Design + innovation, quality + playability are the principles of our craft. Each guitar is hand crafted in our workshop close to Berlin, Germany.
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 …
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 …
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
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
The Deimel Firestar Ellipse, a modern touch to the classic Deimel Deimel Firestar Read more …
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 …
NEW FEATURE >> PICKUP LESLEE SYNCHRONIZER
We are very happy to have reached this personal milestone of our guitar works and proud to present the Pickup Leslee® Synchronizer in stereo built into an Experimental Deimel Firestar.
By joining the pulse, generated by the Pickup Leslee® using wave in/wave out patch cable connectivity, it is possible to either send or receive a waveform or sending out a CV signal. It is even possible to do sync recording by using a CV to Midi generator, or to be in sync with video signals for performing artists. We are very much looking forward to see performing artists create interactive art between guitar, electronic music, and performance in the near future.
COLLABORATIVE WORK WITH GRIT LASKIN, CANADA
we are very excited to present this collaborative work of William ‘Git’ Laskin and us on the latest Artist Edition.
“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 ‘GRIT’ LASKIN’S 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
MOST RECENT ADDITIONS
IN THE WORKS – MAY/JUNE 2020
VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
New guitar for Andreas Bayless of Söhne Mannheims
New guitar for Max Gruber of Drangsal
Max Gruber of Drangsal came to pick up his guitar just recently.
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 BoltTone im Test …
Dank Gitarre&Bass gibt es in der Ausgabe 01/2020 einen wunderbaren ausführlichen Test unserer Deimel Singlestar BoltTone
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.
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.
»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«
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!!!
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!