This guitar is custom made for you.
Building time is currently 9-12 months.
Shifting the classic 60ies outlines of our regular Firestar guitar into 70ies modernism by using an elliptical and higly resistant acrylic glass pickguard, we call this guitar our favorite baby. Sporting a one piece light swamp ash body, a one piece highly figured maple neck, we were searching for more simplicity and pureness, both in design and materials. By reducing the ingredients to essential parts, the classic tone of a 50ies Blackguard and a 50ies Junior are mixed into our favorable new offset shape, the Firestar.
Using our Vibratone bridge inside a highly resonant swamp ash body guarantees maximum playing fun. The rigid one piece maple neck with our 10 degree angled headstock sends back the string energy to a fast responding, snappy joyful playing feel. Two hand wound Deimel pickups S90 neck + P90 bridge register and send out the signal in its most pure form, getting smoothed out by CTS pots and an ERO NOS 1831, 22nf cap, as leaving the guitar by a tight switchcraft output jack.
The guitar comes in a very silky smooth matt finish. By using our metallic colors mixed partially into the clear matt it lets the swamp ash grain shine and feel through. Everything in this guitar is thought out to reduce the feeling to the max, making the playing and tonal experience even closer. Pure perfomance feel and fun, that’s what our Deimel Firestar Ellipse stands for!
This version also comes with our exclusive built in LesLee® feature that literally »rotate« the two pickups of the guitar. The feature is adjustable in speed. More info about LesLee®
Body: Swamp Ash, one piece
Neck: One piece figured maple
Frets: 21, StewMac »Pyramid«
Scale length: 25.5”, compound radius 9.5” to 12”
Neck shape: Medium fat 59JM
Headstock: Natural headstock w/ decal, 6R
Nut: unbleached bone
Color: »Silver Space«, semi transparent matt grey
Pickguard +back plates: One piece frozen plastic, color »Orange«
Pickups: Deimel S90 neck + Deimel P90 bridge
Pickup covers: black
Extras: Built in LesLee®
Vibrato: Deimel Vibratone w/ »Raw Vintage« springs
Tuners: Gotoh SD91, aged nickel
Knobs: Glendale dome knobs
Caps: ERO NOS 1831, 22nf
Switches: 1 Switchcraft slider switch for LesLee® on/off; Bourns speed pot 50 kilo ohm, toggle switch
Wire: Cotton push back, braided shield wire, 7 stranded
Case: Hiscox with Deimel logo