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When we met in 2007 not only love came into our lives, but the start of combining the passion of each of our arts and crafts.

When we think and talk about guitar design, we try to express the spirit of our lives and what drives us to build guitars.

While Frank studied Industrial Design at »Hochschule der Künste Berlin«, Kora received her diploma of Visual Communications from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg and a Master of Fine Arts New Genres of the San Francisco Art Institute. Together we have a profound knowledge of arts & design that we live and work on a daily basis. 

The series of Artist Editions started in 2014 and was first shown at the  very first Holy Grail Guitar Show. We wanted to make something really special not yet seen for this special guitar show that we were co-organizing as co-founders and board members of the European Guitar Builders Association. 

This first Deimel Firestar Artist Edition »Berlin« combines the colorful flatness of Koras paintings and drawings with Franks technical tweeks and spins. Berlin was 2014 our home base and the location of the first Holy Grail Guitar Show. Living in Berlin, we could feel the power and creativity of all artists and young people from all over the worlds coming together. Kora made the entire visuals of this guitar based on ink drawings she made as starting point. She then vectorized all of them and made this beautiful collage that was spray painted by a local air brusher.

From there we took the art a step further and Kora started applying here drawing with a napkin technique. The rough style fits very well to the handwriting of her drawings.

Kora usually starts with a theme in mind that she researches and than makes many drawings that serve her as a library. Each guitar is her canvas that she applies here colleagues on. In a final step Frank and Kora decide on the pickguard, pickups and all other details.

Deimel Guitarworks - in the meantime Kora works on a new artist edition
painted guitar Deimel Firestar Artist Edition, art by Kora Jünger

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PremierGuitar Feb 2015 Issue

Check out PremierGuitar Feb 2015 issue with a 10 page story of the Holy Grail Guitar Show 2014. One page feature on the Artist Edition of the Holy Grail Guitar ShowREAD NOW

Guitar Connoisseur summer issue 2015

Check out PremierGuitar Feb 2015 issue with a 10 page story of the Holy Grail Guitar Show 2014. One page feature on the Artist Edition of the Holy Grail Guitar ShowREAD NOW

Gitarre&Bass Newsletter Oct 2016

We are happy to be the cover girl on the second part of Gitarre&Bass NewsletterREAD NOW

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