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

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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

 
List Price £245.00

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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

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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

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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

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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:  
Wonderful instrument
Tuesday, 31 October 2017  |  Jason

Dear Guitar folks

I wanted to let you know what I received my signed Red Special yesterday. What a wonderful instrument at such a great price! I've been playing all morning!

I wanted to thank you for such a great item. It made it all the way to Hollywood, California in one piece and the packaging was terrific. Thanks again and much success to everyone there!

Jason McDonald • Los Angeles, CA


Rating:  
Good strings
Sunday, 15 October 2017  |  Stano

Easy bending and lasting strings.


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Great strap
Sunday, 15 October 2017  |  Stano

High quality strap. A nice match with the BMG Special.


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Unique guitar
Sunday, 15 October 2017  |  Stano

A nice, high quality guitar, easy to play with a lot of unique sounds. Good job, guys!


Rating:  
Gorgeous
Wednesday, 27 September 2017  |  Jeremiah

I received the guitar, and I am ecstatic! It is gorgeous and sounds exactly how I wished (basically, just like the old lady ;-p ). I’ve been trying to recreate these tones since I was 15 when I picked up the guitar. It’s awesome to actually have them and in such a fabulous replica of the original, too!

Many thanks to you, Barry, and your whole staff for making these. Not just the product, but your service is top-notch! You can tell Barry the long-distance phone bill was well worth the chat we had. ;-D

Should you see Dr. May or Mr. Malandrone, please thank them on behalf of a grateful American fan whose other instruments are about to become very jealous of the time he'll be affording his new BMG.

Also, my whole family – including my teenage kids – can’t wait for them to come back to San Jose, CA! In the meantime, we’re contenting ourselves with covering Queen tunes in our garage.


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A REAL hard case, for an amazing guitar
Friday, 22 September 2017  |  Giacomo

I'm very happy!! The Hiscox Brian May Hard Case is a really, really excellent case, very nice! The shipping is fast 4-5 days for Italy! Thank you, Brian May Guitars


Rating:  
Tričko
Wednesday, 30 August 2017  |  Ján

Spokojný s nákupom a zdrevím Dr. Maya!


Rating:  
Swift & complete
Monday, 21 August 2017  |  Martin

I placed the order on a Friday night and it was shipped on Weds. Good work. Was away for work so picked it up yesterday and put it to work. The only was niggle was there should be a small note inserted to illustrate position of the worm screw for the tremolo arm - far from obvious, but a net search sorted it!


Rating:  
Sounds great
Thursday, 17 August 2017  |  Francisco

Finally the little Rhapsody arrived home after long time waiting. It was a gift for my daughter, and she is very happy. It sounds great, it's beautiful and comfortable. Thank you!


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