic Guitar, which is made in Belfast, to Curtis Stigers and I hope that he enjoys playing it and hopefully performing on stage with it for many years to come.”

Made from rosewood back and sides and European spruce top, this guitar is also aesthetically beautiful with ornate Celtic inlay. Stigers, whose hits include ‘You’re All That Matters to Me’, ‘I Wonder Why’ and (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding, which Stigers recorded for the soundtrack album to the Whitney Houston movie ‘The Bodyguard’, was well impressed with his Titanic Guitar. He says;

“It’s gorgeous, look at that thing!”

Established in 2019, IBC-Music specialises in helping international musical instrument brands find manufacturing and distribution partners across the world.

IBC was one of 148 organisations nationally to be recognised with the prestigious King’s Award for strong growth in international trade and one of only three companies in Northern Ireland.

The innovative company has monopolised on changes in worldwide markets, offering effective sourcing and omnichannel routes to market for its clients. Major customers in the USA, Canada, and Germany have helped catapult IBC-Music to become a multi-million-pound business turning over £3.5 million turnover in just 3 years.