We sat down with German luthier Frank Deimel from Deimel Guitars to have a chat around a few of the guitars brought to Holy Grail Guitar Show 2016.
On this clip Frank shows us 2 variations of their Firestar model. The Firestar model is a crossover between a Jazzmaster, Jaguar and Non reverse Firebird and is their interpretation of a new offset style guitar.
Frank Deimel opened his guitar/bass-workshop in 1998 in Berlin. Some of his clients are Sonic Youth, Tocotronic, Nikki Sudden etc. We had a little chat with him about his work as a luthier.
Hi Frank, thank you for taking your time to speak to us. Could you tell us a little bit about how and when did you start your company? Where are you located?
I started my guitar-building company in Berlin during my study at the UdK Berlin, while I took the Industrial Design courses. I developed several designs of my guitars during that time, and besides that I got to known Berlin as a divided place. In 1998 I officially started the business, which is based in former west, called “red island”, it`s a place somewhere between Potsdamer Platz and Tempelhof. Continue reading →
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