Friedemann Beck completed his Gasellenausbildung in 2010. During this training, he ventured to Spain for the first time for a two-week internship, immersing himself in learning and honing his craft. Post-graduation, Friedemann spent almost another year working alongside the renowned guitar craftsman, Andres Marvi. In 2015, his journey took him to “Lakewood Guitars,” where his passion for the craft found new avenues. At Lakewood, Friedemann pursued several side projects. He studied the concept of double-top guitars, made electric basses and, most notably, built his masterpiece. After a rewarding four years, Friedemann left Lakewood Guitars, equipped with a Master Craftsman’s diploma in hand. Since 2020, Friedemann Beck has been operating his own atelier, dedicating his focus to concert guitars. Throughout his career, his passion for guitar making has been evident, solidifying his position as a respected figure in the world of guitar craftsmanship.
Its spruce soundboard, carved with unwavering precision, melds seamlessly with the timeless elegance of the classic Indian rosewood that frames its back and sides. Rooted deeply in tradition, the seven fan bracings evoke the legacies of classical designs. Yet, this instrument is not one to rest on the laurels of the past alone. Its elevated fingerboard, reflecting the aspirations of the contemporary guitarist, is a perfect synthesis of history and modernity.
In the realm of sound, this guitar transcends mere music, evolving into a symphonic masterpiece. The trebles, infused with the soul of Spanish artistry, craft melodies rich in emotion and vigor. In harmonious counterpoint, the bass notes rise, creating a robust sonic canvas that captivates and serenades its audience in equal measure.
Augmenting its myriad features is the ingeniously crafted thin neck, catering to the nuanced needs of guitarists, ensuring effortless playability. This instrument isn’t just about sound; it’s about feel, touch, and an intimate connection between artist and art.
This guitar is an experience, a journey through time and sound, coveted by aficionados and novices alike, epitomizing the zenith of guitar craftsmanship.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||G#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|