Hello Delcamp friends,
Here is the picture of the soundboard, with the fan braced inside.
And here is the explanation from Giovanni about his Friederich hommage :
"My first Daniel Friederich Hommage is based on the instrument number 656 from the year 1988, Cedar top, Indian RW body and Mahogany for the inside of the sides which are laminated. This guitar has been in the workshop for some time, giving me the opportunity to measure everything, take close up pictures and understand the idea that the Maestro wanted to express trough his work.
The original guitar had a bracing which was fully made in Cedar like the top; subsequently while traveling to Paris I had the chance to look inside a more modern instrument of the Maestro owned by one of the greatest guitar collectors in Paris, teacher at the conservatory and great friend of Friederich for many years.
I think it was a 2008 model, maybe one of the Friederich that impressed me the most so far, the sound was sweet and the variety of colours that one could play seemingly infinite. After studying the instrument I decided to move towards this direction with the making of my future guitars.
The main differences between the first instrument I studied and the one I saw in Paris are the material in which the bracing is done (fully cedar vs fully spruce), a small bar placed on the treble side at 60 degrees of inclination towards the center and more material on the bars placed below the fretboard, the part of the top closer to the neck.
Me and my father analyze that these changes were the result of a series of experiments in which Friederich realised that:
- spruce is a tougher / stiffer material and will deform less with time giving the sound more brilliance and readiness
- closing the area of the fan with the 60 degrees bar would give more focus to the first three strings.
- making the lower part of the fretboard stiffer would bring advantages on the trebles, such as volume, definition, projection and sustain."
Any comments and questions are most welcomed!
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