Nov
16

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing in the late Paris hours of Wednesday, November 4th of one of the great icons in the classical guitar world, Daniel Friederich. One of the few truly original, innovative and highly influential personalities, Daniel’s work spanned over 6 decades, including his early origins as a player and then eventually as a guitar maker of the highest caliber.

He will be terribly missed by all those who knew him – his family, friends and guitar colleagues all over the world. The guitar world has been mourning these past few days as word began to spread and we’ve been in touch with many old friends who have expressed their sorrow at this news. Dominique Field in particular noted that this is the end of an era for Paris guitar making, as just last week he also relocated to Athens, Greece. Daniel’s memory will live on even for those who did not know him personally, by the living, breathing and beautiful concert instruments he has left behind which have (and will continue to bring) so much joy into the world. Our condolences to his family and we at GSI share in their grief for this great loss.

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5 Responses to “French luthier, Daniel Friederich, has passed away at the age of 88.”

 
  1. I met Daniel in Paris many years ago, we communicated speaking Spanish. My French is bad and Daniels English not so good. He was a very sweet and gentle man that loved his craft and loved life in general. His guitars are legendary like the man himself. What an honor and fond memory for me.

  2. Robert says:

    Rest in peace, Daniel. … I never met the man but that was certainly my loss.
    Respect! šŸ™

  3. Luis H Lopez says:

    God bless his path, rest in peace good man.

  4. SHOULD BE HONORED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST MASTERS OF GUITARMAKING HUMBLE IN PERSON I MET HIM SOMETIME BACK IN PARIS WHILE I WAS WORKING FOR A COMPANY SELLING WOODS FOR GUITAR HE OPENED THE DOOR OF HIS WORKSHOP AND WE SPENT SOMETIME TALKING ABOUT GUITARS AND WOOD RIP MR FRIEDERICH YOUR GUITARS HAVE BEEN SOMETHING GOOD TO THE WORLD

  5. Ernani says:

    Luthiers are great artists too. They are also servers of Orfeo and Euterpe.

 

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