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
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.
The BMG Special LE
Brian May Guitars' best-selling, flagship SPECIAL model gets the custom treatment in a range 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.
The BMG Super
A devastatingly authentic, handcrafted replica of the Red Special, the limited edition BMG SUPER is the result of a unique collaboration between Brian May and his long serving guitar tech Pete Malandrone, House Music's Barry Moorhouse, Australian Red Special guru Greg Fryer and Japanese master craftsman Kazutaka Ijuin. 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 Burns 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.
The BMG Mini MayThe 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.
The BMG Bass
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.
The BMG Rhapsody
A superb, next generation small-bodied, electro-acoustic guitar designed in collaboration with Brian May, the BMG RHAPSODY features a distinctive "Red Special" flavoured double cutaway design and serious, professional quality B-Band on-board electronics.
The BMG Uke
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.