This spring, keep calm, stay healthy & make the most of the lockdown by grabbing yourself a fantastic Brian May Guitars Special, complete with an exclusive FREE GIFT PACK (worth over £50).

The Exclusive BMG Gift Pack Includes :

  • An official Brian May Sixpence produced by the British Pobjoy Mint to commemorate the 2005 Queen + Paul Rodgers World Tour
  • Brian May Guitars Classic Logo T-Shirt in Heather Indigo
  • A Set of Optima 24K Gold Brian May Signature Strings
  • A Brian May Guitars Microfibre Polishing Cloth + BMG sticker

This special offer applies to the classic Antique Cherry flavour BMG Special and to all currently in-stock LE Series variants.

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.

The BMG Special LE Series

 
List Price £825.00

UK / EU Discount Price £725.00 Inc.VAT
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The best-selling BMG Special model gets the custom treatment in this selection of LIMITED EDITION instruments featuring the same great specifications, but with new finishes and hardware combinations that offer a fresh perspective on the classic BM template.

The BMG Super

 
EXCLUSIVE TO BRIAN MAY GUITARS

UK / EU Price  £2,950.00 Inc.VAT
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EXPORT Price  £2,458.83 Tax Free
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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-specialist 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 BMG Adeson-spec Super® 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 May

 
AS USED BY BRIAN MAY ON THE 2016 ONE VOICE TOUR

UK / EU Price  £245.00 Inc.VAT
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EXPORT Price  £204.17 Tax Free
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The fun-sized, 22.7" scale, Red Special flavoured BMG MINI MAY with its lightweight, ultra-compact, edge bound meranti body, satin finish maple neck, 18 fret merbau fingerboard, and single Tri-Sonic style pickup makes a perfect travel companion - now suitably supportive of global conservation efforts, the new 2019 version will be available for international purchase, without restriction... ONE WORLD, ONE MINI MAY!!

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.

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 same instrument played by Brian May on the intimate One Voice tour with Kerry Ellis and on the Queen + Adam Lambert European summer festival shows in 2016, this superb, small-bodied, next generation electro-acoustic guitar has been designed in collaboration with the maestro himself and features the Red Special's distinctive double cutaway design and serious, professional quality, Fishman® Flex on-board electronics.

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 ukulele 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.

The BMG Art Series

The Art Series is a brand new range of limited edition BMG instruments featuring premium quality, original artwork and exclusive recreations of classic Queen album covers.

BMG Hire, Tour & B-Stock

Exclusive from Brian May Guitars, a chance to get a great deal on instruments from our tour and hire inventory, as well as on B-Stock, open-box, and ex-demonstration models - All items available strictly while stocks last.

BMG Accessories

A selection of original BMG replacement hardware, scratchplates, tremolo arms, premium quality branded fitted hard cases and gig bags, Optima Gold guitar strings, Elites superior quality electric and acoustic guitar strings plus exclusive Brian May Guitars apparel, G7th Signature capos, 100% vegan BMG Custom Straps, and the amazing BMG Treble Booster Classic foot pedal.

Latest BMG Customer Reviews

Rating:  
Awesome!!
Wednesday, 19 February 2020  |  T

Awesome!! Thank you!


Rating:  
Very special
Monday, 17 February 2020  |  Harry

This guitar sounds absolutely "special". I LOVE IT. Thanks to the factory who built this guitar for me. It is absolutely perfect. Wonderful colour, it stays perfectly in tune, and you can work with the tremolo system without straying out of tune. THANK YOU ENGLAND/KOREA FOR THIS WONDERFUL GUITAR!


Rating:  
Beautiful as always
Friday, 14 February 2020  |  EDU

Not my first purchase there so I knew that top service and quality were guaranteed. Colour and design are beautiful. I noticed that the sleeves are shorter than the ones in the three-guitar design, so maybe it's wise to choose one higher size when compared to the other model, unless you like the sleeves shorter, of course )


Rating:  
Top quality
Thursday, 13 February 2020  |  Elisabeth

Top quality print and material, and fits like a glove!


Rating:  
Great strap
Thursday, 13 February 2020  |  Enrico

It's a very solid and comfortable strap. Easily adjustable to your needs and soft close to the neck so it's a pleasure to play. The red one I own is very cool paired to the red Special.


Rating:  
Wonderful guitar
Thursday, 13 February 2020  |  Enrico

It's a real wonderful guitar. Great sound paired with stunning looks. The fretboard is really good and fast. Totally worth it!


Rating:  
Great quality
Thursday, 6 February 2020  |  Naoe

The size I wanted arrived! The vest is of great quality - I will love this outfit for a long time!

Thank you so much!


Rating:  
Nice
Monday, 3 February 2020  |  Kjell

Quality and finish on top. Sounds and plays great. Very nice neck. Recommend other payers to try this unique guitar.


Rating:  
Wonderful service, beautiful guitar strap
Monday, 3 February 2020  |  Chuck

Got my wife an autographed BMG Special for our anniversary and realized she needed a strap! This strap is beautiful and feels very secure. We haven't gotten to use it a lot, but I suspect we're going to love it more every time we use it.


Rating:  
Love It
Friday, 31 January 2020  |  Ulrika

So happy, absolutely wonderful guitar, cool picture. can really recommend this guitar to everyone who loves Queen.
(Helt underbar gitarr, sε hδftig bild. Kan verkligen rekommendera denna till alla Som δlskar Queen)


Rating:  
A fine unity of unique design and modern technology
Monday, 27 January 2020  |  Marinko

The guitar is a fine unity of its unique design and modern craft; excellent for its class. Materials and components, both mechanical and electronic are pro-spec and function flawlessly. It fits and feels comfortably while playing; the sound is distinctive, rich and powerful; the instrument is a true pleasure to play with.

Customer support staff is excellent, providing professional service in a kind and elaborate manner.


Rating:  
Love the guitar
Monday, 27 January 2020  |  Richard

Brian and the team really got this right. I love everything about this guitar. Plays and sounds amazing and the workmanship is outstanding.


Rating:  
Downright stunning
Friday, 24 January 2020  |  Curtis

Received my BMG Special yesterday YESTERDAY. WOW! Your company is doing everything right with these guitars. I have immediately bonded with this guitar. Just a downright stunning guitar and the build quality and playability rivals guitars that cost 3x as much. I will be saving for another one.

Please thank Dr. May for making his guitar model available.


Rating:  
Fantastic
Thursday, 16 January 2020  |  Steven

Fantastic hard case, incredibly well made, not to mention how beautiful it looks! Thank you for the great packaging and the speedy delivery!


Rating:  
I'm in love with my guitar, gotta feel for my BMG!
Thursday, 16 January 2020  |  Steven

So happy with my purchase, this beautiful guitar looks and feels amazing, the craftsmanship is second-to-none and the photos don't do it justice!

The staff were helpful, very professional and answered all my questions!

I highly recommend this stunning guitar to everyone!