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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Guitarist Presents Acoustic VaultBack Review Spring 2014

I'd like to personally thank Mick Taylor of Guitarist Presents Acoustic for recognising what I have done with the steel strung acoustic guitar: which is to create an instrument that is not just another generic American guitar, but a unique European instrument of clarity, balance and definition, which I feel could inspire a generation of new and current musicians to explore new territory, produce new music and maybe even a new genre.

To read this review, which is one of my best to date, please click on the images below to view their full size. You should also check-out this new quarterly magazine, it is definitely one of the best acoustic guitar magazines I have ever read!


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