Classical Guitars

Stephen Eden, England
1980 Friederich Bench Copy
Materials: cedar/Ind.
Year: 2024
Condition: New
Status: Expected October 2024
Price: To be Determined
Overview: This is a particularly elegant sounding and looking concert guitar. Its warm round clear sound is unusually firm and responsive to the touch, perfectly balanced, and focused due to strong fundamental tones and beautifully controlled overtones through out all registers. Contrapuntal separation and harmonic blending are superb. This guitar's sonic range of color and attack is also very impressive. Neck contour and string action set up are excellent making playability in all positions a dream. Materials and workmanship are impeccable.

Daniel Friederich's sound and luthiery style has always been a guiding influence in the evolution of Stephen Eden's sound and approach. When Eden encountered this original 1980 Friederich guitar, one of the most outstanding examples of this maker's work, and the owner afforded him the chance to produce a direct bench copy of it, Eden jumped at the opportunity..Stephen Eden's beautiful bench copies have proved to be highly successful concert guitars. More information coming soon.

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Materials: Dark Ind. rosewood sides and back, western red cedar soundboard, ebony fingerboard, French polish of shellac finish, Rodgers tuning machine heads with mop oval buttons, 650mm string length, hardshell case.