Daniel Friederich was born on January 16th in 1932. At the age of 23 years he built his first instrument (a copy of a Simplicio), because he wanted to learn to play the guitar. His guitar teacher Christian Aubin and the painter and guitar builder Robert Bouchet had a great influence on his work and Friederich developed their ideas further. For decades now, Friederich has been one of the world’s most important luthiers and his guitars are played all over the world.
Early in his career, he built some guitars with spruce top, but this changed in 1974 when he finally devoted himself mainly to guitars with cedar top (with only few exceptions that were built on special request. This guitar is one of the rare examples with spruce top and doubled sides. The guitar has only one minor, well repaired crack on the top (right side on the top near the binding at the same height of the bridge). The overall condition is remarkable for its age. Regarding the sound: The volume is quite strong with powerful and sonorous basses and the trebles are sounding quite long and lyrical. The new tuning machines are made by Fustero but the original Fustero tuners are available.
|Back and sides:||Indian Rosewood|
|Fretboard width at 12th fret:||63 mm|
|Body resonance:||Between F# and G|