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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I have a guitar that needs a setup, can you do that for me?

That's no problem at all. I set up "all" guitars. However, I keep only a limited selection of strings, so if you have any special requirements then please let me know, or alternatively I'm more than happy for you to provide your own strings. It's a fully bespoke service so you have to wait as the work is done. I'll ask you to play a little for me so as the setup I aim for suits your playing style; then I'll ask you to try it out again as I work on your instrument so that you are 100% happy before you leave.  On average it usually takes about 1 hour, and a price list for most setups is on my repairs page. I am in Battersea, Ingate Place, and my hours are: Tue - Sat 10am - 6pm. This is an appointment only service, so please call to let me know you're availability and we can make you an appointment for you to come over.

If I send you images of my broken guitar can you give me a price to fix it?

I'm afraid It is always impossible to give a costing for these sorts of repairs without seeing the instrument in person, so we'd have to make an appointment for you to come and show it to me so I can assess … Continue reading this FAQ

I have a guitar that needs a setup, can you do that for me?

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Can I ship my guitar to you for repair?

David is contacted regularly from all over the UK, and indeed the rest of the world, and asked if an instrument can be shipped to him for repair, and the answer is, yes! Every instrument is unique, so … Continue reading this FAQ

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