Daniel Friederich was born on the sixteenth of January 1932. Although having the strong wish to play the guitar, he had to face a shortage of money. However, at the age of 23, Friederich solved this dilemma by building his first guitar himself: a copy of a Simplicio guitar. Daniel Friederich was helped by his guitar teacher Christian Aubin at the beginning around 1955. After having built tools and gathered some guitar making experiences, Daniel Friederich showed his fifteenth guitar to Robert Bouchet. Ever since, R. Bouchet inspired his work. He personally developed some ideas of R. Bouchet during his career. For decades, Daniel Friederich has been one of the most important active luthiers in the world. In 2015, he stopped building guitars and sold all his tools. He is now definitely one of the most respected and admired luthiers of the guitar history.
This early spruce-top guitar was built by Daniel Friederich in 1965. It is lightly built and definitely one of the most responsive Daniel Friederich guitars we ever had. It has crystal clear trebles with plenty of overtones as well as stable confident basses. The clearness in the voicing as well as the freedom the guitar gives to the player to phrase, play with tones, dynamics and colours are just brilliant.
|Back and sides:||Brazilian rosewood – CITES certified|