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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The Best Guitar Repairs in Scotland, based in Perth

David Antony Reid isn't just a guitar tech, he's a multi award winning guitar maker, with a truly international reputation for excelence. To see the merit of David's work first hand, please just simply have a browse through his acclaim page here on this website and you'll see the unquestionably world class level of work that you could have carried-out on your instrument.

In London, apart from making his multi award winning instruments, David also spent 14 years repairing instruments for everyone from the rich and famous, to absolute beginers. And, as resident luthier for 4 years at the world famous Ivor Mairants guitar shop in London's west end, he had many a high profile client, as well as spending one year part time at the UK's only Martin, Santa Cruz, and National Resophonics repair centre. So that's 18 years of experience making and repairing guitars, and other fretted instruments, at "the" top level in the whole world.

Due to popular demand, after re-locating back to Scotland, David had to keep his repair centre open in London and continues to block-book in clients, old and new, every 4-6 weeks.

So, quite simply, there is no other guitar repairer north of the border with this level of experience. You can rest asured your instrument simply could not be in better hands in Scotland.  So, a trip to Perth could be well worth the extra effort! 

Please just fill-out a contact form to make all repair enquires, or call David personally on the number provided.