Brian May Red Special Signature Electric Guitar In Antique Cherry

Manufacturer: Brian May
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Brian May Red Special Signature Electric Guitar in Antique Cherry

Queen guitarist's signature model electric guitar
Includes Padded Gig Bag

Key Points
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • Brian May switching system


Brian May Red Special Signature Electric Guitar in Antique Cherry

Queen guitarist's signature model electric guitar

Promenade Music's delighted to be one of the main Euopean dealers for the Brian May's Red Special Signature Guitar!

The new Cherry Brian May Red Special is inspired by Brian's legendary 'Red Special' which is an instrument that has become an iconic guitar and has a unique place in rock history.

Brian's new Red Special signature guitar delivers everything you would expect from an instrument built to the exacting standards of one of the world's greatest guitarists but, in keeping with Brian's vision of a "guitar for the people", with an amazingly affordable price-tag that belies its superior appointments and performance.
When originally launched to rapturous acclaim, Guitarist magazine hailed it as their "Best Guitar of the Year" and theatre audiences around the globe have been thrilled to the guitar's sound in performancein the Queen musical "We Will Rock You".

Today's guitars are better than ever and Brian and his long-standing guitar tech Pete Malandrone, have significantly improved upon the guitar's overall constrution as well as refining the bridge assembly, electronics, finishing and colour choices. One of the world's best artist designed guitar, has just got a whole lot better!

Brian May Red Special Signature Guitar Specifications

- Mahogany body (with acoustic chamber) with Pinstripe binding
- New two-piece scratch plate
- Mahogany neck
- 24" scale (Depth: 22mm at 1st fret ... 24mm at 12th fret)
- 24 fret  - ebony fingerboard (width 45mm at 0 fret ... 57mm at 24th fret)
- Grover GH305 locking tuners
- Dual truss rod
- Graphite nut
- New bridge & Brass saddles
- BM Custom tremolo arm
- 3 x Brian May retro style , series wired , single coil pick-ups
- Master Volume & Tone controls
- Original BM switching system
- Individual pickup IN/OUT phase plus Individual pickup ON/OFF

The 'Red Special Story' and what Brian says about his 'Red Special Signature Guitar' by Brian May himself!
"A little over 40 years ago, largely because we could not afford to buy a high quality electric guitar, and partly because we enjoyed a challenge, my Dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed an instrument from scratch, with the intention that it would have a capability beyond anything that was out there, more tunable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, with a better tremolo, and with a capability of feeding back through the air in a "good" way - i.e. in a self-sustaining mode. Previously (ironically) electric guitars had been designed NOT to feed back, but in the hands of Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend and Jimi Hendrix, they were forced to! My Dad had the technical knowledge and skills to make the dream come true. The result, after two years of spare-time work, exclusively with hand tools, was the instrument I now call my "Red Special" - or the "Old Lady" - the guitar which has been a part of me through 30 years of live concerts and studio work with Queen, all around the world. Through the years there have been a multitude of replicas of the Red Special, built by amateurs and professionals, including two major commercial issues, with Guild Guitars of the USA, and Burns Guitars of the UK. As of 2006, the commercial Red Special has at last come home. I was concerned that it ought to me personally who controlled the manufacture of these instruments, and so I have teamed up with Barry Moorhouse of House Music, and Pete Malandrone, my long-time tech man, and we have created BRIAN MAY GUITARS, our aim being to make the absolute best product at an affordable price, so that all may enjoy the special sound and feel of a Brian May guitar"
Brian May

Call Promenade Music on 01524 410202 for more info.

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