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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An Incredible Quote From The One and Only William "Grit" Laskin.

An Incredible Quote From The One and Only William

William "Grit" Laskin With One Of His Phenomenal Creations

I am seriously honoured to receive this quote from "the" luthier in our industry that I respect "the" absolute most -
“David builds some of the most unique and impressive guitars I have seen in my 44 years as a luthier. His workmanship is impeccable, and the guitars are simply superb. I hope and trust that as he deals with medical issues, he will still continue to make some of his outstanding instruments. Simply put, they are to be coveted.” W. “Grit” Laskin
Thank you so much for your unbelievably kind words, Grit! You are an incredible inspiration to us all!
I neighboured with Grit at the 2013 Healdsburg Guitar Festival, and over those 3 days I was very privileged to get to know what a wonderful man he is! Last year we managed to catchup in Berlin at The HGGS, too, and he insisted then that I quote him. He's now made it official, and I'm forever grateful to him for his incredibly kind words! If for some strange reason you're not familiar with Grit's phenomenal work, then check this out! -www.williamlaskin.com
I haven't managed to do much in the way of guitar making in the last 6 months, but this is a seriously motivating accolade for me. I best get cracking!

Written: Friday September 4th, 2:11pm 2015