Daniel Friederich of Paris - Rue Sergent Bauchat

  • Year:

    1969 - number 256. Concert model - labelled, numbered and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - straight-grained with very fine purfling lines to back and sides. All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce carrying an earlier version of Daniel Friederich's much-admired rosette and matching decoration to the top of the bone-framed bridge tie-block.

  • Tuners:

    Fustero having lyre ends, engraved black and brass sideplates, shaped edges and transparent, perloid buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    51mm at the nut with 43 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1577 grams

  • Condition:

    All original condition with no repairs, no cracks and no re-polishing - with the possible exception of a polish touch-in just on the treble side of the playing area - so well blended in, that if so, it is likely done by Daniel Friederich. This is a guitar that has been lovingly cared for yet played quite a lot but has only modest playing wear. The polish has worn a bit thin in some small areas but there are no bad marks or scars; only what could be expected with a guitar that was loved and regularly played.

  • Comments:

    This instrument has been in the same Parisien family since originally bought from Daniel Friederich in 1969 and has been regularly played until a few years ago.
    Made in a period before Daniel Friederich produced heavier guitars with doubled sides and with generally a heavier sound, this is characteristic of this limited and sought-after period. Whilst not having a particularly low air resonance (around F# - G), the bass notes are very profound and sonorous - the bottom octave of the note is very steady and this seems to give a solid, focussed and sustaining sound. The treble is rounded, sweet and lyrical - a very fine guitar.
    Good condition Daniel Friederich guitars are hard to come by these days and are very much in increasing demand. This is a fine example.

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  • Price:
    Sold March 2013.
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