Kicking off the new decade, in addition to getting an amazing guitar at our regular discount price, every BMG SPECIAL comes complete with an exclusive FREE GIFT PACK (worth over £40)!

This Exclusive BMG New Year 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 (Choice of Sizes)
  • A Set Of Elites Electric Guitar Strings (Choice of Gauges)
  • A Brian May Guitars Microfibre Polishing Cloth + BMG sticker

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 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

EXPORT Discount Price £183.33 Tax Free

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

Thank you!
Thursday, 12 December 2019  |  Teresa

I just wanted to thank all of you for my Red Special and all the other goodies I got to go with it. I don't do the Facebook or Twitter things, and I'm pretty sure you aren't really active on Ravelry (hey I'm a knitter, and there IS a knitting needle on the original's tremolo bar!), so I wanted to email you this thank you note.

The guitar was a retirement gift from me to me, and I am enjoying learning to play it. I figured even Brian May started at zero, and it took him a few years to get pretty good at it 😉. I promise you that it has come to a good home and will be well loved by a very happy old lady in Denver, Colorado, USA... Thanks again

Thoroughly fantastic from start to finish
Tuesday, 10 December 2019  |  Simon

Unbelievable service from BMG, and in particular Barry, who took ownership of a small concern I had.

Oh... and of course, the instrument surpasses my expectations, ultra quality build, didnít even need a setup.

In summary - you NEED to own one of these guitars... RIGHT NOW!

A Very BMG-ish Guitar
Tuesday, 3 December 2019  |  Adam

If youíre thinking about buying this guitar to sound like Brian, all the best to you. It will help you on your tone quest. For me, as much as I enjoy Brianís playing, itís not why I bought it. I was looking for a guitar with wide tonal possibilities, and this has them.

You probably know the specifics Ė each pick up has its own on/off switch, and in-phase/out-of-phase switch. This allows you to go from dark/mellow to bright/treble tones and everything in between. Even though I donít personally sound like Brian (who does?) I enjoy the many tonal options this guitar gives. What surprised me most of all was the depth and snarl of the single coils. Itís like someone forgot to tell them theyíre single coils, and theyíre not supposed to sound like humbuckers too. So two thumbs up for the tonal options.

I admire quality workmanship. This guitar has it. The attention to detail and finish are excellent. The paint and binding are faultless. For its intermediate price range I think the quality is top shelf. Colour is a very personal thing and I personally love the Windermere Blue and its retro vibe. The main electric I played prior to the BMG arriving was an Ibanez JS model. I love that guitar, its pickups, amazing ergonomics and super fast neck (Iím not a super fast player though).

Regarding the BMGís neck, I find it 'medium' sized, so compared to the slim Ibanez it took a little getting used to at first. Having played the BMG now for a couple of weeks I find the neck is just fine and have come to really like it. The only thing I havenít found excellent is intonation across the neck. Iíve had some well intonated guitars and I think this one is good rather than great. However, I do mean good, and donít have enough of an issue with it to mark my rating down (or maybe Iím not being critical enough on this point but I expect it will improve with a small set up adjustment).

I think the guitar is great for rock, blues and even ambient tones. Iím not sure about jazz or country, but I donít play those genres. In the hands of a better player, I expect it can do a decent job of those too, given its wide tonal options. The BMG definitely has its own unique thing going on Ė itís nothing like a Strat, or Les Paul, or SG, or Tele (giving my generation away here). Itís very much BMG-ish. And I think thatís great. I love it and look forward to exploring it as I get to know this guitar more.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019  |  Neil

This is great one - adjustment to begin with, and it fits perfectly, two very useful pick holders at the front, 3 coin holders at the back, and does not move unless you move the guitar or strap - fantastic.

Excellent guitar
Monday, 2 December 2019  |  Donald

Great guitar. Looks to be well-made. Action is very nice and neck feels great. I am very happy. Thanks Brian!

Fab design
Monday, 25 November 2019  |  Mark

Top Shirt with a fab design.

Great Guitar Strap
Friday, 22 November 2019  |  James

This is a great guitar strap. It is very high quality and it looks amazing. Good value for the price.

The best guitar
Friday, 22 November 2019  |  Guiganou

Hello, and thanks to you. I am very satisfied with my purchase at home. The BMG Special is really a great guitar. See you soon on your site for a future purchase.

Very good work
Friday, 22 November 2019  |  Heike

A pleasant wide strap, nice material, different possibilities for length adjustment and small compartments for two plectrums. Functional and appealing.

Exceeds all expectations.
Friday, 22 November 2019  |  Heike

My BMG Special arrived well packed and unharmed. She is a beauty visually. Her sound is wonderful and exceeds my expectations. Her tight strings and narrow fingerboard make her very easy to play and the settings leave nothing to be desired. I am very happy to be able to play her.