Belfast, Ireland (December 24, 2011) -- 100 years after the launch of the Titanic, a Belfast company has designed a range of limited edition guitars to celebrate this milestone.
A small group of luthiers in Ireland have used the same tradition and skills used in the building of the ship to develop a unique line of guitars that proudly pay homage to the Titanic. Using some of the best woods in the industry, combined with excellent tonal qualities, these new masterpieces are truly a collector’s item.
Music played such an extremely important part of the life of the ship, even up to its final moments. As a celebration of the centenary of the Titanic, a select team of Irish luthiers have got together to design, develop and commission the manufacture of 8 special limited edition models.
These 8 custom models (4 acoustic and 4 electric), are limited to 100 pieces each. Every guitar features select solid wood, a custom made hard-shell case, a limited edition engraved G7th capo, custom leather strap, D’Addario strings, plus a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The acoustic models are fitted with the Fishman Matrix VT system.
Each model is named after a little Titanic history, including the Belfast Goliath, Jack of Hearts, and New York Dreadnought, to name a few. Titanic Guitars are built to represent the Irish pride in excellence in craftsmanship and design. The company says, "The very best in guitar design, has been combined with our skills in manufacturing abroad, to bring affordable, yet excellent Titanic collectables, as well as excellent guitars, meant to be inspirational and bring years of enjoyment." Prices start from $800 to $2150.
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