My Daniel Friederich Replica

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Ricardo Meirinhos
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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by Ricardo Meirinhos » Thu May 17, 2018 5:22 am

Hello all,

The pace of work has been low because I had very little availability to devote to the construction of the guitar.

However I did some work on the soundboard.

I had doubts about the correct method used by Daniel Friederich to build the fan strutus of the soundboard. Inlay the bars that overlap the plates, or sculpt the bar itself. I chose to open the channel on the plates to embed that overlap bars.
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David Schramm
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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by David Schramm » Sun May 20, 2018 3:00 am

Very nice! Looks like the 1970's bracing.

I'm including a Spruce soundboard of a Friederich style build I did for George Sakellariou. The bracing is based on newer Friederich guitars that I examined and drafted plans of. Uses spruce and cedar braces. Maybe this will give you some ideas.

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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by Ricardo Meirinhos » Fri May 25, 2018 5:41 am

Thanks for your photos David!!
Did you used double sides in this replica?

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Michael Lazar
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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by Michael Lazar » Fri May 25, 2018 12:31 pm

Ricardo Meirinhos wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 5:22 am
I had doubts about the correct method used by Daniel Friederich to build the fan struts of the soundboard. Inlay the bars that overlap the plates, or sculpt the bar itself. I chose to open the channel on the plates to embed that overlap bars.
I suspect the the bar was sculpted to fit over the plate around the sound hole. Otherwise the part of the ring that falls below the bar would serve no purpose and would likely be eliminated as David Schramm has done.

In my opinion,the "unique" aspect of Friederich's bracing lies in the two outer fans. These were a full 10mm tall in accordance with Roy Courtnall's plans. On one of my threads Roy took the time to confirm that these were, in fact, correct. I have been extremely pleased with the tonal characteristics I've been getting. I've used Friederich's designs on four guitars now and am starting the fifth.

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David Schramm
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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by David Schramm » Sat May 26, 2018 1:34 am

Ricardo Meirinhos wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 5:41 am
Thanks for your photos David!!
Did you used double sides in this replica?
Yes.

Here is a video of George Sakellariou playing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GquXpmgYQ6Y

I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing your completed guitar. Great work so far. Very impressive!
David Schramm

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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by jim watts » Sat May 26, 2018 11:55 pm

David, what an excellent video, sounds wonderful!

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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by mike.janel » Sun May 27, 2018 7:03 am

David Schramm wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 1:34 am
Ricardo Meirinhos wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 5:41 am
Thanks for your photos David!!
Did you used double sides in this replica?
Yes.

Here is a video of George Sakellariou playing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GquXpmgYQ6Y

I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing your completed guitar. Great work so far. Very impressive!
Really a wonderful sound!
Michael
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2015 Dan Kellaway (Spruce - fan braced)
2013 Amalio Burguet 3M (Cedar)
1989 Yamaha CG 110 (Spruce)

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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by Ricardo Meirinhos » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:37 am

Back to my workshop after holydays!

This weekend I was working on the neck and heaplate. All the job was done by hand...lots of work.
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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by mike.janel » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:00 am

Very nice!

I have noticed that a lot of builders focus on some part of the guitar and get it to almost to final finish stage, while other parts are still ubtouced raw wood block.
Is there a particular reason for that?
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1989 Yamaha CG 110 (Spruce)

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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by vesa » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:08 am

mike.janel wrote:
I have noticed that a lot of builders focus on some part of the guitar and get it to almost to final finish stage, while other parts are still ubtouced raw wood block
I think you mean that Ricardo has not finished the neck,
while the headstock is almost done?
This is quite usual way to do it.
When building on solera (¨the spanish way¨), the sequence normally is:
1. Headstock, neck and heel (the headstock can be finished because it does not affect anything nor is it affected by anything anymore in the building process).
2. Glue the top to the neck.
3. Glue the sides.
4. Glue the the back.
5. Glue the bindings.
6. Glue the fretboard.
7. Fit the frets.
8. Glue the bridge/finishing(which one first depends on the luthier).

Shaping the neck is done after the stage 6 (after the fretboard is glued on) because it is much easier that way.
You shape the width of the neck according to the width of the fret board after it is glued on and the fretboard works as a kind of ¨guide¨ when shaping it.
Some builders shape the heel first at this stage (after 6.),
others do it in the beginning (at the stage 1),
but this more a matter of taste.

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