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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Guitarbench.com David Antony Reid Interview 2010

David Antony Reid is a London based luthier with a passion for perfection and flair for the unusual. His vault back guitars have been highly rated in the UK and even won the best acoustic guitar over 1000 sterling from Guitar Magazine. We are very fortunate to be able to drag David away from his workbench for this interview.

Continue reading this interview over at www.guitarbench.com