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Deimel Firestar Artist Edtion »GAME CHANGER«

Welcome to our »table« of the virtual The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2020. If the show would be happening in real life in Berlin, William ‘Git’ Laskin would have a table just next to us and we would present our collaboration Artist Editions.

Deimel Firestar Artist Edtion »GAME CHANGER«
WILLIAM ‘GRIT’ LASKIN’S GUITAR “SCHOOL STRIKE”
Deimel Firestar Bass Artist Edtion »GAME CHANGER«

SCHOOL STRIKE” + GAME CHANGER”

KORA JÜNGER + FRANK DEIMEL ARTIST EDITION 2020: GAME CHANGER”:

This is the first time that we have built an artist edition twin set consisting of a Deimel Firestar guitar and bass. The Deimel Firestar Artist Edition »GAME CHANGER« is a tribute to all kids that have fought and are currently fighting for their ideas and rights around the globe. Greta Thunberg might be the most famous one of our times, but there have been many, many more, just naming a few on the side of the guitar, that influenced the story of all our lives. Taking on this energy both, guitar and bass, come with a built in LesLee and powerful hand wound pickups. The manifold sounds build into both instruments also reflect the broad range of the voices of the brave! 

I make all drawings on paper first and built a big collage that I transfer with a napkin technique onto the prepared woods. A natural matte finish preserves the art work.  

When Grit asked us if I would be interested in a collaboration, we felt very honored. Grits work has inspired us for years. His approach to political and society relevant themes is unique in the guitar world. 

Though Grits and our lives are on different sides of the globe, we are part of one big family and it is on us to keep an eye on it. 

Kora Jünger, May 2020

SCHOOL STRIKE” + GAME CHANGER”

WILLIAM GRITLASKINS GUITAR SCHOOL STRIKE”:

I build only performance level Steel String, Flamenco and Classical guitars. This is my ‘Mid-size’ steel-string model, with African Blackwood back & sides.

The inlay art was inspired primarily by the activism of Greta Thunberg, and comments on the state of our climate crisis.  Incorporated into the design is Rachel Carson, the author of the 1962 groundbreaking book, SILENT SPRING, credited with kick-starting the modern environmental movement.  The block text on the fretboard: THE CONTROL OF NATURE IS CONCEIVED IN IGNORANCE, is a direct quote from Ms. Carson.  And, inlaid into the upper centre of the back, where the player will see it every time the guitar is picked up,  is the word “Act!”.  This is Ms. Thunberg’s oft-repeated request, that politicians –all of us, really–stop talking and take real action.

I was in conversation with Kora Jünger of Deimel Guitarworks and mentioned the theme of this guitar.  Kora, whom I always admired for the brave and powerful images that she creates on certain models of the guitars built by her husband Frank, immediately connected to it and together we discussed exploring the theme together.  In the end, she did that, but added dimensions to my original approach.  I will let her explain her work.

Together, we felt inspired by the international connection. We gravitated to the idea of exploring the similar themes across both an acoustic and a solid-body electric guitar, as well as on each side of the Atlantic.

Grit Laskin, May 2020

Holy Couch Guitar Show

SATURDAY

11-12 Uhr offenes Skype (German language only)

Offenes Skype mit Frank und Kora auf Deutsch. Treffe uns im virtuellen Raum und lasse uns über unsere Gitarren und Bässe reden. Unsere Benutzername ist guitar800 

3-4 PM UTC+2 / CET = 9–10 AM UTC-4  / EST, open Skype (English)

Open Skype with Frank and Kora. 

Join us for a conversation about our guitars and basses. Our user name is guitar800

6 PM UTC+2 / CET  = noon UTC-4  / EST, Zoom (English)

“ACT!—The Definition Of Bravery”

— an ocean-spanning creative collaboration between Grit Laskin and Deimel Guitarworks, Kora Jünger / Frank Deimel, inspired by the courageous activism of young people around the globe.

Join us for this conversation via Zoom.

E-Mail  kora@deimelguitarworks.com for direct Zoom link

On appointment

For all other hours, we are available for private chats via phone, FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. Just make an appointment! kora@deimelguitarworks.com

SUNDAY

11-12 Uhr offenes Skype (German language only)

Offenes Skype mit Frank und Kora auf Deutsch. Treffe uns im virtuellen Raum und lasse uns über unsere Gitarren und Bässe reden. Unsere Benutzername ist guitar800 

3-4 PM UTC+2 / CET = 9–10 AM UTC-4  / EST, open Skype (English)

Open Skype with Frank and Kora. 

Join us for a conversation about our guitars and basses. Our user name is guitar800

6 PM UTC+2 / CET  = noon UTC-4  / EST, Zoom (English)

“ACT!—The Definition Of Bravery”

— an ocean-spanning creative collaboration between Grit Laskin and Deimel Guitarworks, Kora Jünger / Frank Deimel, inspired by the courageous activism of young people around the globe.

Join us for this conversation via Zoom.

E-Mail  kora@deimelguitarworks.com for direct Zoom link

On appointment

For all other hours, we are available for private chats via phone, FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. Just make an appointment! kora@deimelguitarworks.com

FAMILY

Design + innovation, quality + playability are the principles of our craft. Each guitar is hand crafted in our workshop close to Berlin, Germany.

Handcrafted sind 1998

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 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 …

the experimental guitar - Deimel Firestar

The Experimental Guitar – Deimel Firestar

With the experimental Deimel Firestar endless combinations inspire to yet unheard guitar textures, directly controlled by the player during his performance in order to unfold the creative, intuitive process with the guitar.  Find out more …

Deimel Firestar Ellipse

Deimel Firestar Ellipse

The Deimel Firestar Ellipse, a modern touch to the classic Deimel Deimel Firestar Read more …

Deimel Bluestar

Deimel Bluestar

The Deimel Bluestar is an offset model that we first developed for Kalle Kalima, a finish Jazz guitarist. More information is coming soon. In the meanwhile, just contact us directly or see some variations.

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 …

MOST RECENT ADDITIONS

IN THE WORKS – APRIL 2020

VIDEOS OF THE WEEK

DEIMEL NEWS

Andreas Bayless of Söhne Mannheims

New guitar for Andreas Bayless of Söhne Mannheims

Just recently we delivered the third Deimel Firestar to Andreas Bayless of Söhne Mannheims.

Deimel Firestar Ellipse »Russian Army Style«

www.soehne-mannheims.de

Kora, Frank und Max

New guitar for Max Gruber of Drangsal

Max Gruber of Drangsal came to pick up his guitar just recently.

COVID-19 update

COVID-19 update

Our work is essential to us.

The Coronavirus COVID-19 is spreading and impacting all our lives globally. As of tomorrow schools in our county will be closed for at least 4 weeks and we are already following the government suggestions to stay home. We are in the fortunate situation that our workshop is next door to our home and the home of our employee Johannes. Taking care of our families and working on guitars is our main focus for the next weeks. Many guitars are in the loop and should be finished shortly, while others are in preparation to be build in the upcoming months. Keep following us on Instagram @deimelguitarworks_onthebench for most recent updates on your build.

For new orders, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to talk to you in detail via phone, Skype, or Facetime.

We wish everyone to stay healthy!
Frank + Kora

Deimel Singlestar Test Gitarre&Bass

Deimel Singlestar BoltTone im Test …

Dank Gitarre&Bass gibt es in der Ausgabe 01/2020 einen wunderbaren ausführlichen Test unserer Deimel Singlestar BoltTone

Buy magazine …

Frank Deimel and Rainer Oleak

New guitar for music composer Rainer Oleak

Rainer Oleak dropped by the other day to pick up his second Deimel guitar: a Deimel Firestar Baritone.

https://oleak.de

Vitja Laibach Deimel Firestar

New guitar for Vitja Balžalorsky of Laibach

Following the art and music of Laibach for many years, we were really excited to build a Deimel Firestar for Vitja Balžalorsky of Laibach.

www.laibach.org

1001guitars

»1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die«

We only found out recently that we are part of Terry Burrows book »1001 Guitars to Dream of Playing Before You Die«

Brandenburg Zitty Deimel Guitarworks

Featured at Zitty BRANDENBURG magazine 2019/2020

Proud to be part of the newest yearly published BRANDENBURG magazine, a special edition for all Berliners featuring the best Brandenburg escapes!!!

www.zitty.de

Instgram Deimel Guitarworks on the bench

New Instagram feed for your builds …

You are wondering about the status of your guitar build? We recently started a new Instagram feed  called »deimelguitarworks_onthebench«. It shows the most recent production steps in our workshop. The photos are tagged with the serial number of your guitar that we send you with the order confirmation. For example if your Deimel Firestar has the serial number #145, just search on Instagram for #deimelfirestar145 . If your Deimel Doublestar has the serial number #024, just search on Instagram for #deimeldoublestar024 . This way we keep it anonymously, but you are still able to share the progress with your friends and family by telling them the right hashtag. If you want to be marked with your name or band, just let us know!

www.instagram.com/deimelguitarworks_onthebench

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