Daniel Friederich 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.
This is one of the most elegant spruce Friederich guitars we've seen and heard here at GSI. It was built the same year that Friederich won top prizes in Liege, thereby establishing himself as a leading builder of his generation. History since has made him the most collectible of all living builders today. Tone is simply out of this world - rich and silky, smooth and full, marrying together the best qualities of the mid-century spruce guitar with Friederich's unique sound. Separation between notes is clear and incredibly balanced, across the entire range. This is one of the rare "recital" instruments, as indicated aesthetically by the flat relief on the head veneer and checkered purfling in rosette (as opposed to herringbone). It features the classic (and in our opinion, one of the most beautiful) plantillas ever designed. This instrument is a concert player's workhorse and is incredibly playable - featuring a comfortable, sleek and easy neck (by comparison with instruments built in later periods) and great responsiveness for the right hand. It has enough volume to fill any sized hall. Not only a players dream, but also very rare, collectible and in fantastic condition.