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 had help from 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 very rare lefthand model. It was made in 1994 and is in very good condition which means it only has some marking to the front and a very little ding below the bridge. It has of course no cracks. The tone is very rich of cedar and at the same time the clarity and the sustain of spruce. The original tuners are made by Fustero. A Hiscox Pro II case is included.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|