Insomnia France 

Fabrication de guitare sur mesure 

From one luthier to another Andy, your work is remarkable.
David, coming from you that is a compliment indeed. Your VaultBack is the epitome of style and acoustic sense, I applaud your dedication

Vault Back: Specifications

Price from

RealWood finish, from: £35,000
Gloss finish, from: £35,500
Three piece sides, from: £36,000
Chamfered/beveled, from: £35,500
Inlayed models, from: £35,000

Scale Length

650mm (25.59”)

Width of neck at nut

44mm, 45mm 46mm or 48mm

At 14th Fret

54mm, 55mm 56mm or 58mm

Depth of Neck

At 1st Fret

20mm, 21mm or 22mm

 At 9th Fret

22mm, 23mm, 24mm

Fingerboard radius

12” or 16”


At 12th Fret treble

1.4mm, 1.6mm or 1.8mm

At 12th Fret bass

2.2mm, 2.4mm or 2.6mm Higher action is best for the more strident player!




Solid: Birdseye maple/ Flamed sycamore/ Flamed maple/ Indian rosewood / Walnut/ Service / Cherry / Paduk / Apple / Pear / African blackwood / Cuban mahogany. Other timbers can be used but I am trying to greatly reduce the amount of tropical timbers and replace them with fruit woods indigenous to the UK.


12th fret joint or 14th. Brazilian mahogany / Figured maple / or three piece of Paduk Cuban mahogany and Figured Maple

Finger board & Bridge

Machine heads

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2.2mm, 2.4mm or 2.6mm Higher action is best for the more strident player!



At 1st Fret

 At 9th Fret

54mm, 55mm 56mm or 58mm

54mm, 55mm 56mm or 58mm


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