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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The new resident Luthier at Ivor Mairants

Building a new reputation. As of December 2008 I am now the new resident luthier at the highly reputable 'Ivor Mairants' store in London's west end. Together with the staff at the store we aim to build a great reputation for high quality repairs and set-ups. However, I am, of course, still taking on repairs in my own workshop as always.

Thank you to all of my customers in 2008 and a prosperous 2009 to everyone! I look forward to seeing old and new clients this coming year.

Written: Wednesday January 21st, 12:01pm 2009