For a limited period only, treat yourself to a brand new Brian May Guitars Special, complete with free BMG Custom Strap (worth £54.50).

Elegant, environmentally friendly, practical, super-comfortable and built to last, these superb, handmade, 100% vegan signature straps feature durable, lightweight construction, non-slip, sweat-wicking microfibre lining, a unique easy adjustment system, and double pick/sixpence holder.

Available in a choice of colours
Please be sure to make your Selection when you check out!

Promotion available strictly while stocks last. 
Applies to new purchases of the classic Antique Cherry BMG Special and in-stock LE Series variants.
Not available on purchases of Art Series models, signed guitars or instruments from the BMG Tour, Hire & B-Stock collection.

 

Welcome to the Official Home of Brian May Guitars

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

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

Our best-selling model gets the custom treatment with a selection of limited edition instruments featuring the same great specs, but with fantastic new finish and hardware combinations that bring a fresh look to the classic RS template... because it doesn't have to be RED to be SPECIAL.

 

The BMG Super

A devastatingly authentic, handcrafted modern replica of the Red Special, the BMG SUPER is the result of a all-star international collaboration between Dr. 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 the storied original as accurately as possible at a price that won't completely break the bank.

 

The BMG Mini May

The fun-sized, 22.7" scale, Red Special flavoured 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 and, now suitably supportive of global conservation efforts, is available for international purchase, without restriction... ONE WORLD, ONE MINI MAY!!

 

The BMG Bass

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

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 Tenor Uke

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 Tour, Hire & 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 & Apparel

 

Fitted hard cases and gig bags, exclusive BMG apparel and custom straps, replacement pickguards, tremolo arms and control knobs, custom capos, Optima and Elites strings, modelling software and the remarkable Nigel Knight designed BMG Treble Booster Classic...

 

Latest BMG Customer Reviews


Rating:  
Exciting sound, comfortable neck
Thursday, 7 January 2021  |  Tamas

This guitar has a smaller body then average guitars so it has less bass tone, but who cares, it's not a bass guitar. It has an exciting tone. All the acoustic and the electric sound is well used.

The Fishman Under-Saddle Pickup and the Soundhole Mounted Electret-Condenser Cardioid Microphone works brilliant. Tuner well enough.

The number one reason I choosed this acoustic guitar that I hope, the neck is same as the BMG Special, and yes... it's easily playable at the last fret too.

I love it!


Rating:  
Best online shopping experience I’ve had
Wednesday, 6 January 2021  |  Max

Absolutely outstanding customer service. The team were very helpful with any questions I had and after ordering the item it only too 7 days to get from the UK to Australia. Even with COVID restrictions.

Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a brilliant and iconic guitar. Thank you, Brian May Guitars!


Rating:  
Superspeed service!!!
Tuesday, 5 January 2021  |  René

Got "Frank" already today. Ordered 2nd January - 3 days later here... Just amazing superspeed service!!!

Thank you guys very much for that. Just happy to hold it in my hands... Now we'll make some noise!!!!!!!


Rating:  
It is a thing of beauty!
Sunday, 3 January 2021  |  Emmalyn

I have never held an electric guitar before, and never even dreamed of owning one until... the moment I saw the sold-out Baby Blue BMG Special LE on the website. I knew I had to have it. I was informed that it won’t be available for purchase until early 2021. As luck would have it, I was notified over a week later that one was available. Of course, I purchased it the same day. So glad I did because it is sold out again. It was shipped and arrived within a week in California.

My Baby Blue is even more beautiful in person! It is a thing of beauty! Excellent craftsmanship! It is a Christmas gift from my husband I am a QUEEN fan and a huge Brian May fan. Owning a BMG makes me feel so special! Looking forward to learning my favorite Queen and Brian May songs. I am a beginner and my guitar sounds great. Love it! The gift pack and gig bag are a great bonus.

Special thanks to Dave G. for all his help and prompt email responses. Excellent customer service! I highly recommend this website and will be a repeat customer.


Rating:  
Playing my hero's guitar
Friday, 1 January 2021  |  Geoff

My wife bought this Brian May Guitars Red Special for me for Christmas and I have spent the last few days getting used to all the various sounds/tones available from this wonderful instrument.

It is beautifully crafted and so easy to play. I can't play like Brian but at least I can experience his guitar at close hand. Best thing to come out of 2020 !!


Rating:  
This shirt is FANTASTIC!!!
Thursday, 31 December 2020  |  Glenda

I received my shirt, washed it and began to wear it immediately. The cotton quality of the shirt is GREAT, not too thin, not too thick! I've washed it a couple of times already and it is holding up very well with washing and drying. All in all, I'm very pleased with the quality of this t-shirt... and the graphics and color are holding up well to washing and drying, too!

I, of course, would expect only the BEST quality with an item bearing Brian May's name!!! This shirt is FANTASTIC!!!


Rating:  
She loves her BMG
Wednesday, 30 December 2020  |  Christopher

We purchased the BMG Red Special for our daughter for Christmas. She is 13 years old and a huge Queen, and of course Brian May fan. The quality of the guitar is excellent and the sound is certainly that of Brian May's.

The purchase, shipping, etc. all went smoothly and was very timely. Definitely recommend a BMG for anybody interested in a great sounding, quality guitar.


Rating:  
Versatile Instrument, Excellent Value, Great Customer Service
Wednesday, 30 December 2020  |  David

I've wanted one of these guitars for a long time, and decided to treat myself this year; I wish I'd done so long ago.

The instrument is outstanding : comfortable neck, very low action, versatile range of sounds from the pickup switching, beautiful sustain. I sincerely believe a gigging musician could use this one guitar for a broad range of music. The build quality is phenomenal. I've tried out a lot of guitars this fall, including a handful of multi-thousand dollar instruments, and the the BMG feels as well made as any of them, making it an excellent value for both quality and usefulness.

I also commend Brian May Guitars for a speedy ordering and shipping process and excellent response to customer inquiries. My instrument arrived from the UK to the U.S. mid-Atlantic region in 5 days from time of order, well packed and in excellent condition. Both the instrument and the company are deserving of having Brian May's name associated with them.


Rating:  
Top quality scarf
Tuesday, 29 December 2020  |  Maria

Feels like silk on the skin. Keeps warm and the fabric is excellent.


Rating:  
Good quality
Tuesday, 29 December 2020  |  Vanessa

Good quality and looks like real leather. Still no signs of use, although I use it every day. A bigger one with some more card slots would be nice too.


Rating:  
Light, warm and stylish
Tuesday, 29 December 2020  |  Vanessa

Nice fabric, soft and light but still warm enough for winter temperatures. Good length!