Daniel Friederich was born on January 16, 1932. Although having the strong wish to play guitar, he had to face the shortage of money. However, at the age of 23, Friederich solved this dilemma by building his first guitar himself with the result of a copy of a Simplicio guitar. At the beginning Friederich was helped by his guitar teacher Aubin. Also after the early beginnings of guitar making, Friederich was inspired by the work of his friend Robert Bouchet whose ideas were also further developed by Friederich. For decades, Daniel Friederich has been one of the most important luthiers in the world. In 2015 he stopped to build guitars and sold all his tools.
At the beginning of his career as a luthier he built some spruce top guitars, which changed in the 1970’s when he started to devote himself mainly to the construction of guitars with a cedar top.
This Friederich guitar is a beautiful cedar top classical guitar made in 1975. This cedar top concert model has a fully developed Friederich bracing pattern. It is numbered 421 and was built in the year 1975. It is slightly lighter and surprisingly easy to play. The treble has an incredible sustain and sounds bell-like. The basses are very present but not dominating the sound impression. The guitar has two repaired cracks on the repolished top – the bridge was replaced. It has some marking to the front, back and sides. We have the complete repair documentation available that we will provide to the new owner. The tuners are made by Rodgers. A hard-shell case is included.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|