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About Deimel Singlestar

The Deimel Singlestar is the successful variation of the Deimel Doublestar: the left cutaway is closed. Soundwise this results in a stiffer bass response and even more sustain on all strings. The body design is available as a flat version with shapes, or as a carved top version. The body design is available as a flat version with shapes, or as a carved top version.

Deimel Singlestar #008

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.

Deimel Singlestar left handed

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.

Deimel Doublestar Light Weight

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.

Deimel Singlestar Archtop


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I want a guitar, but how do I start?

Are you interested in a Deimel Doublestar? Over the last 20 years we have built a variety of models that we are convinced of their amazing sound and look&feel!! If you know which guitar you want, just contact us over e-mail or phone and we will be happy to assist you with the further process. We will build the guitar customized for you. So instead of a »BUY« button, we seek the personal relationship with our customer.

You can also fill out our price and order form and send it to us.

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.

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.

Deimel Singlestar Veneer Top

Veneer Top

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Selecting Woods

Woods are selected by Frank individually 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 built with an additional figured maple veneer.

Our preferred neck wood is maple if not requested differently by the customer.

For fretboards we prefer non CITES listed woods as ziricote or katalox. We also use indian rosewood as standard and offer many others.

semi hollow Deimel Doublestar

Semi Hollow

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BoltTone vs. RawTone

BoltTone vs. RawTone

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Deimel Singlestar Classic Colors

Deimel Singlestar Classic Colors

Excellent guitar design is based on a great finish. As admirer of the 60ies design era, we love the original cadillac colors a lot. On the base of those, we have taken 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.

Deimel Singlestar neck finishes

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.

Deimel Doublestar Headstock


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Doublestar Scale Length

Scale length

The standard scale length is 25,5″ with compound radius 9,5″ to 12″. We do offer other scales on request.

Deimel Singlestar neck shape

Neck Shape

Our standard neck shape is »Medium fat 59 LP«, but can do any custom neck shapes.

MOP Dots

MOP (Mother of Pearl) dots are the classic standard for our fretboards. Other options are on request.



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.



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


Custom Inlays

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.

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

One Piece Maple Neck

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

Deimel Doublestar Trussrod


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Optional Binding

We do offer optional binding for all necks.

Deimel Doublestar Tuner


Kluson traditional style, nickel with perloid keystone buttons, are our classic setting. We also offer Gotoh SD510 or Hipshot Grip-Lock Open Gear Locking tuners with pearl or ebony buttons.


Bone Glue vs. Polyurethane

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Numberless possibilities for pickguards

Numberless Possibilities for Pickguards

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, champagne, 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’s just up to you!

Deimel Doublestar 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 Singlestar to sound like. We are happy to assist you to make the right choice.

Deimel Singlestar Options

Bridge Options

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

Glendale Dome Knob

Glendale Dome Knob

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Firestar capacitors


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Toggle Switch

Toggle Switch

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Strap Lock

Strap Lock

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Deimel Singlestar Back Plate

Back Plate

We offer back plates in 3-ply plastic, 1-ply tortoise, or bakelite. We also can manufacture aluminum anodized plates

Doublestar Output Jack

Output Jack

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Optional Aging

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Cryogenic treatment

Cryogenic Treatment

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Deimel Singlestar with case

Doublestar Case

Each Deimel Singlestar comes in a Hiscox hard case with Deimel logo. 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 ship to the new owner!

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