Deimel Guitarworks / Panther III / Violet Black Burst / Guitar
This model was built and designed in 1993/94. This a design study during my time as an industrial designer in university. We were free in choosimg a topic during that time, so me and my friend started to design our own 90ties models! Its idea is based on the thought, that good wooodwork plus high tech must melt into the perfect instrument. Which is not always true, as I know by now, but at that time we were seriuosly convinced of that way.
wood: body: german alder, completly hollowed out except center block, hand carved tigerstripe maple, even from the inside, the top is built the same way like a jazzguitar, sso the maple is very thin in the vibrating areas ; neck: graphite, fretboard ebony!
Pick-Ups: Bartolini-Humbucker, passive
Hardware: Schaller 2000 Tremolo, mattchrome; Steinberger Gearless-Tuners; Volume
Tone; 5-Way Megaswitch which does a PRS-like combination of the Bartolini-coils
specials: It is true, good wooodwork plus high tech materials and quality craftmanship can turn into a really musical instrument. It has many useful modern feautures, the Steinberger Gearless tuners, the still unbelievable good Bartolinis, a very "stay in tune" and good looking tremolo, and a new body shape. Sound is very woody, but in the same very clear!
Deimel Guitarworks, Germany
Sonic Youth, Tocotronic, Sisters of Mercy, MC5, Nikki Sudden, Klaxons, Giant Sand, Shellac, John Spencer Blues Explosion, Fehlfarben, Beatsteaks, Die Haut, Surrogat, Peaches, Element of Crime, Morgoth, Nena, Andreas Willers,
Michael Rodach, Martin Lillich plus many more...