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

Realwood Headstock

    A 'Gent' with a 13th fret neck join and cantilevered neck (SOLD)

    The latest edition and new model to my range (SOLD). After many mature men reaching retirement have asked me about short-scale guitars in Ivor Mairants on a Friday, I decided to get to designing one myself. I've always wanted to make a small bodied acoustic but have never gotten around to it. I'm making this first one with a Western red cedar top, service back and sides, (that's a european berry tree: very beautiful timber and has a fantastic ring) it has a short scale of 630mm, flat headstock, a Brazilian mahogany cantilevered neck, a 13th fret body joint - for better access and a balanced top/bridge position - and purple heart trimmings. I'm going to aptly name it 'The Gent'.

    It shall be priced at 2600.00 with flight case. Drop me a line for inquires or to make an appointment to see work in progress.

    Written: Monday December 14th, 10:48am 2009