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

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www.premierguitar.com with David Antony Reid at The Montreal Guitar Show 2011

This stunning acoustic from UK-based luthier David Antony Reid features a curved back made of alternating flamed Spanish walnut and English cherry. The strips of wood, called staves, are crucial for creating the curved back, a la barrel construction. The top is cross-silked Sitka spruce, the neck is mahogany with purpleheart, and the fretboard is ebony.

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