Sourcing and manufacturing musical instruments

We help companies who are involved in the design, development and production of musical instruments, connect with reputable factories from around the world. You could say that we are a matchmaking service between musical instrument designers and global manufacturers who have the capability to produce bespoke musical instruments.


Global Solutions

We’ve invested heavily in international on-site work, which has helped us to constantly improve our services. Our founder and CEO, Iain Wilson, travels to Asia regularly, having been retained as a management consultant for Fishman China’s OEM operations for more than 16 years. 
What’s more, we have key staff based overseas, which enabled us to function at full capacity throughout the pandemic. Areas in which we have invested include: 

Global Solutions

  • China

  • Korea

  • Japan

  • Indonesia

  • Vietnam

International sourcing

International Networking

In our extensive experience, we have built direct links with factories and have a good understanding of who to work with and who to avoid. We also understand supply and payment issues with individual manufacturers. Our networking has granted us the kind of first-hand knowledge that cannot be achieved from a distance. 

International sourcing

Expert Quality Control

As part of our operations, we run a comprehensive quality control centre in Asia. We provide services at any level requested by the partner company. From spot checks to point-by-point assessments, our services allow our company to maintain independent quality control procedures without compromise. 

Indispensable Managerial Support

Our dedicated back office teams in Asia and UK handle invoicing, shipping, and certification requirements on our partners’ behalf. IBC-Music is led by Iain Wilson and our Product Manager, Dave Ingham, who previously held positions with UK-based Lowden Guitars. Dave now trains and supervises the quality control teams, monitoring manufacturing projects in progress. 
The unique proposition that we offer is a company that is on the ground, moving, developing, and reacting, and most importantly, adapting whenever things in your chosen territory change. 

Valued Clients

Iain Wilson has extensive experience with organisations including Fishman™, L’Arrivee™, Lowden™, and Breedlove™. We also work with G7th Capos™, F-Zone and other accessory companies. 

Wide-Ranging Services 

Having started focusing on high-end guitars, we have gradually expanded our business to produce acoustic and electric guitars at all price points, as well as ukuleles and related accessories. We now provide an array of other products, ranging from entry-level instruments to exclusive custom items. We source a huge selection of instruments and accessories, including: 

Wide-Ranging Services

  • Acoustic and Electric Guitars

  • Ukuleles

  • Drums

  • Pianos

  • Keyboards

  • Instrument Cases and Gig Bags

  • Tuners

  • Stands

Meeting Your Needs

As a company, we simply aim to provide honest, effective, and competitive sourcing for clients across a variety of industries. There is no limit to the variety of customers, suppliers, and territories we can buy from or supply, and nothing to stop our organisation from scaling to accommodate your requirements. 
Throughout the years, we have developed into more of a matchmaker between companies and factories. With a broad, involved view of international marketing, our team is ideally placed to advise clients on all aspects of product design, development, and production. 
We also help clients avoid common pitfalls, such as the inclination to squeeze every ounce of productivity out of a factory at the expense of product quality. Furthermore, we provide best-in-class marketing services that are tailored to the territory in question. 

Have an idea for a bespoke musical instrument?

If you have an idea for a musical instrument to be designed and produced, we can help you turn that idea into a tangible and functional instrument. Our process works a little like this:

1.  We meet to discuss your musical instrument idea.

In the initial stages, we meet to discuss the specifications and requirements of your desired musical product. We ensure that we have every detail correct down to the colour, aesthetic and functionality of the musical instrument.

2. We explore options for a preferred manufacturer.

Based on your specifications and musical instrument requirements, we will explore the options for a manufacturer to create and produce your final musical product. During this stage, we will also discuss preferred locations of factories and we strive to best match you with a reputable manufacturer that can deliver high-quality results for your musical instrument piece.

3.  We manage the communication with the manufacturer

In order to provide you with a hassle-free experience, we manage all communications between you and the manufacturer. We have dedicated representatives based in various countries throughout Asia and we have cultivated direct relationships with factories in order to ensure smooth communication throughout the product creation.

Our team of multi-lingual staff allows us to overcome communication issues and language barriers. We have also established offices throughout Asia, allowing us to provide our customers with on the ground supervision for their products manufacturing. 

4.    We create a sample product

In order to ensure that you are satisfied with the manufacturer's product, we supply a sample version of the musical instrument. This gives you the opportunity to request changes to the product and request a second version of the sample product if necessary.


If you are happy with the sample product, you can give the go ahead to move onto full production of your order.

5. We perform quality control services

We provide a quality control service for all of our customers. This means that we agree to quality control a certain percentage of your order, to ensure consistency with the product. Whilst we are ensuring that your musical instrument order is up to standard, you can get started on working on your sales tactics and marketing strategy.


We specialise in helping companies source, produce and manufacture musical instruments. Get your musical instrument idea off the ground today by getting in contact with IBC Music.

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This Privacy Policy applies to International Business Centre Ltd. (along with all subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns thereof, referred to hereinafter collectively as “International Business Centre Ltd”, "we", "our" and/or "us"), our websites and services. International Business Centre Ltd knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your expectation that we will do so carefully and sensibly.

By visiting this or another International Business Centre Ltd website displaying this Privacy Policy or a link thereto (a "Website", or collectively the “Websites”), or by otherwise interacting with International Business Centre Ltd you agree to accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is further subject to the International Business Centre Ltd Services Agreement related to the International Business Centre Ltd services you utilise and/or purchase. For questions on this Privacy Policy please contact our team via the contact information found on this Website.

International Business Centre Ltd values your privacy and is dedicated to protecting your personal information and providing you with notice about what personally identifiable information we collect and how it is used, what choices you have regarding the collection, use and distribution of that information, the security procedures we implement to protect that information and what access you may have to correct any inaccuracies in the information we have collected from you.

What Information Is Collected
We receive and store any information you enter on our Websites or give us in any other way, such as via telephone, electronic mail, online or otherwise. For example, this information may be collected when you contact us for customer support.

Here are the types of information we gather:

Contact Information: We collect and retain personal contact information that you submit to us voluntarily and this includes, but is not limited to, your name, mailing address, web address, telephone number, and e-mail address. This information may include your full name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and, where provided, your fax number. Such contact information may be used, for example, to communicate with you when necessary with respect to transactions. Additionally, we may collect contact information provided to us during any correspondence relating to customer support, as well as in connection with products and services offered on our Websites.

Financial Information: We collect and retain certain financial information from when you purchase our products and services. For example, when you sign up for any other product or service through International Business Centre Ltd, we require you to provide a credit card number and billing address before we will process that application. We will not sell, share or rent any financial information collected from you except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy or as necessary to fulfil any order for our products or services.

Demographic Information: We may collect and store anonymous demographic information (such as your postcode, gender and age), and use this data to tailor your experience on our Websites, provide content that we think you might be interested in, perform general improvements to the Websites, and display the content according to your preferences. Such demographic information may be shared with partners, market researchers and other third parties on an aggregate, non-personally identifiable basis. No personally identifiable information will be linked to such aggregated demographic information that is shared with third parties.

Other Information: We collect and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, our servers track the type of web browser you are using and the page from which you link. Additionally, we log IP addresses (a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet) in order to improve security, analyse trends and administer the Websites. We may track your movement within the Websites, the third-party website pages from which you were referred, access times and browser types. We use this information to gauge the effectiveness of our Websites, track information for statistical purposes and to improve the products and services we provide. We collect this information to better develop a sense of what services our customers need and identify areas of improvement to the Websites. We may use such information for marketing purposes, and to send information to you that we believe might be of interest. In addition, such information may be shared with partners, market researchers and other third parties on an aggregate, non-personally identifiable basis. No personally identifiable information will be linked to such aggregated information shared with third parties.

We may supplement the information you provide us by acquiring publicly or commercially available information as available in the public domain or from third parties, for instance, to verify your address or to update your information and to create a profile of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information to information in the profile, in order to improve the content of the Websites for you or to inform you about products or services that we think will be of interest to you. From time to time, we may also ask you to participate in surveys or other communications conducted by us or third parties designed to help us improve the Websites or the products or services we provide.

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Third Party Cookies: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. These companies may collect and use information about your visits to this and other websites and your interaction with our products and services in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. However, no personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, email address or telephone number) will be connected with such information. They may use information about your visits to this and other websites to target advertisements for goods and services and may be used to keep track of user response to each advertisement. These targeted advertisements may appear on our Websites or on other sites that you visit. The anonymous information is collected through the use of a pixel tag or cookies, which are industry standard technologies used by most major websites. If you do not want such companies to collect this information you may opt-out.

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Web Beacons: The Websites may contain electronic images (called a "single-pixel GIF" or a "web beacon") that allow a website to track the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. No personally identifiable information will be transmitted via web beacons.

Telephone Recording and Monitoring: To ensure International Business Centre Ltd customers receive quality service, International Business Centre Ltd selects phone calls for recording and/or monitoring. These calls, between International Business Centre Ltd customers (or potential customers) and employees, are evaluated by International Business Centre Ltd representatives. This is to guarantee that prompt, consistent assistance and accurate information is delivered in a professional manner. In contacting International Business Centre Ltd creating an account with International Business Centre Ltd, or by otherwise utilising any International Business Centre Ltd products or services, you hereby consent to any such call recording and/or monitoring.

How Personal Information Is Used

Our Use: We receive and store any personal information you enter on our Websites or give to us voluntarily in any other way and may use it to contact you from time to time. We take steps designed to ensure that only the employees who need access to your personal information to fulfil their employment duties will have access to it. By registering on a Website and providing your telephone number, you agree that this action constitutes a purchase, enquiry and/or application for purposes of telemarketing laws. Regardless of the fact that your telephone and/or cell number may be listed with the TPS, you are providing your express written consent to receive future information (including telemarketing) about products and services from us and/or our affiliates, and you hereby agree and consent to our contacting you using the information you have provided and will provide to us. This means we may contact you by e-mail, phone and/or cell number (including use of automated dialling equipment and/or pre-recorded calls), text (SMS) message, social networks or any other means of communication that your wireless or other telecommunications device may be capable of receiving (i.e. video, etc.). We may also send you information or offers from time to time to the postal address or email address we have on file (as further outlined in this Privacy Policy). You further acknowledge that you are not required to agree directly or indirectly or enter into an agreement regarding our telemarketing efforts as a condition of purchasing any goods or services from us or our affiliates.

Electronic Mail: From time to time, International Business Centre Ltd may use your personal information to contact you by electronic mail concerning our services. These communications are often intended to inform you of important information regarding your account, or about general services provided by International Business Centre Ltd and/or its affiliates. If you do not want to receive email from us or our affiliates regarding new services, please click the "unsubscribe" link which is included at the bottom of any email you receive from us. However, in order to fulfil our service obligations to you, we will continue to send you emails regarding your account administration, as well as any necessary information, such as renewal notices and instructions. By providing us with your email address you consent to receiving communications from us electronically and all notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Service Related Uses: We may use your personal information to contact you about the goods or services you have purchased from us, or for other purposes in which you have expressed an interest, for example, if you have contacted customer service or made an enquiry. We will also provide you with service and account related announcements. For instance, if the delivery of a service or product is delayed we might send you an email, or other message, or if there is some service issue with something you might have ordered. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to cancel your services with us.

Protection of International Business Centre Ltd and Others: We may release account and other personal information when we are required to do so by law, court order, subpoena or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency, including ICANN, in order to enforce or apply our Services Agreement or other agreements, or when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable, including for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of International Business Centre Ltd, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection, credit risk reduction or other similar purposes. Sites Other Than International Business Centre Ltd, International Business Centre Ltd has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or information gathering practices of other websites, including those to which we may link and those which may link to us. We strongly recommend that you review the privacy policies of every online service you use before submitting any personal information and direct any concerns to the site administrator of that website.

How Long We Keep Your Personal Data
We keep information only for as long as we need it to provide you services, manage our business or as required by law or contract. Where you have a contract with us, we will retain your data for the length of the contract, and will further retain that information for a time period consistent with our legal or regulatory responsibilities, after you terminate all your services with us to resolve disputes, enforce our relevant Service Agreement, and to adhere to the technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of the Sites. If you have any questions about how long we will keep your specific data, please contact us.

How We Keep Your Personal Data Safe
We work to protect the security of your financial information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") software, which encrypts the information you input on the Site. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You can further help to ensure your security by taking a few simple precautions. For instance, it is important to protect against unauthorised access to your computer, and to be sure to sign off when you are finished using a shared computer.

Limitation Of Liability
International Business Centre Ltd assumes no responsibility or liability with regard to any theft, loss, alteration or misuse of personal or other information lawfully provided by International Business Centre Ltd to third parties, or with regard to the failure of any third party to abide by this privacy policy or such third party.

Contacting Us
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you can contact us by writing to us at or by mail at 1 Millreagh, Carrowreagh Road, Dundonald, Belfast, BT16 1TJ.