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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Hybrid Electric: Specifications

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

Scale Length 650mm (25.59”)
Width of neck at nut 43mm, 44mm, 45mm or 46mm
At 14th Fret 53mm, 54mm, 55mm or 48mm

Depth of Neck

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


At 12th Fret treble 1.2mm, 1.3mm, 1.4mm or 1.5mm
At 12th Fret bass 1.8mm, 2mm, 2.2mm or 2.4mm. Higher action is best for the more strident player!


Nut Bone
Body Solid: Flamed Sycamore / Paduk / Ash/ Mahogany / poplar
Top Birdseye maple/ Flamed sycamore/ Curly maple / curly redwood
Neck Brazilian Mahogany / Figured Maple/ 3 Piece
Finger board & Bridge Indian Rosewood / Indian Ebony / Macassar Ebony/ Birdseye maple
Case Hiscox/ custom Calton / custom carbon fibre Hoffee
Machine heads Schaller, Gohto, Waverly or custom, handmade Robson
HardwareBareknuckle pickups, Oak Grigsby switches, CTS pots