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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David Antony Reid with Premier Guitar Magazine

David Antony Reid with Premier Guitar Magazine

At the 2012, Montreal Guitar Show.

I first met Andy Ellis, senior editor of Premier Guitar Magazine, at the 2011, Montreal Guitar Show, and had the pleasure of spending an evening chinwagging away with him at the luthiers' party as we watched the Montreal Jazz Festivals' main stage, and its performances, unfolded below the balcony of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, where the guitar show is held. It was a memorable night, so needless to say, I was delighted to see, Andy, again at the 2012 show; and even more delighted for him to select me as one of the showcases, out of the hundreds of guitars at the event, for Premier Guitars', Montreal Guitar Show Special.

You can click on "More Information" to get a link to the online version of Premier Guitar Magazine, and have a flick through their favorite selection from the 2012, Montreal Guitar Show. Enjoy, and, I hope you're very well, Andy? And thank you for all of your kind words! - One of the worlds truly genuine people!

Written: Sunday August 5th, 7:11am 2012