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 Singlestar 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.
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.
Optional Arch Top
Soon more …
I want one, but how do I start?
Interested in a Deimel Singlestar? 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.
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
Optional Veneer Top … Soon more …
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 Singlestar 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.
Optional semi-hollow body
Optional semi-hollow body … Soon more …
BoltTone vs. RawTone
BoltTone vs. RawTone… Soon more …
Deimel Singlestar 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 Singlestars: »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 Singlestars 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.
The scale length is 25,5″ with compound radius 9,5″ to 12″.
We offer the standard neck shape «Medium fat 59JM«, but can do any custom neck shapes for an upcharge.
We manufacture the nut out of unbleached bone. Other materials are on request.
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.
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.
Trussrod … Soon more …
MOP dots are the classic standard for our fretboards. Other options 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.
Each Deimel Doublestar comes with 22, Wagner medium jumbo, or 22, StewMac »pyramid« frets. We offer stainless steel frets on upcharge.
We do offer optional binding for all our necks.
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
Bone Glue vs. Polyurethane … Soon more …
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 Singlestar to sound like. We are happy to assist you to make the right choice. We will provide soon more detailed information.
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.
The most classic Deimel Singlestar 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!
Glendale Dome Knobs
Glendale Dome Knobs … Soon more …
Capacitors … Soon more …
Toggelswitch … Soon more …
Straplocks … Soon more …
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 … Soon more …
Optional aging … Soon more …
Cryogenic Treatment … Soon more …
Ready to ship
Each Deimel Singlestar 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!