Daniel Friederich of Paris - Rue Sergent Bauchat

  • Year:

    1982 - number 555. Concert model - labelled, numbered and dated by the maker.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - straight-grained with dark back centre-strip and very fine purfling lines to both back and sides. All shellac french-polished.
    Unlike later Friederich guitars, the sides are not doubled.

  • Front:

    Canadian cedar of very fine quality - with even grain spacing and a lot of medullary rays showing it to be well quarter-sawn. Rosewood bridge having bone tie-block framing a centre panel containing the same motif as the centre of the rosette.

  • Tuners:

    Unidentified make - seemingly original, with brass side-plates and perloid buttons mounted on a Torres-style head.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 43 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1717 grams

  • Condition:

    In beautiful condition without repairs or cracks. The top surface of the front polish was spirited over by Dominique Delarue in consultation with Daniel Friederich, to remove a rash of unsightly marks just in the surface of the polish - which is Friederich original and has not been removed. There was one bad scratch on the upper treble side which has nearly disappeared but a faint shadow remains.

  • Comments:

    Such good condition Daniel Friederich guitars are hard to come by these days and are very much in increasing demand. This is an outstanding example both in terms of condition and sound.
    It has all the strength and rich tone of cedar yet has the clarity, brilliance and sustain of spruce; really quite a remarkable guitar that would please any professional performer or collector.

    Daniel Friederich - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold March 2013
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