The BMG Mini May • Antique Cherry

The BMG Mini May • Antique Cherry
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"I’m using a Mini May in the show now, too… it seems to work just fine - straight out of the box... Honest!"

Brian May • One Voice Tour • February 2016


Brian May Guitars Mini May 2015

With an ultra-compact, Brian May Special body shape and neck design, the new, upgraded Mini May now features a significantly extended scale length to improve intonation and playability. The bridge, with 6 individually adjustable saddles, has been moved further towards the back of the guitar, increasing the scale length to 22.7". 

The single Tri-Sonic style pick-up has been re-positioned accordingly and is now routed directly into the body whilst the scratchplate retains its original position, thereby preserving the unique BMG aesthetics.

  • New, Longer ​22.7" (576mm) Scale Length
  • Lightweight, Pinstripe Bound, Double Cutaway, Poplar Body
  • Maple Neck
  • 18 fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • BM Brand Tri-Sonic Style Pickup with single Volume & Tone Controls

Complete with padded Brian May Guitars Gig Bag, The BMG Mini May is a perfect travel companion.

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Brian May with the Mini May in performance and backstage with Kerry Ellis on the Italian leg of the duo's intimate "One Voice" 2016 European tour, where the diminutive Red Special flavoured travel guitar made a big impression.

Body Poplar
Finish Metallic Antique Cherry
Neck Maple, Bolt-On
Fingerboard Rosewood
Frets 18 Medium Frets
Bindings ABS Cream Pinstripe Binding
Bridge Fixed Bridge with Individually Adjustable Saddles and Through Body Stringing Option
Tuners 3-A-Side Enclosed Gear
Pickup 1 x BM Brand Custom Tri-Sonic Style Single Coil
Electronics 1 x Volume / 1 x Tone
Scale Length 576mm (22.7")
Neck Width @ Nut 41mm (1.6")
Neck Width @ !2th Fret 52mm (2.0")
Overall Length 795mm (31.3")
Weight 2.3kg (5.0lbs)
Extras Padded Gig Bag with Brian May Guitars Signature Logo
Country Of Origin People's Republic Of China

The Mini May on The One Voice Tour 2016

The Mini May gets its first ever live outing! Brian May & Kerry Ellis perform The Beatles' "Tell Me What You See" at The Obihall in Firenze, Italy, February 24th.

Another performance of the Fab Four's deep cut (from the 1964 album "Help") accompanied by the charming Mini May, this time at Rome's Auditorium Parco della Musica on March 2nd 2016.

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The Mini May... SIGNED BY BRIAN MAY
Monday, 6 March 2017  | 

Thank you for the Mini May. I received it on my birthday. It's a fantastic guitar!!!!!

Ombretta Favarini

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Dream come true
Tuesday, 10 January 2017  | 

Hi there from Italy...

After some months of waiting i have obtained my BMG Mini May - signed By Brian May.

Simply amazing! thank you so much BMG!!! (the Mini May is it in a show case now!)

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Super!
Tuesday, 3 January 2017  | 

I am not a guitarist, more of a die hard Queen / Brian May fan. However, my son is an accomplished guitarist and is impressed with the "Mini May".

Aesthetically, the guitar appears well made and I would recommend to anyone looking a small practice guitar. Mine is signed so probably won't be played a lot.

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Very happy with this purchase!
Saturday, 24 December 2016  | 

Obviously having a guitar that is hand-signed by Brian May is something special. I already had in mind ordering a Mini May in the near future but when this Summer Tour offer came along I didn't have to think twice! It was guite a long wait (I placed the order in May, after the opening gig of Q+AL at the Rock in Rio Lisboa Festival and the guitar arrived last Wednesday, Dec. 21) but definitely worth that wait.

The Mini May is obviously not as versatile as my BMG Special. There is a difference in building quality but this guitar is not supposed to be an exact copy of The Red Special. One thing I would like to mention is that the fretboard of the BMG Special is the most comfortable for playing than anything else on the market. It would be very nice if the Mini May would have the same on that.

But I am very pleased with the guitar and the overall shopping experience at BMG!

Keep up the good work and I'm looking forward to new special offers and additions to the BMG family!

Cheers!

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Mini may but huge fun
Wednesday, 21 December 2016  | 

It still makes me smile... and proud... great sound from a small 'un.

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Great!!
Tuesday, 20 December 2016  | 

Great product and great service, as always... highly recommended! The BMG Mini is a must, a beautiful and quality product. And to have it signed by Dr. May... is a DREAM!!

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Long wait was worth it
Tuesday, 20 December 2016  | 

The guitar arrived safely, with cover, and was just what was wanted.

It will have pride of place on the wall, with my other Queen memorabilia!

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Good service
Monday, 19 December 2016  | 

Very nice guitar and good service; thanks!

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Top top Mini May
Saturday, 17 December 2016  | 

Beautiful guitars... and good sellers.

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Mini May - Signed by Dr. Brian May
Thursday, 8 December 2016  | 

The guitar arrived to me safely. It has been worth the wait for it.

Perfect service from BMG!

For me it is a treasure as it contains signature of the great Man & great guitarist, Dr. Brian May.

Many thanks to Dr. Bri and many thanks to BMG Team. I am very happy man now

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Mini May Signature Edition - Brilliant!
Wednesday, 7 December 2016  | 

Fabulous guitar which sits fabulously alongside its mother Red Special!

Thanks very much

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The BMG Mini May Signature Edition... fantastic guitar!
Monday, 5 December 2016  | 

It's so beautiful!!! 👍😄🎸

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Mini May
Monday, 5 December 2016  | 

I'm just so happy with my Mini May!!!

It was worth waiting for every second. The service and info I got was also perfect.

Great job!!!!!

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Great small guitar
Sunday, 4 December 2016  | 

I received my Mini May yesterday. The general appearance is great, not to say that mine has been autographed by Dr. May, which becomes something I will treasure.

It looks beautiful; the red metallic paint is very nice as well as the natural wooden back of the neck (you have the complete specifications in this webpage).

The guitar is accompanied by a padded gig bag with Brian May Guitars Signature Logo which is very good for its conservation, although sure I will put it in any kind of glass display for its contemplation.

I was a little bit baffled at the beginning about how to tune it, due to its short scale (this is my first “travel guitar”, although sure this shall never travel out of my garage!). Looking for information online I found that this kind of guitars can be tuned in different ways, being the most conventional the A-D-G-C-E-A tuning (same as a conventional guitar with a capo in the 5th fret). Having done that, I plugged it in my VOX AC15 and the sound was great; clean and powerful. The BM Tri-sonic pickup (only one) sounds great clean or adding different pedals; I think it will give me a lot of pleasure playing.

If I’m wrong about the way to tune it, maybe someone could clarify it (and it would be a good idea to include an instruction manual with the guitars).

This incredible guitar has increased my collection of BMG guitars; the BMG Special (purchased in 2004), the BMG Super (purchased in 2014) and the Mini May (2016), all of them great professional guitars.

Thank you very much to all the team at BMG guitars and especially to Dr. May for the “written gift”.

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A kind of magic
Thursday, 1 December 2016  | 

The Mini May signed by Brian finally arrived today

The guitar as the product is perfect.

But now something personal : I am 48, have lived my teenage behind the iron curtain in Czechoslovakia. "Thanks", bloody communist regime without the possibility of seeing Queen live in concert, without the chance to buy Queen record (only on the black market) etc.

Despite everything I am all my life a faithful Queen fan. Today Slovakia is also part of modern Europe and my over 300 pieces Queen collection has the Holy Grail from today - a guitar with Brian's Signature.

Thank you, Brian, it's a kind of magic for me.

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BMG Mini May Signature Edition - It's great!
Thursday, 1 December 2016  | 

I will only use it for memorable, but its very great...

Thanks!

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The BMG Mini May SE
Thursday, 1 December 2016  | 

Compact, small, light, well-treated guitar with surprising sound. Great for travelling.

I'm really happy. Thank you for a good deal.

Signature by Dr. Brian May... grea, thank you and recommend.

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Mini May
Wednesday, 12 October 2016  | 

Magnificent guitar with perfect design and incredible sound. Special thanks to Dr. Brian May and Brian May Guitars.

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Fabulous little guitar
Wednesday, 21 September 2016  | 

Tuned it up, and was good to go! You won't regret buying this - great customer service too, it arrived within 2 business days of me ordering it.

Comes in a handy little travel bag.

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Perfect For Travel
Tuesday, 8 March 2016  | 

If you take it as it is, it's a great little guitar.
I plan on using it while doing business trips.

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