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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Truly Tailored Tone!

Truly Tailored Tone!

In November 2014 I introduced my latest acoustic guitar development: The VaultBack Halo.

I was very pleased with this invention, but in the December just after I had an epiphany, and realised there is "sooo" much more to this than first meets the eye, or ears!

Whilst running-through the bass, mid, treble and gain controls on a K&K trinity mini, with a customer I had just fitted one for, I found myself wondering: how you could I possibly control an acoustic guitar to this degree? Then, the penny dropped.

Introducing Truly Tailored Tone by David Antony Reid Guitars -

Written: Sunday January 4th, 11:40am 2015