My Daniel Friederich Replica

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Ricardo Meirinhos
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My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by Ricardo Meirinhos » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:27 pm

Hi,

This Topic will be a space for share with you my new project. I will try to build a Daniel Friederich replica, and in this topic I will share some pics of the building process.

I will also share my doubts and ask for help from the most experienced luthiers.

The frist steps were the joint of the Western Red Ceder soundboard.
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Then I open the rosette hole...
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...and start to build the Rosette. I follow as model some pics from the Orfeu Magazine #2
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Now I will start working on the soundboard structure. I will use spruce wood for all interior bars and Western Red Cedar in the plates. I Think this is what Daniel Friederich used. Do you agree? :?
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Re: My Daniel Friederich classical guitar

Post by Justfun » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:00 am

Great I will be here
Do you plan to sell this guitar?
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Re: My Daniel Friederich classical guitar

Post by mqbernardo » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:01 am

Super!

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Re: My Daniel Friederich classical guitar

Post by edcat7 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:08 am

Beautiful, is this a commission?
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Re: My Daniel Friederich classical guitar

Post by Malto069 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:32 am

one photo above shows the rosette fully assembled without glue (the close up). Did you remove it and glue in a specific sequence or just flood it with CA or thinned glue?

neat work so far!

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Re: My Daniel Friederich classical guitar

Post by Ricardo Meirinhos » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:50 am

Justfun wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:00 am
Do you plan to sell this guitar?
I still do not know if I will sell it. I am always very sorry about sell my guitars, but on the other hand, it is a crime to have such an instrument in which it is not played regularly. :chaud:
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Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:32 am
one photo above shows the rosette fully assembled without glue (the close up). Did you remove it and glue in a specific sequence or just flood it with CA or thinned glue?
I mount the enteir rossete without glue. Then I plane it to get everything level. After I used tape to get everything together and pull off the resette to put glue inside.

Pablo Requena have a very good video where he explain this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmB5wUvwF6I&t=46s

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Re: My Daniel Friederich classical guitar

Post by Jose Marques » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:46 pm

Nice job Ricardo
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Re: My Daniel Friederich classical guitar

Post by Ricardo Meirinhos » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:22 am

Hi agian,

Two weeks out and my Friederich replica was stopped.
This Sunday I went forward with the soundboard. I planted the soundboard to the desired thickness, but I had some doubts, since this is the my first Red Cedar top.
I chose to leave 0.1mm to 0.2mm for the final sanding work of the front of the soundboard. This wood is very soft and fragile so it seemed prudent to me.

Can anyone with experience in cedar tops give me their opinion?

Thank you
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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by zupfgeiger » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:38 am

A fine Friederich rosette, congrats.
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Re: My Daniel Friederich classical guitar

Post by Carlos » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:21 pm

Waow! looks great indeed! Thank you for sharing, and good luck with the build!

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Re: My Daniel Friederich classical guitar

Post by UKsteve » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:56 pm

Good luck with the build.

I'd edit your thread title to include the term "copy" or "replica" so we're not mislead.

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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by Ricardo Meirinhos » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:04 pm

UKsteve wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Good luck with the build.

I'd edit your thread title to include the term "copy" or "replica" so we're not mislead.
Already edited. Thanks :D

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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by mike.janel » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:06 pm

Ricardo Meirinhos wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:04 pm
UKsteve wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:56 pm
Good luck with the build.

I'd edit your thread title to include the term "copy" or "replica" so we're not mislead.
Already edited. Thanks :D
Or may be change your first name to "My" and your last to "Daniel". The guitar itself can be named "Friederich", and all will be well.

The build looks great by the way.
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Re: My Daniel Friederich classical guitar

Post by Michael Lazar » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:39 pm

Ricardo Meirinhos wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:22 am
This Sunday I went forward with the soundboard. I planted the soundboard to the desired thickness, but I had some doubts, since this is the my first Red Cedar top.
I chose to leave 0.1mm to 0.2mm for the final sanding work of the front of the soundboard. This wood is very soft and fragile so it seemed prudent to me.

Can anyone with experience in cedar tops give me their opinion?
A final thickness of 2mm (no more than that) should work out well for the cedar top.The final result will depend upon close adherence to Friederich's unusual bracing patterns and dimensions. You may want to have a look at some threads I started on my Friederich relicas at viewtopic.php?f=11&t=101966 and viewtopic.php?f=1&t=106552 At the end of the second thread are some very interesting and helpful comments by Roy Courtnall who provided the plans for my first Friederich replica.

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Re: My Daniel Friederich Replica

Post by singlechange » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:57 pm

Ricardo, I am following your progress even though I have no knowledge about the guitar building process. I like how you are describing the process and including photographs too. Robert A.
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