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2019 Michel Belair “Hommage a Daniel Friederich,” Indian Rosewood/Cedar
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Status
Sold
Brand
Belair, Michel
Product Year
2019
Model
“Hommage a Daniel Friederich"
Serial #
137
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2302
Condition
Nail marks at top and by tieblock. Some finish marks at sides and back, minor finish chipping at tail bindings. Some marks at back of neck and headstock.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Cedar - Western Red
Neck Wood
Mahogany - Honduran
Neck Profile
U
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
French Polish
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Rodgers
Tuner Finish
Gold with Pearl Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
Body Length
19.125 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
14.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.6 in
Scale Length (mm)
650 mm
Nut Width
2.05 in
Nut Width (mm)
52 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.915 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.93 in
Weight
3 lb. 13 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Humicase
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Description

Canada’s Michel Belair has rendered a faithful homage to one of Classical Lutherie’s late masters, Daniel Friederich, with this model from 2019. Belair, a professional musician in addition to being a builder, has owned two Friederichs, #557 and #763, the latter of which was used as the basis for this Hommage model. Belair was able to use Friederich’s personal notes from that build in order to dial in every aspect of the build, from the density and deflection of the Cedar top (with matching grain and coloration to the original) to the interior side laminations of Mahogany (Rosewood outside) and Rodgers tuners. The result is phenomenal. The instrument sings; clarity across all the registers, with a powerful and balanced bass response that pairs well with sweet, articulate trebles.


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Michel Belair knocks it out the park with this homage to Daniel Friederich. This beauty is modeled after Belair’s personal Friederich, #763, right down to the color and density of the Cedar top. The result is a smooth-oiled machine that is sweet from bass to treble, exquisitely responsive, and eminently playable.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.6 in
NUT WIDTH 2.05 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS CEDAR - WESTERN RED,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

Canada’s Michel Belair has rendered a faithful homage to one of Classical Lutherie’s late masters, Daniel Friederich, with this model from 2019. Belair, a professional musician in addition to being a builder, has owned two Friederichs, #557 and #763, the latter of which was used as the basis for this Hommage model.
 

Michel Belair knocks it out the park with this homage to Daniel Friederich. This beauty is modeled after Belair’s personal Friederich, #763, right down to the color and density of the Cedar top.
 
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