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Handcrafted sind 1998


Design + innovation, quality + playability are the principles of our craft. Each guitar is built by hand at our workshop near Berlin, Germany.

Deimel Firestar

The Deimel Firestar is a new classic tool for creative and modern guitar music. It comes with a veriety of features and add ons as for example the built in piezo disc, built in LesLee® or kill switch, just to mention a few.  Find out more …

Deimel Firestar Artist Edition

The Deimel Firestar Artist Edition are an intense collaboration between Frank and his artist wife Kora. All Artist Editions are equipped with a Deimel Vibratone and a built in LesLee®. Find out more …

Deimel Firestar Ellipse

Deimel Firestar Ellipse

The Deimel Firestar Ellipse is a model that was prototyped first in 2014 by Frank and Kora. In 2017 the model has been further developed Read more …

Deimel Doublestar

A classic »vintage-like« feel and the the essence of two iconic guitar designs are the main originators for the creation of the Deimel Doublestar. Find out more …

Deimel Singlestar

The Deimel Singlestar is the successful variation of the Deimel Doublestar: the left cutaway is closed. This results in a stiffer bass response and even more sustain on all strings. Find out more …

Deimel Firestar Bass

The Deime Firestar Bass is born as a sibling bass of the very successful Deimel Firestar guitar. Being designed in the same manner as the Firestar guitar, the fusion of traditionally proven bass designs move onto a new step of comfort and elegance. Find out more …




Conversion Neck Deimel Firestar

We are happy to announce that from now on all Deimel Firestar can be built or extended with four different standard scales for infinite more options. All our Deimel Firestar necks are conversion necks. Find out more …

Luthier Guitar Show Madrid 2018

Luthier Guitar Show Madrid 2018

Meet us at the 1st Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid, Spain, this October 2018
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Superb block feature on our work!

We met James Philip Gascoigne aka »James’ Home of Tone« based in the UK at The Holy Grail Guitar Show. Please have a closer look at his blog »James’ Home of Tone«. It is such a superb description of what we as Deimel Guitarworks and moreover as a family working in the field of guitar making stand for. Thanks James!

The Guitar Magazine Deimel Firestar review press

The Guitar Magazine 02/2018

We are happy to read this stunning review of the Deimel Firestar at the latest »The Guitar Magazine«, UK, February issue. This Deimel Firestar comes with a Deimel HB-AL5PE42 bridge pickup, Deimel T90 middle + neck pickups, and a built in piezo. It is for sale at »The North American Guitar«.

Why do guitars cost what they cost?

Juha Ruokangas, owner of Ruokangas Guitar, talks about the value and cost of hand made guitars. We think it is a brilliant idea to nail this topic for once. We love building guitars, we live guitars 24/7 … so please watch the video if you question yourself about price tags on hand made guitars.

Meet The Maker

Meet The Maker: Deimel Guitarworks + Ground FX

Saturday, 22 Sept 2018, 2–6 pm

Hamburg, Rückkopplung Backline Service, Budapester Str. 44

Come and meet legendary guitar maker Frank + Kora aka Deimel Guitarworks and some of their unique instruments.
Together with »creative beast« Ben aka Ground FX, your local pedal manufacturer from Hamburg, they will have a bucket full of handcrafted innovations for guitars and basses. Just saying »ambiphone« and  »LesLee®« …

Deimel Firestar Bass review at bassquarterly, 07/08-2018

If you speak German, don’t miss the July/August 2018 edition of bassquarterly. We got a mayor review on our Deimel Firestar Bass. The tested bass is for sale. Just PM us!

bassquarterly magazine

Deimel Guitarworks Berliner Morgenpost

Story about our workshop at Berlin's biggest newspaper / 07-23-2018


We love to celebrate with you the 20th anniversary of Deimel Guitarworks and would like to offer you a rare opportunity:
Kora and Frank build 5 Deimel Firestars Artist Editions »20th Anniversary«, each for 2000 € and ready to ship for christmas.
Each guitar will have unique artwork made by Kora, a see through plastic pickguard, and all features of our most classic Deimel Firestar in terms of JM inspiration: Red alder body, a maple neck with rosewood fretboard, highest quality Mastery hardware and handwound Deimel pickups JM-V + JM90. The switch section (piezo on/off, serial/parallel, surf switch) will give you infinite sound options.
Artwork, technical specifications, and execution are defined and executed by Frank + Kora in highest standards and cannot be customized.

Thank you all for your great interest! Due to the high demand, all slots are filled.

Deimel Guitarworks @ YouTube

We have plenty of new videos at YouTube. Deimel Guitarworks »Fresh from Frank’s Bench« is a  collection of videos that captures the first tunes of the recent built guitar before it goes out into the world.

Deimel Firestar for Bryce Dessner, »The National«

The National

We are happy to have built this Deimel Firestar for Bryce Dessner, best known as a member of the band »The National«. Bryce has made a name for himself as an acclaimed composer. His orchestral, chamber, and vocal compositions have been commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Metropolitan Museum of Art (for the New York Philharmonic), Kronos Quartet, and many others. Bryce has worked with some of the world’s most creative and respected musicians and visual artists, including Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Sufjan Stevens, among others.
This Firestar comes with two built in piezos and a built in LesLee®. It can create an uncountable number of new sounds.
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Reverb Presse

Hereinspaziert bei Deimel Guitarworks

Reverb hat uns dieser Tage interviewt und dabei ist ein sehr schönes und ausführliches Interview herausgekommen, welches ab sofort bei »Hereinspaziert« auf Reverb zu finden ist:


Great review on Deimel Firestar Baritone

If you speak German, don’t miss the May/June 2018 edition of grandgtrs. We got a mayor review on our Deimel Firestar Baritone version. All Deimel Firestars are available with conversion necks.

GrandGtrs magazine

Deimel Firestar 12-String

12-String Deimel Firestar w/ built in LesLee®

Customer requests are just so challenging and rewarding at the same time! This is our first 12-string Deimel Firestar w/ an one piece swietenia mahogany body. The built in piezo and built in LesLee® allows a whole new world of sounds!

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built in stereo LesLee

First built in full stereo LesLee®

It has been quite a development, but we are proud to announce the first built in stereo LesLee® that we offer as an exclusive feature for Deimel Firestar guitars. Read more about the LesLee® functionality