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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Reviews

Guitar Exchange Interview 2016

Guitar Exchange Interview 2016

David Antony Reid is interviewed by Guitar Exchange.  Please follow the link for full interview… Continue reading this review.

Grand Gtrs Review VaultBack Halo March 2016

Grand Gtrs Review VaultBack Halo March 2016

 Extratererrestrial … Continue reading this review.

Guitarist Magazine's Ultimate Guitar Collection 2015

Guitarist Magazine's Ultimate Guitar Collection 2015

Guitarist magazine picks their Ultimate Guitar Collection, and a David Antony Reid VaultBack is one of… Continue reading this review.

Guitarist Presents Acoustic VaultBack Review Spring 2014

Guitarist Presents Acoustic VaultBack Review Spring 2014

Guitarist Presents Acoustic VaultBack Review Spring 2014… Continue reading this review.

Guitarbench.com - Different Strings takes a look at the Combolin 2013

Guitarbench.com - Different Strings takes a look at the Combolin 2013

This month, we present two Different Strings features. This first one is a multi-string instrument combining… Continue reading this review.

Acoustic Guitar Magazine (US) Pick Their 8 Dream Guitars of the World, and a David Antony Reid VaultBack is one of them! March 2013

Acoustic Guitar Magazine (US) Pick Their 8 Dream Guitars of the World, and a David Antony Reid VaultBack is one of them! March 2013

15. 55-inch body with vaulted back. Flamed sequoia top.  Cocobolo back and sides. Ebony fingerboard… Continue reading this review.

David Antony Reid filmed interview for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) 2012

David Antony Reid filmed interview for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) 2012

A film crew from NAMM, came all the way from California, US, to interview a load of people involved in… Continue reading this review.

OH, CANADA! - Guitar Aficionado Magazine Vol 4/ No4 2012

OH, CANADA! - Guitar Aficionado Magazine Vol 4/ No4 2012

Although there is s no official accounting of the number of independent guitar makers working today,… Continue reading this review.

www.Laguitare.com at the Montreal Guitar Show 2012

www.Laguitare.com at the Montreal Guitar Show 2012

David Antony Reid est installé en Ecosse à Edimbourg. Spécialisé en guitares… Continue reading this review.

www.premierguitar.com with David Antony Reid at The Montreal Guitar Show 2012 

www.premierguitar.com with David Antony Reid at The Montreal Guitar Show 2012 

Seen through the soundport: The intricately sculpted interior bracing took Reid 10 years to develop. … Continue reading this review.

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

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… Continue reading this review.

'Acoustic' Magazine ***** VaultBack Review October 2011 

'Acoustic' Magazine ***** VaultBack Review October 2011 

Don't fancy a mainstream copy of a CF Martin instrument? Then you should explore this Vault Back compendium… Continue reading this review.

Guitarbench.com David Antony Reid Interview 2010

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. … Continue reading this review.

Luthier Profile by 'Acoustic' magazine 2009

Luthier Profile by 'Acoustic' magazine 2009

David Antony Reid’s award-winning guitars use a unique blend of indigenous and eco-friendly tonewoods… Continue reading this review.

Real-wood Vault-Back ***** Feature Guitarist Magazine 2009 

Real-wood Vault-Back ***** Feature Guitarist Magazine 2009 

The UK is not short of acoustic guitar makers – often solo luthiers making very few high quality… Continue reading this review.

Auditorium Acoustic Review Guitar and Bass Magazine 2004 

Auditorium Acoustic Review Guitar and Bass Magazine 2004 

A relative newcomer to British Luthiery, David Reid already has the perfectionist abilities of a seasoned… Continue reading this review.

Vault Back Acoustic Review Guitar Magazine  2003

Vault Back Acoustic Review Guitar Magazine  2003

Unless completely self-taught, most luthiers would probably opt to complete their training before taking… Continue reading this review.

Awards

Exposure Photography Awards 2015

Exposure Photography Awards 2015

I am delighted to share with you my inclusion in The Exposure Awards photography collections, which were… Continue reading about this award.

The Balvenie Masters of Craft Award Film 2014

The Balvenie Masters of Craft Award Film 2014

I'm very proud to present a short film on my work, made by The Masters of Craft Awards.  Please… Continue reading about this award.

The Balvenie Masters of Craft Awards 2013

The Balvenie Masters of Craft Awards 2013

I was highly honoured to have made it to the finals of The Balvenie Masters of Crafts Awards, in the… Continue reading about this award.

Perth Colleges' Alumnus of The Year 2012 Presentation February 2013

Perth Colleges' Alumnus of The Year 2012 Presentation February 2013

David Reid, Perth College UHI Elumnus of the Year 2012 was presented his award by Her Royal Highness… Continue reading about this award.

The University of The Highlands and Islands, Perth Colleges' Alumnus of The Year 2012

The University of The Highlands and Islands, Perth Colleges' Alumnus of The Year 2012

This year’s Alumnus of the Year title has been awarded to David Reid. In his own words, David tells… Continue reading about this award.

Gear of The Year, Acoustic Guitar of the year 2003

Gear of The Year, Acoustic Guitar of the year 2003

Influenced by Renaissance-period lute construction, UK maker David Reid’s auditorium-size Vault… Continue reading about this award.

The Cup For Academic Achievement in Engineering 1999

The Cup For Academic Achievement in Engineering 1999

Whilst studying mechitronical engineering in 1999, David won The Cup For Academic Achievement in Engineering… Continue reading about this award.