I know he has been very interested in and has been making Friedrich style guitars for some time, at least 15 years or so. I briefly played one of his in 2004 when I was in Montreal picking up a guitar by Jean Rompre. Of course now he has a much wider following as Guitar Salon seems to be selling his instruments. Mitch Lazaar is another Canadian luthier that makes Friedrich style instruments. Sorry I don't have any more detailed information.