The BMG Rhapsody Electro-Acoustic

The BMG Rhapsody Electro-Acoustic
 The BMG Rhapsody Electro-AcousticThe BMG Rhapsody Electro-Acoustic 
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A superb, next generation, small-bodied, electro-acoustic guitar designed in collaboration with Brian May, the BMG Rhapsody features a distinctive RS-style double cutaway design and serious quality Fishman on-board electrics.

This upgraded version of the Rhapsody now features the industry standard Fishman SONICORE under-saddle pickup for true acoustic reproduction, coupled with Fishman's fully featured PRESYS+ preamp.

With its compact dimensions, road-ready construction and a crisp, versatile sound, the Rhapsody makes an ideal travel companion, songwriting partner and first-call studio instrument with a delivery and performance fit for any professional stage.

BMG Rhapsody Features

  • Bound Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Neck
  • 24 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Zero Fret
  • Mahogany Bindings
  • Compensated Bridge Saddle
  • Closed-Gear Tuners
  • Fishman SONICORE Under-Saddle Pickup
  • Fishman PRESYS+ Onboard Preamp
  • Includes Padded Soft Case with Stitched BMG Logo
  • Fitted with Elites "Science Of Sound" Acoustic Strings

Fishman Presys+ Features

Delivering superb quality natural sound, the Rhapsody comes equipped with a Fishman Sonicore braided, under-saddle pickup and the fully-featured Presys+ onboard active preamp.

  • Low Profile Control Knobs
  • Volume Control
  • Bass, Middle & Treble Control
  • Brilliance Control for Additional Tone Shaping
  • Phase Switch
  • Notch Filter for On-Board Anti-feedback Control
  • Built-in Tuner with LED Display
  • Low Battery Level Indicator
  • Unique Pivot Design for Instant 9-Volt Battery Access
  • Standard 1/4" End-Pin Jack Output

Brian May with The BMG Rhapsody

Dr. Brian May with singer Kerry Ellis on the duo's intimate "One Voice" 2016 European theatre tour and braving the German rain during Queen + Adam Lambert's huge 2016 Summer Festival tour.

Teatro Le Muse • Ancona • Italy • 21st February 2016


Frank Hannon - Tesla

Teatro Le Muse • Ancona • Italy • 21st February 2016


RheinEnergie Stadium • Cologne • 26th May 2016

Body Solid Spruce Top / Mahogany Back & Sides
Finish Natural
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood with White Pearl Dot Inlays
Frets 24 Medium +  Zero Fret
Bindings ABS Pinstripe Binding
Bridge Compensated Rosewood with Ebony Bridge Pins
Tuners 3-A-Side Chrome Enclosed Gear Machines, with Black Tuning Buttons
Pickup Fishman Sonicore Under-Saddle Transducer
Electronics Fishman Presys+ Preamp with 3 Band EQ, Phase Switch, Anti-Feedback Control, Brilliance Control & Built-in LED Tuner
Scale Length 610mm (24")
Nut Width 45mm (1.77")
Strings Elites "Science Of Sound" Acoustic Strings
Extras Padded Soft Case with Stitched BMG Logo

The BMG Rhapsody

MNJ | dv247 Magazine | October 2011

"It plays like a professional instrument and has all the on-board electronics in the B-Band System to complement the fact"

The enigmatically named MNJ - writing for the independent UK retailer dv247 - reviews BMG's "other" guitar, finding the Red-Special flavoured electro-acoustic "small, light and comfortable to play" with a nicely balanced acoustic response.

Better still plugged-in, courtesy of the excellent on-board B-Band electronics, he discovers the Rhapsody's true calling, as it delivers a rich, versatile sound that "wouldn’t be out of place on a professional stage".

  << Read the full review HERE

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Thank you
Tuesday, 5 December 2017  | 

I really like this guitar, as I really like it and I respect Brian May. I had also bought the BMG Special and now I can be proud of owning two great guitars. Thank you.

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Sounds great
Thursday, 17 August 2017  | 

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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Very good customer service
Thursday, 11 May 2017  | 

Hi Barry

Last Friday I got the replacement Rhapsody. Wow!

What a surprise when I saw Brian's personalised message!

Thank you very much for all your efforts -nas you must have asked Brian to sign the guitar with some kind of special note 😊- and the very good customer service!

Best regards


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Absolutely fantastic!!!
Tuesday, 21 March 2017  | 

The BMG Rhapsody is fantastic. There are no words to describe the sensations I feel when I'm playing it.

Thanks from my heart.

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Rhapsody Signature Edition... A masterpiece
Friday, 20 January 2017  | 

Hi Barry... guitar well received today... all is ok... really a "masterpiece".

Many thanks

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

I Love The Rhapsody
Friday, 2 October 2015  | 

I have owned a BMG Rhapsody since they first came out. I have played many others in that time but keep coming back to the Rhapsody... with its chunky neck and 24 accessible frets it is just a joy to play and so versatile.

With its small (but perfectly formed) body you really need to plug it in to get the best from it. The B-Band pickup and pre-amp it give a great full sound for a small guitar, but practicing alone it is fine unplugged.

All my friends who have played it have loved it too.

Looks good, feels good and sounds great... what more can you ask?

Also a perfect match for my BM Super.

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25 of 26 people found this review helpful.