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

Realwood Headstock

LaGuitare.com Interview

LaGuitare.com Interview


I was asked by Jacques Carbonneaux, of LaGuitare.com, Paris, whilst exhibiting at The Montreal Guitar Show in June/July, 2012, if he may record one of my VaultBack acoustic guitars being played, interview me and post a write-up on their website. I happily obliged and here it is for all to see. Enjoy!

Written: Sunday July 8th, 3:35pm 2012