Stephen got his first acoustic guitar at 18, after having been passionately into music for many years. He attended evening classes by Master Luthier Stephen Hill in 2004, which inspired him into guitar making. Soon after, Stephen apprenticed at the workshop of Pablo Requena for two years, where he received a great foundation of knowledge and skills that he continues to put to use today. Stephen finally set up his first workshop in 2008. He has enjoyed building guitars for many professional guitarists, such as Paul Gregory, Juan Martin, Peter Stuart, Sean Shibe, Ian Watt, Andrew Gough, Allan Neave, Gaëlle Solall, Pavel Ralev, Bridget Mermikides, and Mark Eden.
This beautiful guitar from 2022 is a one-to-one copy of 1980 Daniel Friederich. Aesthetically, it displays every aspect of the original 1980 Friederich guitar. This brand-new instrument has a cedar soundboard and stunning Indian rosewood back and sides. Moreover, the cedar soundboard has Friederich 7 fan bracing system, making this guitar represents the tonal essence of Daniel Friederich’s guitar. The complex-sounding yet very lyrical trebles, combine with the deep and punchy basses, make this guitar a beautiful concert guitar that easily fulfills the needs of any concert performer.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||G/G#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II|