Daniel Friederich of Paris - Rue Sergent Bauchat

  • Year:

    1971 - number 317. Labelled, signed and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    Straight-grained, South american hardwood. With decorative centre strip, very fine purfling lines and rosewood bindings.

  • Front:

    Extremely fine-grained, European spruce carrying Daniel Friederich's much-admired rosette and matching decoration to the top of the bone-framed bridge tie-block of the rosewood bridge.

  • Tuners:

    Fustero - having lyre ends, engraved black and brass sideplates and translucent, perloid buttons mounted on a rosewood-faced head.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    53mm at the nut with 43mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1712 grams

  • Condition:

    In remarkable, very-well-cared-for, original condition; no repairs, no cracks, original polishing. With really minimal playing or handling marks. The lower section of the rosette has some superficial water damage from a humidity device - may be given some attention to make good.

  • Comments:

    This is a superb Daniel Friederich guitar - so strong and full of richness of tone with great clarity and sustain. This has been a one owner instrument bought from Daniel Friederich in December 1971 by a Parisian musician. He played and very carefully looked after this guitar for more than forty years.
    This one is made in a transitional period as Daniel Friederich started to make heavier guitars with doubled sides and with generally a heavier sound. It has depth of bass from air resonance at F# and 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 very rounded, lyrical and interesting - another wonderful guitar. The majority of Daniel Friederich's output in later decades were heavier cedar guitars - very impressive and much revered by concert artists, but those spruce ones from the mid-60's through to the early 1970's I find to be special.

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  • Price:
    Sold July 2015
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