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

guitarbench.com - new David Antony Reid article

guitarbench.com - new David Antony Reid article

As director of Goodacoustics.com, the Singapore Guitar Show and now Guitarbench.com, Terance Tan has evolved to become a highly regarded aficionado in the guitar world. It was my pleasure to chat to him in my latest interview.

I first met Terance, in London, around ten years ago through Good Acoustics. As well as becoming a doctor in Singapore he also finds the time to be a keen photographer, business owner, and now online guitar magazine director/editor! I take my hat off to him and encourage you to have a browse of his fantastic online magazine: guitarbench.com. Link below.

Written: Wednesday April 27th, 12:49am 2011