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

EXPORT Discount Price £579.17 Tax Free

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

EXPORT Discount Price £604.17 Tax Free

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


UK / EU Price  £2,950.00 Inc.VAT

EXPORT Price  £2,458.83 Tax Free

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


UK / EU Price  £245.00 Inc.VAT

EXPORT Price  £204.17 Tax Free

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

EXPORT Discount Price £604.17 Tax Free

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


UK / EU Discount Price £495.00 Inc.VAT

EXPORT Discount Price £412.50 Tax Free

The exact same instrument played by Brian May on the 2016 One Voice tour with Kerry Ellis and the Queen + Adam Lambert European summer festival shows, this is a superb, small-bodied, next generation electro-acoustic guitar designed in collaboration with the maestro himself, featuring a distinctive Red Special style, double cutaway design and serious, professional quality, on-board electronics.

The BMG Uke

List Price £245.00

UK / EU Discount Price £220.00 Inc.VAT

EXPORT Discount Price £183.33 Tax Free

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.

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

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Saturday, 21 September 2019  |  Bimal

If, like me, you have your Brian May Guitar, that is only part of the equation to achieve the iconic sounds created by Dr Brian May - the other parts are the outboard equipment and amps, and the AmpliTube Brian May software is the equivalent of being able to just buy everything in one convenient package.

Once you install the software and plug in the guitar, you are transformed - everything sounds exactly right. The software can cope with non-Brian May Guitars as well (but if you're reading this, hopefully you've already bought one - they're still the best value guitar money can buy!) so there's no excuse - the software allows anyone to sound exactly like the man himself.

The presets have been well designed and are a joy to use. I am fortunate in also having the AXE I/O interface which integrates perfectly with the software, and allows easy selection of the presets (as demonstrated by Jamie Humphries in the videos), but it works with any interface. If you have tried to create your own Brian May effect patches (which I have, several times), you can appreciate this software - it gives you the precisely right sounds straight away.

Should you buy it? Unless you own 3 Vox AC30s and all of the other pedals and equipment that Dr. May uses on stage and in the studio (including the legendary Deacy Amp) the answer is an emphatic YES!

You will not be disappointed!
Saturday, 21 September 2019  |  Ron

I was asked to leave a review (and to be honest I rarely do !) but, WOW - after playing with the Brian May Amplitube you will not be disappointed!

There are so many options to go into here, but let's cut to the chase - has it got that "Queen" sound? Yes indeed! They have done a great job creating Brian's tones, even choices for some selected song titles!. Let's face it, you cannot go wrong here. If you are searching for just one Brian May tone, you got it, but there are tons more besides and from the man himself and IK Multimedia... well done guys. Congratulations Brian!!

High Quality
Thursday, 19 September 2019  |  Jason

This guitar strap is so comfortable and easy to adjust to the player's needs - I would highly recommend to purchase one.

Fantastic service
Monday, 16 September 2019  |  Dale

Despite the first parcel going missing, the team were quick to replace them, and the product has now arrived safely, Thanks, guys.

LOVE this guitar
Monday, 16 September 2019  |  George

Since I received my BMG all my other high end Guitars are collecting dust.

Just LOVE this guitar. Thank you 🎼🎼🎼

Awesome Guitar
Monday, 9 September 2019  |  Salvatore

Quick delivery, the guitar arrived in perfect condition, the finish is amazing and it sounds awesome. Tuning stability is just perfect, Wilkinson bridge and Grover locking tuners do their job.

Thanks for this masterpiece.