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.

Grand Gtrs Magazine

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Auditorium: Specifications

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

Price range No longer available
Scale Length 650mm (25.59”)
Width of neck at nut 44mm, 45mm 46mm or 48mm
At 14th Fret 54mm, 55mm or 56mm


Upper Boat 305mm
Lower Boat 395mm
Body Length 495mm
Over all length 1015mm 14th fret model
995mm 12th fret model
Body depth at bottom 110mm
Body depth at heal 75mm

Depth of Neck

At 1st Fret 20mm, 21mm or 22mm
At 9thFret 22mm, 23mm or 24mm
Fingerboard radius 12” or 16”


At 12th Fret treble 1.4mm, 1.6mm or 1.8mm
At 12th Fret bass 2.2mm, 2.4mm or 2.6mm. Higher action is best for the more strident player!


Nut/Saddle Bone
Back & sides Solid: Birdseye maple / Flamed sycamore / Indian rosewood / maccasar ebony / African blackwood Also three or four piece including walnut, pear, cherry and apple.
Top Solid: Sitka Spruce / European white Spruce / Englemann spruce/ Western red cedar / curly redwood/ Adirondack spruce
Neck 12th fret joint or 14th. Brazilian mahogany / Figured maple/ 3 piece/ Cuban mahogany
Finger board & Bridge Indian rosewood / Indian ebony / Macassar ebony / African blackwood
Case Hiscox/ Custom Calton / custom carbon fibre Hoffee
Machine heads Schaller, Gohto, Waverly or Custom, Handmade Robson