From Deimel:
The best of two worlds"The Deimel Firestar has been built as a new classic tool for creative and modern guitar music. A lot of people nowadays like the so-called »offset waist guitars« for their beautiful and ergonomic shape. As there are only a few well known designs Frank has developed his own offset waist body shape, called the Firestar.

The idea to literally make use of historic, classic guitar designs and build up a new design, is a process we don’t call hybrid, we would rather name it evolution. But indeed, ingredients of already existing perfect ideas, have been recombined here in our own unique design. There are many design features already so good, that there is no need to reinvent the wheel. But sometimes, you find great features in one guitar, but it misses great features from other guitars. Therefore, »best of both worlds« stands for uniting best qualities in order to come to another higher overall quality of the guitar. Our result is the Deimel Firestar guitar."


This Firestar Ellipse by German Luthier duo Frank Deimel & Kora Junger is a gem of a guitar. The Firestar may be the perfect offset design for the modern, forward thinking musician; both in it's standard configuration as well as fully customized iterations. This guitar's specs fall somewhere in-between the two. The Firestar Ellipse is a variation of the Firestar which incorporates a Deimel-built and designed vibrato, called the Vibratone. It has 3 Brass Tele style saddles and is setup to float with three springs, for a responsive feel. Open strings can pull up as much as a minor third. The unit has spot on intonation and stays in tune beautifully. The guitar is perfectly balanced and utilizes great hardware and electronics that eliminate all of the ailments of past Offset designs. Deimel has certainly gotten it right with this model. Upon picking this guitar up, you know you have something special and of superior quality in your hands. These guitars just feel so substantial, like every aspect has been thought out thoroughly, then perfectly executed.

Starting with the unique finish on this Firestar. The body has a Venus Fern Green Metallic open grain matte finish. You can only see the fine metallic flakes in certain lighting; giving the guitar a mesmerizing appearance on stage. Since the body is built from Swamp Ash, you can see lots of interesting lines from the natural texture of the wood. This guitar is as much of a joy to look at as it is to feel and play. The finish is as light as it gets, to allow the guitar to breathe and resonate freely.

This Firestar is very balanced seated or standing with a loud acoustic foundation. The feel of the neck carve and quality of the fretwork is immediately noticeable. The tangs of the frets are seated perfectly and the instrument plays with a comfortable low action of 3 & 4 64ths of an inch at the 12th fret E to E.

There are three slide switches aside from the main three way toggle switch, which add even more versatility to the guitars tonal palate. From left to right we have a Piezo/acoustic pickup on/off switch, giving the player the option to make the guitar sound more like an archtop, resonator or acoustic. It also allows for unusual tricks like rhythmic tapping on the body or neck and scratching at the vibrato springs. As you lower the volume control, the piezo pickup becomes more pronounced. It can also be used alone if you are in the bridge position on the 3-way toggle; as the middle switch is a Series / Parallel switch for the middle position of the magnetic pickups (also works when in the neck position alone) When this mini switch is in the up position, only the middle & neck positions of the pickup selector toggle switch work. So you can use it as a Kill Switch when on the bridge pickup, or as a way to get the Piezo/acoustic pickup tone alone. The Series/Para switch changes the middle position from the traditional middle position “parallel” tone, to having the two pickups wired in series for a fatter, hotter tone. The third switch is a HPF (high pass filter) sending the lows to ground for a brighter sound that cuts through the mix.

These Fralin Alnico P-90’s are hum-canceling dual-coil pickups with all of the clarity of a true single-coil Alnico rod magnet P-90. The guitar comes in its new and original Hiscox Hard Shell Case with a hand signed COA and a photo of the control layout.

Model: Firestar Custom Ellipse
Body wood 1: One piece swamp ash
Neck: Figured maple w/ Thermo treatment
Fingerboard: Ziricote
Finish: Transparent laquer, matte open pore satin body w/ satin neck
Inlays: Green Abalone
Frets: 21 Wagner Medium Jumbo
Nut: Synthetic bone
Scale 25.5“ with compound radius 9.5“ to 12“
Medium fat 59 JM (Med-Large C) .86”-.98”
Black fiber with MOP logo,
Hipshot classic open gear, nickel butter beans
Body color: Venus Fern Green metallic matte, open grain
Pickguard: Edelstahl colored anodized aluminium guard & back plates (like anodized silver w/ a beige tint)
Pickups: Lindy Fralin hum cancelling alnico rod P90 w/ silver nickel covers
Built in piezo
Additional shielding of electric department
Vibrato: Deimel Vibratone
Electronics: 3-way toggle for pickup selection, 3 slider switches: piezo on/off, series/parallel, surf switch (aka HPF)
2 x Glendale dome knobs for volume + tone
Case: Hiscox with Deimel logo
Weight 7lbs 3.4

ConditionBrand New (New)
Brand New items are sold by an authorized dealer or original builder and include all original packaging.learn more
  • Firestar Custom Ellipse
  • Venus Fern Green Metallic
Made In
  • Germany

Reverb Protection

Simple Returns, Secure Transactions, Human Support

Learn more

Secure Checkout

South Shore Guitar Boutique

North Babylon, NY, United States
Joined Reverb:2018

Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.