Without wanting to make too bad a judgment on a different guitar, against the Reid Vaultback, a normal price industry guitar would seems as it were the handicraft of a ten-year old child. Extraordinary, unique, far away from any mainstream and artistically valuable. The Vaultback Halo of DAR is a masterpiece of contemporary lutherie – without ifs and buts. Its unbelievable value as a musical instrument competes with its artistic quality. I am honoured to have been allowed to play a guitar that differs so much from anything known and which leaves such an impression. Considering how rare these creations are, how innovative, refined and special, I want to predict that they will also play a prominent role in the future.

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Guitars made by David Antony Reid

These are the main models of guitar typically designed and made by myself.

Each model is created to my own specification, however I will consider variations on these themes to meet with your own specific requirements.
You can view detailed specifications on each of these models by clicking on the links below.


David Antony Reid, Auditorium Acoustic Guitar

An orchestral sized model, incorporating the latest innovations and designs. 12th fret, 14th fret and cutaway models available.

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Vault Back

David Antony Reid, VaultBack Acoustic Guitar

My signature model: by far the most comfortable guitar you shall ever play, and my best sounding instrument. Their Vaulted backs aid the elimination of standing waves and project to an almost dreadnought like degree, yet they are controlled and extremely well balanced.

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The Gent

David Antony Reid, Gent Acoustic Guitar

A parlor sizes guitar with a lot of shout. These little Gents, or Ladies for a lady, have a sweet and controlled tone for the finger-stylist in you. Cantilevered necks usually feature.

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Hybrid Electric

David Antony Reid, Hybrid Electric Guitar

An amalgamation of my favorite electric guitar aesthetics, and the best hardware available - anywhere!

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