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:  
Excellent performance
Wednesday, 18 April 2018  |  Chris

This is the single most awesome thing I have ever bought, the guitar itself came well packaged and arrived when promised. The build quality is fantastic and, even better, the sound is out of this world. The team were great, prompt, and polite in all my dealings with them. This was an excelent overall performance... I just need to learn to play now!


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 Limited.


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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BMG Special Signature Edition
Sunday, 18 March 2018  |  Thomas

Thank you for that very special and wonderful instrument!


Rating:  
Great Small Guitar
Thursday, 15 March 2018  |  Gillon

This is a real quality item. Delighted with it. I bought it for my son (7) to start guitar and it is ideal. Stays in tune and intonates well. Great service when purchased as well. I think I’ll get the full size one for myself.


Rating:  
BMG Special Signature Edition... Legendary
Saturday, 24 February 2018  |  Wade

I ordered a BMG Special shortly after seeing Queen in concert in Houston, TX in August 2017 and received it shortly thereafter.

Before I start in on the guitar, let me say that every interaction I've had with the wonderful people at House Music has made me happier about my decision. Thank you, Gill and everyone else there. You've been kind and very patient with my complicated order.

The guitar is better than I expected. The range of tone I can extract from this instrument is breadth-taking (pun absolutely intended). The pickups and the unique and innovative wiring profile offer so much sonic variety, it's nearly overwhelming. That alone makes this a guitar of note.

But the overall quality of this instrument is what elevates it to a work of art. From the locking tuners to the strap button, all the hardware is top quality. Of note is the super-stable tremolo that does NOT knock the guitar out of tune.

Furthermore, the wide neck profile and the chambered body make this instrument feel like a luxury. So light and yet so CHUNKY. I've never played a guitar like it. It is now my primary six-string. It's like having a LP, Strat, and Tele all in one stunningly beautiful guitar.

Thank you so much to the whole team involved in realizing this guitar, and to Dr. May, especially.


Rating:  
Fantastic guitar
Thursday, 11 January 2018  |  Sakuna

Fantastic guitar with a specific sound like no other of my 9 guitars. So happy I bought this one to complete my collection. The neck is perfect, and so playable. Associated with a Treble Booster (mine is a Mesa Tone Burster) and a Vox AC30C2 you do have the exact Queen sound. Incredible for just €789!


Rating:  
Husband loved it!
Tuesday, 2 January 2018  |  Sarah

It was a delight to see my husband open his present on Christmas day... all the family watched his reaction... it was amazing. Thank you Brian May Guitars for making a very SPECIAL Christmas.


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