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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Newark lecture

A lecture on guitar construction and the lutherie business by David Antony Reid at Newark school of guitar making. After being kindly asked by fellow luthier, Adrian Lucas, to do a one off lecture at the prestigious Newark school of guitar making, I gladly accepted and shall be present on the 2nd of December 2009. I look forward to meeting all of the students and staff on the day.

Written: Saturday November 21st, 7:05pm 2009