Old Musical Instruments
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Daniel Friederich was influenced by the legendary French luthier Robert Bouchet and has established himself as one of the most respected and influential luthiers in the world. In 1960, he became a full-time maker in his Paris workshop.
Between 1960 and 1970, I built two main models:
1) The 'Concert' model, with a serial number on the label.
This was the most expensive and advanced, with carved head, specially designed machine-head, high quality wood, and purfling.
2) The 'Recital' and 'Arpege' models, less expensive with no serial number on the label, with more fan strutting and machine head, good quality wood.
The 'Arpege' model has no inlay work on the bridge, the purfling are less elaborate but the general design of these models is the same.
Since 1970, he have been making only 'Concert' guitars with a serial number and year of making on the label.
Daniel Friederich 1967 Recital Model