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The process of handcraft as well as the wishes of our customers are very important to us. So in order to realize your individual model, we have created a sheet with specifications and prices, where every single pre-calculated option can be decided on and cross-marked. So, starting on a regular standard prize you can make your individual choices with numberless combinations. Any color and personal pickup configuration can be realized. You choose your neck profile, fret wire, neck radiuses, etc.. Whatever you like, we are looking forward to realize an individual Doublestar guitar for you. Except for the body, pickguard, and headstock shape + logo placement, you are free to develop your own model.

Left handed? No problem!

Frank himself is a left handed luthier. So building guitars for our left handed customers is self evident and with no extra charge.

Optional semi-hollow body

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Optional Arch Top

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I want one, but how do I start?

Interested in a Deimel Doublestar? In our online store we offer a variety of models we are convinced of their amazing sound and look&feel!!

If you can’t find what you are looking for, we welcome you to contact us directly with your wishes. We will talk to you about the feasibility of your ideas and the price it will have. Skype or FaceTime appointments are possible.

You are also welcome to download our specs sheet incl. prices for more information.

Or last but not least, come and visit us! We are located 40 km east of Berlin. Please make an appointment ahead and we are happy to show you our workspace and let you test our guitars in a relaxing atmosphere.

Optional Veneer Top

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Selecting woods

Woods are selected by hand for each guitar and customer choices. Our favorite woods for bodies are american red alder, white korina, swamp ash, and mahogany. The Deimel Doublestar can be chosen with an additional figured maple veneer.

Our preferred neck woods are mahogany, white korina, and maple.

For fretboards we prefer indian rosewood as standard. We ask for an upcharge on ziricote, madagaskar rosewood, and grenadill.

Light weight

For us it is important that the weight matches the customers need. Since each guitar is built individually for the customer we can pick the perfect wood.

BoltTone vs. RawTone

BoltTone vs. RawTone … Soon more …

Deimel Doublestar Classic Colors

Excellent guitar design based on a great finish. As admirer of the 60ies design era, we do love the original cadillac colors a lot. On the base of those, we took them a step further into the new millenium and developed the following Deimel colors as best fit for our Deimel Doublestars: »Saturn Lavender«, »Venus Fern Green«, »Moon Dust Blue«, and »Papermoon White«. Another standard is »Blackguard Blond« or, when a figured maple veneer is chosen, »Maple Honey«. Certainly we also offer all other colors or sunburst on request.

Neck wood and finishes

For our Doublestars we prefer building the necks out of selected pieces of mahogany, white korina, or maple. For maple we offer 3 levels of figuration: normal, figured maple, or highly figured maple. Another choice is the matching headstock in the same color as the body varnish.

Deimel Doublestar Headstock

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Scale length

The scale length is 25,5″ with compound radius 9,5″ to 12″.

Neck shape

We offer the standard neck shape »Medium fat 59JM«, but can do any custom neck shapes for an upcharge.

MOP dots

MOP dots are the classic standard for our fretboards. Other options are on request.

Radius

Our fretboards always feature a compound radius starting with 9.5“ from the nut until 12“ at the end of the fretboard. As it is only logical in fretboard theory, that the cone shape is the basis for a tapered neck in opposite to a cylindrical surface, it is the better fretboard. This allows for perfect action, comfortable chording in the first frets, and easy to bend strings in the upper section. This is our standard fretboard radius.

Frets

Each Deimel Doublestar comes with 22, Wagner medium jumbo, or 22, StewMac »pyramid« frets. We offer stainless steel frets on upcharge.

Optional custom inlays

Getting built your very own guitar, some customers ask for personal inlays and we certainly can do this. in 2016 Frank had the chance to do a further education workshop with the legendary Grit Laskin in Vienna. We now know all the secrets of the perfect engravings and inlays.

Check Workshop Grit Lasking w/European Guitar Builders

Nut

We manufacture the nut out of unbleached bone. Other materials are on request.

One piece maple neck + fretboard

We offer one piece maple necks, with an all in one neck and fretboard. It gives your guitar a bright look.

Trussrod

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Optional Binding

We do offer optional binding for all our necks.

Tuner

Kluson traditional style, nickel with perloid keystone buttons, are our classic setting. We do offer Gotoh SD5120 for a small extra charge. Hipshot Grip-Lock Open Gear Locking tuners with pearl or ebony buttons are also available.

Bone Glue vs. Polyurethane

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Numberless possibilities for pickguards

The most classic Deimel Doublestar comes with a golden or natural anodized aluminum pickguard. We also offer other anodized aluminum colors as e.g. magenta, turquoise, natural, black, etc.. Please contact us for the entire color palette. Another great looking combination is 4-ply tortoise , bakelite, or a parchment white or black plastic. It is just up to you what you like most!

Pickups

Numberless custom pickup combinations are possible. Our standard are bridge and neck Deimel T-90, Deimel P-90 or Deimel HB, but it all depends of how you want your Doublestar to sound like. We are happy to assist you to make the right choice. We will provide soon more detailed information.

Bridge Options

We do offer a variety of bridge + vibrato options for the Deimel Doublestar: Mastery Bridge M3, M4, M6, M7, Deimel »Vibratone« (with optional »raw vintage« springs), ABM Tune-O-Matic / Stop Tailpiece, ABM wrabaround.
Stay tuned for more information.

Glendale Dome Knobs

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Capacitors

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Toggelswitch

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Straplocks

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Back Plates

We offer back plates in 3-ply plastic, 1-ply tortoise, or bakelite. We can manufacture aluminum anodized versions for an extra charge.

Switchcraft Output

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Optional aging

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Cryogenic Treatment

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Ready to ship

Each Deimel Doublestar comes in its own Hiscox hard case. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity stating the serial number, date of manufacture, a detailed description of all specifications and an owners pass. Now it is ready to pass to the new owner!
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