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.
For decades, Daniel Friederich was one of the world’s most important and respected active luthiers. 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. 725, crafted in 1994 by the esteemed luthier Daniel Friederich, is an exquisite representation of the pinnacle of classical guitar craftsmanship. Celebrated for captivating the hearts of guitar enthusiasts and musicians worldwide, this guitar stands as a testament to Friederich’s unparalleled skill and dedication to his craft. Featuring a cedar soundboard, a material chosen for its ability to deliver a bright and clear sound, the guitar is further enhanced by the traditional seven fan bracings. This design significantly amplifies the guitar’s resonance and tonal stability, producing a sound that is both rich in depth and vibrancy. The trebles emit pristine clarity and are abundant in overtones, akin to the resonant chime of a bell, while the sustain beautifully enriches the guitar’s sonic appeal. The basses, warm and robust, complement the trebles, creating a harmoniously well-rounded sound that is neither overbearing nor lacking in presence.
The aesthetic and acoustic beauty of this guitar is further elevated by its Indian rosewood back, a material renowned for its visual and tonal richness. The sides, doubled with mahogany, enhance the guitar’s sound projection and resonance, contributing to its full-bodied character. The condition of this guitar is exemplary, with its original integrity preserved, barring several finishing retouch. It remains free from cracks or repairs. Owning the 1994 Daniel Friederich “Concert Model” No. 725 is not just about possessing a high-caliber guitar; it’s about embracing a piece of history from one of the most revered guitar makers of our time. This instrument is not merely an object of beauty and sound; it is a legacy, a treasure for any musician or collector who appreciates the artistry and history embedded within the world of classical guitars.
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