Welcome To Brian May Guitars... The Official Web Site

If you are interested in purchasing a guitar built to the design of my original Red Special, you have come to the right place...

It has been quite a journey to arrive at this point. Through the years there has been a multitude of replicas of the “Old Lady” built by both amateurs and professionals, including two major issues - from Guild Guitars of the USA, and Burns UK -  but, as of 2004, I am pleased to say that the commercial Red Special has at last come home.

I was concerned that it ought to be me personally who controlled the design and manufacture of these instruments and so I have teamed up with Barry Moorhouse of House Music and Pete Malandrone, my long-time tech man, to create a brand new range, our aim being to make the absolute best products at an affordable price, so that all may enjoy the special sound and feel of a Brian May designed guitar.

Cheers... and Rock!!

 

The BMG Special

 
List Price £795.00

UK / EU Discount Price £695.00 Inc.VAT
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Inspired by the legendary Red Special, The BMG SPECIAL features superb build quality, awesome playability and an astonishingly rich diversity of killer tones... In fact, it delivers everything you'd expect from an instrument engineered to the unique and exacting standards of one of the world's greatest musicians but with an amazingly affordable price-tag that belies its superior appointments and performance.

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The BMG Special LE

 
List Price £825.00

UK / EU Discount Price £725.00 Inc.VAT
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The best-selling, flagship SPECIAL model gets the custom treatment in this selection of strictly LIMITED EDITION instruments featuring exclusive artwork and striking new finishes and hardware combinations that offer a fresh perspective on the classic BM template.

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The BMG Super

 
EXCLUSIVE TO BRIAN MAY GUITARS

UK / EU Price  £2,950.00 Inc.VAT
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A devastatingly authentic, handcrafted replica of the Red Special, the limited edition BMG SUPER is the result of a all-star international collaboration between Brian May and his long serving guitar tech Pete Malandrone, House Music's Barry Moorhouse, British electronics wizard Adrian Turner, Australian Red Special guru Greg Fryer, Japanese master craftsman Kazutaka Ijuin and the superb luthiers at New Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Every aspect of The Super's construction and appointments - from the acoustic chambered, mahogany body shape and neck profile to the custom made, knife-edge tremolo and exclusive Adeson replica Tri-Sonic pickups - has been painstakingly rendered to replicate Brian's storied original as accurately as possible at a price that won't completely break the bank.

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The BMG Mini May

 
AS USED BY BRIAN MAY ON THE 2016 ONE VOICE TOUR

UK / EU Price  £245.00 Inc.VAT
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COMPLETE WITH PADDED GIG BAG 
 

The ultra compact MINI MAY returns... still fun-sized, but better. With a longer scale length, lightweight, edge bound poplar body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and single Tri-Sonic style pickup, the Mini May is a perfect travel companion.

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The BMG Bass

 
List Price £825.00

UK / EU Discount Price £725.00 Inc.VAT
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Featuring the instantly recognisable outline and aesthetics of the "Old Lady" herself, the unique BMG BASS is a striking, retro styled, medium scale, twin pickup instrument with a powerful, rich bass response and versatile, aggressive tone.

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The BMG Rhapsody

 
AS USED BY BRIAN MAY ON THE 2016 QUEEN TOUR

UK / EU Discount Price £495.00 Inc.VAT
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The exact same instrument played by Brian May on the 2016 One Voice tour with Kerry Ellis and on the Queen + Adam Lambert European Summer festival dates, this is a superb, small-bodied, next generation electro-acoustic guitar designed in collaboration with Brian and featuring a distinctive "Red Special" flavoured double cutaway design and serious, professional quality on-board electronics.

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The BMG Uke

 
List Price £245.00

UK / EU Discount Price £220.00 Inc.VAT
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Another Brian May Guitars original design... THE BMG UKE is a perfect partner for the BMG SPECIAL or SUPER, as well as a fantastic, travel-ready instrument in its own right. Featuring an under-saddle pickup and fully featured Fishman® Kula on-board preamp, this tenor-sized model is equally at home on a big stage or in an intimate, acoustic environment.

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BMG Accessories

A selection of original replacement hardware, pickguards, tremolo arms, premium quality hard cases and gig bags, Elites superior quality electric and acoustic guitar strings plus exclusive Brian May Guitars apparel, G7th Signature capos and 100% vegan BMG Custom Straps.

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Latest BMG Customer Reviews

Rating:  
Really happy & excited
Thursday, 12 July 2018  |  Santiago

Hello, good afternoon.

I am writing to tell you that I have received the guitar, and I am really happy and excited. It is a product of the highest quality, and it is a pleasure to play my music in the Red Special

It arrived in a very short time until Buenos Aires and in excellent conditions. Greetings and love from Buenos Aires!


Rating:  
Perfect
Monday, 2 July 2018  |  Tony

Very smooth to order, and deliver. Perfect fit with the colorful design.


Rating:  
Fabulous
Wednesday, 27 June 2018  |  Cheryl

My shirt is just fantastic. It fits great and the quality is perfect. The communication with BMG was awesome as they let me know via email regularly on the ETA. To see Brian’s jacket in the same pattern at the Q+AL concerts just made my day.

Would recommend the shirt and the company with 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Rating:  
Fantastic guitar!
Thursday, 7 June 2018  |  Bimal

A Brian May Guitar has been on my wish list for ages - as long as they have been available, but it was only recently that I looked into getting one, and was amazed by the price for such a high spec instrument.

I already have 7 guitars, covering all of the classic types, and with prices covering a huge range as well. How would the BMG Special compare?

It was packed safely and securely, delivered promptly. When I took it out of the packaging, I was stunned by just what a beautiful looking instrument it is. It was set up very nicely as well, with a comfortable action that suits me down to the ground. When I finally plugged it in, the sound was crisp and clear, and the various switching options gave a huge range of choices.

I have created some dedicated patches in my FX unit, which allow me to get the legendary classic sounds, but the guitar suits all of my other patches as well - it's versatile and having the 2 octave neck gives me extra freedom! The ebony fingerboard is lovely - I have always loved ebony and I just don't know how BMG can do it for this price!

This is a superb bargain - snap one up quickly: you won't be disappointed!


Rating:  
BMG Special Signature Edition
Tuesday, 5 June 2018  |  Christopher

Very nice guitar


Rating:  
Amazing
Thursday, 5 April 2018  |  John

I love this guitar! Sounds like no other guitar I own (and I own a lot!). Plays great, looks great. Absolutely love it! Arrived from the UK to South Bend, Indiana in less than a week. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. Thanks to everyone at BMG and House Music Ltd.


Rating:  
Love this guitar!
Thursday, 5 April 2018  |  Kevin

Not only does this Black and Gold look like "the sh*t!", the tones are incredible. I love the ability to turn on or off each pickup, without the limitation of a 5-way switch like a Strat. Throw in the phase switches and the combinations grow exponentially. Grab a treble booster and a good distortion unit and you're off... I'll be using this one a lot!


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