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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14th Fret Neck join Real wood Auditorium (SOLD)

14th Fret Neck join Real wood Auditorium (SOLD)

I've decided to make an auditorium acoustic with a flat head stock in recent weeks. I normally go for the slotted head as it gives a better break angle over the nut. This method is a more time-consuming option though, and therefore more costly to make and that obviously has to be passed on to you, the customer.

Along with this I am going to make this instrument a little less decorative than I normally would, also bringing down the cost. One thing you can be sure of is that I won't be compromising the tone! I'm setting the price at £2500.00. I should be finished this one in four weeks or so, so give me a shout then if you'd like to see how it turns out; or, drop me a line and you could see the work in progress if you fancy! SOLD

Written: Friday February 13th, 6:04pm 2009