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David Antony Reid

Guitar design

One of the UK's premier builders, David stretches the limits of innovation and style. The result is a  complete and full tonal spectrum to enjoy as you play this masterpiece. Feels good - sounds Amazing! Every note is FAT and Full of Character.

David Antony Reid is a true "hand-maker" of bespoke, contemporary and innovative stringed instruments. As a multi award winning luthier, David can take up to 400 hours to craft and sculpt his average guitar - an approach employed due to strong feelings regarding a constant touch-and-feel understanding of the materials and construction method used. He believes aesthetics are important, but tone and feel are his ultimate interests.

Amongst his other accolades, David is credited with inventing several modern guitar construction innovations such as the double-edged-scalloped fretboard, the ergonomic guitar neck, the dual compensated saddle, the multiple frequency soundboard and the multiple diffraction/reflection back.

More importantly David has been highly credited for his considerate use of materials, employing timbers such as 3000+ year old bog oak, 100 year old fallen sequoia, re-claimed old Cuban and Brazilian mahogany which had previously been fire surrounds, bank counters and staircase posts; English fruit trees, sycamores and maples which fell during the 1987 hurricane in the south of England, and the very sought-after African Blackwood from the only 100% Forestry Stewardship Council approved sawmill in the world.

David Antony Reid

Tel: 
07714 768 957

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