Join us for a film screening of Prof. Jeff Cogan’s new film, Daniel Friederich, Luthier d’Art. The film profiles one of the world’s most renowned guitar builders. Daniel Friederich is considered by many to be the very best classical guitar luthier. His instruments are played by Pepe Romero, Scott Tennant, and many more world-class guitarists.


About the Film: While visiting the Friederich “atelier” (workshop) in Paris, France, writer/ producer/ director Jeff Cogan was able to observe in person the various processes necessary for the construction of a classical guitar. Because of Friederich’s unique skills in “ebenisterie” (cabinet making), as well as his knowledge of acoustics, design and his guitar playing ability, he stands alone as the greatest guitar builder in history. Friederich shows us his meticulous documentation, technical designs, measurements and specifications that he uses in his unique process along with interviews from the most prominent guitarists from today. Daniel Friederich’s talent and innovations have earned him a coveted place in the history of guitar construction.

Watch the trailer here

About the Director: Jeff Cogan is Director of Guitar Studies & Music Technology at the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. He received an Award of Merit from the Accolade Global Film Competition for the documentary.

When: Monday, November 9, 2015 • 4:00 p.m.
Where: Huell Howser Archives, Leatherby Libraries, lower level

Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Taylor Greene (714-532-7782 or