Exhibitors 2015

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David Antony Reid Luthier
David Antony Reid

David Antony Reid is a “true” hand-maker of multi award winning, bespoke, contemporary and innovative stringed instruments, based in the UK. To date he has invented six modern innovations for the steel strung acoustic guitar, and most recently has discovered how to give a perfectly EQ’d tone without electrics on his acoustic guitars. It can take an average of 400 hours to make his average instrument. He continues to strive for the ultimate in ergonomics and customer satisfaction with regards to tone requirements. He believes aesthetics are important, but tone and feel are his ultimate interests.

The Holy Grail Guitar Show is set to be one of “the” greats in the world of lutherie! I am extremely proud to once again be exhibiting alongside my friends and peers at this incredible guitar extravaganza!

My instruments are “truly” made by hand! The only machines used are a pillar drill and a bandsaw. No CNC, no laser cutters, no jigs and router, no sanding machines! I believe in a completely hands-on touch-and-feel understanding of what is a massively complex vibrating system. I continues to strive for the ultimate in ergonomics and customer satisfaction with regards to tone requirements – which is entirely subjective! I believe the aesthetics of an instrument are very important, but tone and feel are my ultimate interest.