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

No V.A.T. increase here!

No V.A.T. increase here!

See my repairs page for more information

Beat that grudged tax increase! As I am a true hand-maker of instruments you can possibly imagine that I do not manage to produce hundreds of guitars a year; so, my annual turnover is less than the threshold where it becomes necessary to be a V.A.T registered company in the UK. Therefor, no V.A.T increase here! Above is an "unchanged" general price list for standard repairs and set-ups.

Written: Wednesday April 27th, 12:52am 2011