is known for his unsurpassed aesthetic as well as his beautiful and magisterial quality of tone. Many of the best players in the world play or have played Friederich, including the Romeros, Manuel Barrueco, Julian Bream, Scott Tennant, Roberto Aussel, Eduardo Fernandez, Alvaro Pierri, David Tanenbaum and many others.
From one of the most important builders of the 20th century, this guitar represents Friederich at his absolute best. Apart from normal superficial playing wear, including some benign scratches and dings, this guitar is in excellent, original condition. It has no cracks, no damage and no repairs. The tone is like soft, fine silk, with controlled and balanced layers of overtones stacked on the crystal-clear fundamental. It has an almost cathedral-like presence, which gives it plenty of power for any concert hall – it has more power than a typical Friederich - a true “concert grand” of a guitar. These instruments are becoming some of the most prized among collectors, but they are also being played by top concert artists worldwide. This particular instrument was owned and recorded by Angel Romero on his CD “Bella”, with mention (by number) and photograph in the liner notes and CD artwork. For both sound, and collectability, this is an extremely desirable example by this legendary maker.
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