Daniel Friederich was born on the sixteenth of January 1932 and regrettably passed away in 2020. Although he had a strong desire to play the guitar, he lacked money. But at the age of 23, Friederich solved this dilemma by building his first guitar himself: a copy of a Simplicio guitar. Daniel’s guitar teacher and excellent guitar maker, Christian Aubin, was a great help to him. After building tools and gaining some experience in guitar making, Daniel Friederich showed his fifteenth guitar to Robert Bouchet. Since then, Robert Bouchet has inspired his work, and Daniel Friederich has personally developed some of R. Bouchet’s ideas throughout his career.
Daniel Friederich was one of the world’s most important and respected active luthiers for decades. After a long and successful career, he stopped making guitars in 2015 and sold all his tools. Today, he is undoubtedly one of history’s most respected and admired guitar makers.
The “Concert Model” No. 462, crafted in 1977 by the renowned luthier Daniel Friederich, is an exquisite example of masterful guitar-making. This instrument, with its captivating cedar top, epitomizes the art of classical guitar construction, offering a tonal richness that resonates with every strum. The sonority of this guitar is akin to a poetic expression, with trebles that sing with a crystalline clarity, producing a luxurious sustain reminiscent of a bell’s chime. The robust basses, warm and potent, provide a perfect counterbalance to the trebles, creating an overall sound that is beautifully symphonic. Each note played on this guitar finds its perfect place, weaving together to form a harmonious and captivating soundscape.
The experience of playing the “Concert Model” No. 462 is like filling the vast spaces of a grand cathedral with melodious echoes, each note reverberating with a divine resonance that captivates the listener. This masterful creation of Friederich is not only a testament to his innovative design but also to his exceptional craftsmanship. One of the guitar’s distinguishing features is its double-side construction, with an additional layer of rosewood inside, enhancing both its durability and acoustic properties. In the realm of classical guitars, this model by Daniel Friederich is a true standout, not merely an instrument but a medium for artistic expression. It invites players to immerse themselves in a world of emotional depth, allowing them to conjure landscapes of emotion, narrative, and imagination through its strings.
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