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 guitar was made in Daniel Friederich’s most popular period. Furthermore, this instrument is completely free of cracks. Most importantly, it is an absolutely fantastic concert instrument. Daniel Friederich had achieved such a high level of elegance and refinement in the timbre, the colours, and the balance of his guitars in this late period of his career. The playing experience is absolutely immersive. The overall volume and projection are immense and the rich textured basses combine flawlessly with the gracious multifaceted trebles. The sustain is outstanding up to the high B on the nineteenth fret and the overtones complete the great sound spectrum.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|