Customer Reviews

Here is just a small selection of the praise lavished upon Brian May Guitars and our fantastic range of instruments and accessories by satisfied customers around the world.

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Beautiful guitar
Monday, 21 September 2020  |  Graham

I'm not sure I can add much to the great things others have already said - it's a beautiful guitar, very well made, and I'm sure I play better because of it!

Ordering was simple, and despatch was really quick. Excellent service, thank you!


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Fantastic service
Monday, 21 September 2020  |  Stuart

Fantastic service... delivery to Australia in 10 days - unbelievable. The guitar is beautiful, I’m gonna have a lot of fun.


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Dream guitar that plays and sound fantastic!
Saturday, 19 September 2020  |  Melissa

I bought this guitar as a sentimental gift for my fiancé who was named after Mr May. He was quite shocked and pleased that this guitar was gifted, I cannot stress that enough, but the review he says is simply this : He plugged the guitar into his Orange Rockerverb MK3 and turned it to 10 and was blown away. There were so many tones from the guitar that sounded great he couldn't stop playing it for hours. Our neighbors' review would be rather negative, as to be expected!

What a fantastic instrument! Financially speaking, it was cheaper to buy this direct than in the States, including the hard-shell case that was purchased at the same time. Bravo BMG Team!


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My first impressions
Friday, 18 September 2020  |  Don

I was totaly surprised how fast this guitar came to my home address in Melbourne. The BMG Special Cherry arrived in perfect condition and I am just so happy to finally get my hands on this fantastic representation of Brian's Red Lady - the voices I am discovering are just amazing to find and I can't believe how smooth and easy to play in my hands compared to my Fender Strat I have had for 20 years! Mated with my new VOX AC30C2X and the Treble Booster I also bought from you guys, I just love it.

I tried to get on the waiting list for the BMG Super, but no luck, so this is second best. Maybe one day a spot will become available for the BMG Super and then I can buy the cream of the lot. Now I can really learn to play along with Brian on my complete Queen studio albums collection. I had a wonderful time seeing Brian and Roger along with Adam Lambert at the last Queen concert in Melbourne Feb 2020. The first time I saw Queen live was in 1974 at the Sunbury Pop Festival in Melbourne, then I saw them in London at We Will Rock You's opening night when I worked for Air Seychelles, so to finally get my hands on the BMG Special is a fullfilment of a long dream that started in 1973 with Night at the Opera.

Thanks for the great Guitar and Service. Cheers
Capt Donald Sexton


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Delightfully realised guitar
Wednesday, 16 September 2020  |  Mick

Received my Red Special today in anticipation of my sixtieth birthday. I purchased the red special along with the free care pack, a treble booster and a Vegan guitar strap.

The delivery took three days to arrive, which is average for most items, the guitar was well packed, with everything in order. I opened up the gig bag in which the guitar was packed and found a further Protective lining bag had to be Opened before I could cast my eyes on the beauty.

I say beauty, this guitar out of the bag has flawless finish and detail.

Then my heart sank... the tremolo arm was missing. I searched through the box and it wasn’t there. Then I realised the gig bag had pockets, a thorough search revealed the arm contained in another poly bag and all was right with the world. Also in the pocket was the shipping document a cleaning cloth and the genuine Brian May, Paul Rodgers 2005 Queen tour six penny bit. I dig my own when metal detecting so this one will stay pristine.

I thank Brian for showing his Vox Mini5 amp, on the second micro concerto. One of the reasons I have long backed off from buying a Red Special is that it would require a Vox AC30, which is a notoriously loud amplifier, if used as it should be. My neighbours and local area will be spared too.

Playing with the settings I straight away ran into a “Now I’m Here” sound. The action is set very low to the fret board, with no noticeable choking on the frets.

I confess my skills are rusty following a fairly long lay off, but I am suitably enthused now, thank you Brian and your genius Father Harold for such a timeless, good looking and very playable guitar.


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Awesome
Wednesday, 16 September 2020  |  Tim

Love it so much. Good price and great quality and plays like a dream....


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Just buy one
Wednesday, 16 September 2020  |  David

I have been looking at these guitars for 2 years now and I finally got one - I love it, I can't stop playing it, and now my other guitars are just sitting there collecting dust as I keep reaching for my Red Special!


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A great guitar!
Tuesday, 15 September 2020  |  Rory

I finally saved enough to buy this guitar and I am not sorry! The guitar is beautifully made and the size, weight and colour are just perfect. I am very happy with this guitar! Thank you for a great device!


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Thank you!
Wednesday, 9 September 2020  |  Ms

I purchased the signed BMG guitar arrived in this May, and started the lesson of electric guitar though my age is close to 60.

This new guitar strap is fit for my Red special, and I practice it more than one hour everyday. The code of Queen's tunes are very difficult for me at this moment but, someday, I will be able to!

Thank you very much!


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Unique
Tuesday, 8 September 2020  |  Ahmad

I have received the BMG Special in a good condition although it tooks 5 days to reach my place. I am satisfied with the guitar and really like the phasing switches including the on-off pickup switches on the guitar. I salute the late Harold May and Dr. Brian May for designing such a unique system.


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Exactly what I wanted!
Wednesday, 2 September 2020  |  Makhaya

The pedal is incredible! It's like Brian May in a box (although it's still preferable with a BMG guitar and a vox amp). It works at all volume levels; to protect myself from being beat up by my family, I keep my amp very low. It clarifies the sound so much, and is just beautiful to listen to.

I prefer the 70's setting the most. In my opinion, it truly sounds like Brian! The 90's also comes really close, so that's really fun to play around with. The 80's has a little too much gain for my liking, but I can fix that by rolling down the level knob.

Also, I think the booster works better with lead playing than rhythym and power chords (I'm not saying it is bad with rhythym playing, it's just even better with lead!).

This is such a wonderful pedal! I can't thank Nigel Knight enough for putting the effort in to make it.

10/10, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is willing to pay the money!


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Nearly perfect
Monday, 31 August 2020  |  Hartmut

Super fast shipment. Perfect package. Only small ajustments of neck and bridge and I had my perfect BMG. Electric and sound beautiful as expected. The 24" neck makes playing really comfortable. Full rating from my side.


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This guitar is one of a kind
Monday, 31 August 2020  |  Blakely

The guitar is so amazing! Thank you, Brian for making such an elegant guitar with some many neat features! I have played it every single day and have never had any complaints. Keep up the great work!


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A fine piece of work
Thursday, 27 August 2020  |  Matthias

The BMG Special is really a fine piece of work. I must admit that I am not a good guitar player yet (I'm 57 and just starting to learn despite my old days), I bought the BMG also as a collectible on one hand, and on the other, as a means to get my wife (she's doing classical acoustic guitar so far only) into the E-guitar thing.

So far, we found only time for few sessions, but we were quite astonished already :
- The finish is great.
- The special arrived almost in tune, despite the climatic catatrophes of the last weeks' heatwave in Europe.
- She keeps her tuning even if playing around a lot with the vibrato, or after days hanging on the wall.
- Despite so far only attaching a very simple "street box" amp without many effects, it is astounding how many variations of sounds you can get by flicking the pickup settings etc.
- Intonation is very clean over the complete fretboard (another sign of a very good basic setup).
- I find that the insulation / grounding etc. is done extremely well, there is absolutely no noise when you leave the amp on and put the thing at the side for a moment.

Thanks for all.


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Great guitar! Great customer service!
Wednesday, 26 August 2020  |  Donatello

Simply wonderful!!!

I'm not a professional but I found the sound of this guitar extraordinary. What a wonderful sensation playing 'Hammer to Fall' or 'One Vision' with the Queen sound. This guitar has a great power. I have a USA Fender Stratocaster but it will remain in the case for a long time, thanks to the BMG Special.

Quick and fast shipment, and a very friendly customer care ready to answer to my questions.

I'm totally satisfied. Money well spent.


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Great polos!
Wednesday, 26 August 2020  |  David

I prefer polo shirts to T-shirts so was delighted to get these beauties! Great quality and design.


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Heavenly t-shirt
Wednesday, 26 August 2020  |  Laureen

This shirt is super soft and true to size. I love the logo on it and I will be sure to wear it often - especially when playing my BMG Special autographed by Brian!!


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Great!
Tuesday, 25 August 2020  |  Michael

Good quality product and great service.


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Loving it
Monday, 24 August 2020  |  Patrick

Even better than I expected - Sounds great through the amp, but I was really surprised by how well it sounded and projected on its own, especially given the small body. Fit and finish very good, neck feels great - What's not to like?


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Great
Sunday, 23 August 2020  |  Per

Great guitar and great service!!!
Thank you


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Great to play
Friday, 21 August 2020  |  Michael

Very good service during very awkward times. The guitar itself great to play and looks good.


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Excellent guitar
Friday, 21 August 2020  |  Lorenzo

Despite not being an exact replica of the original red special, the BMG Special is capable of delivering a tone very close to the original one. Anyway, don’t think at it like a Queen only guitar, it’s more versatile than the most of the other instruments on the market and definitely a must-have in that price range.

The strap and the soft case are a nice add-on, both are top quality. The guitar required a minimal setup, the intonation was perfect, I just fine tuned the action but it was nicely playable out of the box. The manufacturing is quite good, the finish is perfect and the frets are correctly dressed and required zero intervention, a nice surprise: they were polished! I don’t think it's possible to get a better value for the money.

I would have liked to add the Super to my collection, but being not available (please give me a shout if you reissue it) the BMG Special is a cheaper but absolutely valid alternative. I couldn’t be more satisfied by it.

A little suggestion to the team: the addition of one sixpence coin would be a super cheap and nice touch


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Love this guitar
Thursday, 20 August 2020  |  Mark

I truly love this guitar, it plays well and sounds great. The finish looks great.


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I don't really do this, but...
Thursday, 20 August 2020  |  Janne

I have a nice collection of guitars (don't really want to call it a collection, to be honest, since it's my work tools, and I use every single one of them) and, to be honest, the occasions where I've just ordered/bought a guitar without trying it first are VERY rare. However, I'm a huge fan of Queen and Brian May's guitar playing (I've even played some Queen tribute shows in Mexico of all places), and when I saw the ad for the Brian May guitar on FaceBook, I felt I just HAD to have it. The price was very decent and the shipping much lower than I had anticipated. I felt I could actually take a chance on this one. Well, I must say, I'm REALLY happy I did.

Starting with the customer service. The contact was easy and very friendly. The delivery time was surprisingly fast in these Corona times, and the packaging was very sturdy and safe.

When I opened the package, the guitar was packed in a nice BMG soft case, and the guitar strap that was included in the deal was of surprisingly high quality! I will most likely switch out my regular live strap for this one (the added "pick pockets", lol, are very cool), plus Brian May Guitars had also added an extra gift, the special Brian May coin, which I actually missed buying at the latest Queen show! Much appreciated!

So, the guitar. First impression is it was B E A U T I F U L! The finish was spotless, the color was deep and rich, it looked like a guitar 3-4 times as expensive. Playing it, the neck was perfect in my hand (which is sometimes a problem, since I don't like guitar necks that are too flat, or too V-shaped). You could also feel the quality since the fret edges were soft, there was no annoying noise or buzz and everything just felt smooth and nice.

I plugged it in and it sounds awesome! I have a variety of guitars including Les Pauls, Strats, Teles and others in-between, but the BM guitar added some new colors to my sound. There's so many cool variations you can get by selecting different combinations of the pick-ups and selecting in/out of phase. I don't even have a Vox AC30. I'm a Marshall guy. No problem, it sounds GREAT anyway!

So, bottom line, I'm a VERY happy customer now in the possession of a guitar that will stay with me and will be used on various recordings, starting with my upcoming (fourth) Mountain of Power album!

Thank you Brian May Guitars and The House Music Group for outstanding service and a great guitar!

Janne Stark
www.jannestark.com


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Fantastic guitar
Thursday, 20 August 2020  |  Fernando

This beauty flew all the way to Mexico and arrived in perfect condition. Great setup, great sound, great playability. Endless sonic possibilities with all the pickup and phase combinations. Definitely a 5-star instrument, will buy again if lost or stolen.


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Beautiful🤘👑🤘
Thursday, 20 August 2020  |  Sarah

It's so awesome and I absolutely love it!


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Love this guitar!
Thursday, 20 August 2020  |  Steven

I bought this guitar because Brian May is one of the most unique guitarists I have ever heard play and I love Queen. I've known about the Red Special for a long time. Getting a chance to play a guitar that is something like it is awesome. When I was a kid I could not afford the guitar I wanted. I have a Les Paul, a Telecaster, a Strat and a Martin acoustic, but this Red Special copy is the guitar I am playing and enjoying right now. The action is great. It plays beautifully. I am still getting the hang of the pickup switches. But I love this guitar!


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Awesome
Thursday, 20 August 2020  |  Mary

The face mask is awesome and your customer service department is first rate. Five stars all the way!!!


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Amazing Guitar
Thursday, 20 August 2020  |  Jake

Out of the 10 guitars that I own, this one has the best feel and playability! I am on the list for a Super and can't wait until it becomes available. I highly recommend this guitar.


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Amazed
Wednesday, 19 August 2020  |  Tzvetoslav

Hello, all Queen and Brian May fans. A few days ago I received the desired and waiting guitar from me I can say that I was amazed. I can't compare it to another model of Brian or any other brand, that's my first real guitar so to speak. The strap, which is a gift, is also very nice and comfortable. Thanks to Dave Good for wonderful communication. Thank you and the sixpence coin you sent me in compensation for the long wait for the Covid-19. Only bothers me the 5 and 6 strings, but I probably need a slight adjustment. The guitar is extremely light. I will no longer bother you with the purchase. Don't hesitate to get a jewel like that. Greetings from Bulgaria - I hope is the first and only copy here 😁


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Thoroughly recommended
Wednesday, 19 August 2020  |  Peter

Would recommend the company to family and friends, Gill Moorhouse is an excellent ambassador for the company, thoroughly recommended.


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Great Guitar
Wednesday, 19 August 2020  |  Robert

Plays great and sounds great.


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Stylish
Tuesday, 18 August 2020  |  Hayley

My husband looks fab in this shirt and has been complimented by other people too. It is stylish and very good quality. Sadly it hasn't improved his guitar playing skills... but I guess you can't have everything.


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Cool T-shirt
Monday, 17 August 2020  |  José

Nice, cool and wearable. I recommend it!!


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Great guitar, great sound, great performance
Monday, 17 August 2020  |  José

I'm really impressed of its sound, performance and playing comfortability!! It rules!!!! 💪


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Great cable!
Friday, 14 August 2020  |  Mark

The silent plug is excellent and the 3m length suits my set-up perfectly. The red colour makes it stand out and looks great too. BMG delivery prompt as with my other purchases - many thanks.


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Very cute and nice guitar for me
Friday, 14 August 2020  |  Qinke

Fast delivery and of course in nice and proper packaging. Was wondering for a mini guitar for time being, this is definitely great choice))


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Very nice
Friday, 14 August 2020  |  Jens

Looks great - sounds great


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Perfect
Thursday, 13 August 2020  |  Gerhard

Quality is as it should be. The only thing I would criticize is that there are no complete sets (pickguard, half-moon, truss rod) available at the same time - depends on colour maybe, but that would be much easier to order. I also would like to find complete sets of screws (chrome, gold, black) for easier change of my Special's look.


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Love the versatility
Thursday, 13 August 2020  |  Gerhard

I will use that guitar for different styles and sounds, I'm not playing Queen songs that much. I just love the versatility of the sounds, and the look of the guitar. I don't have to look like Brian, so I decided to go with a different style than the red one. And I love that Windermere Blue .

I'm very impressed with the build quality, all the details are flawless - it's a very fine guitar, and value for money is great.


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Superb
Thursday, 13 August 2020  |  David

I ordered a Metal May guitar and have been really impressed with the service from Brian May Guitars. The delivery of the guitar (I live in New Zealand) was quicker than expected and the thorough packaging ensured the guitar arrived in a perfect condition.

I have played on a Burns Brian May guitar for the past 18 years and it has been an excellent guitar. The Metal May is another superb guitar. I prefer the tremolo system on the Metal May and also find it slightly more playable due to its neck. While I wanted another BM guitar, it was an added bonus that it plays slightly differently to my Burns. It also looks fantastic in black and sounds great. The free guitar strap is top quality and gig bag is as well. Thanks again.


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Best thing about 2020
Wednesday, 12 August 2020  |  Gino

I received my signed BMG this morning. Words can not describe how happy and excited I am with this! You can tell it is top quality, beautiful craftsmanship, not to mention it has been signed by the great doctor himself!

I am a huge Brian May fan and I am getting it coated first thing tomorrow morning to help protect the signature (as recommended by BMG). I cannot thank Dr. May and his team enough for making this happen for me!

I also want to mention that the customer service is outstanding! Any email I sent with questions was almost immediately answered within a couple hours. The gentleman I was fortunate enough to work with was named Dave, and I wish every company had a dedicated employee like him.

Bottom line :
I cannot recommend this guitar enough! I know I will be back to buy the Baby Blue edition when it becomes available again!


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Beautiful
Tuesday, 11 August 2020  |  John

Bought this as all of my previous straps had been leather and not animal cruelty-free or environmentally friendly. Although it's overpriced, as compared to buying directly from the supplier because it has Brians name on so basically you're paying the extra for branding, it is without a shadow of a doubt a beautiful strap. Two handy pick/sixpence pockets at the front but one gripe in that when adjusted to the length I required, which is an absolute pleasure to adjust and so easy to do, it only leaves one slot for sixpences and not three. Fantastic strap and I will be buying again for my other guitars.

I would highly recommend this strap as it's very light and sticks to the shoulder like glue and doesn't slide about as my leather ones do and above all, it looks great.


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Big sound in a small body
Monday, 10 August 2020  |  Kathryn

I love this guitar! I bought the BMG Special a month ago and I really like it but the Mini is much easier for me to carry around and it sounds great. I originally bought it for my son to play when he visits, but I think he may have to get his own! Customer service was great on both of my orders and the shipping was faster than I expected as I live in the States.


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Love it !!!
Thursday, 6 August 2020  |  Bo

I’m a big Queen fan and I’ve been since “Killer Queen” was released. I’d played guitar a few years at the time and went from John Fogerty to Brian May. “Brighton Rock” became my guitar school.

This Metal May is simply fantastic. I love the fact that the all black colour turns it into something different than the other BMGs. They’re all beautiful but this version stands out. Ordered in on a Friday and got it next Tuesday !!! Tuned it up and it had a perfectly setup. A big neck and wide fretboard and that might take a little time to get used to for some. For me? No problem cause it’s a lot like one of my Firebird’s (2006).

Anyway ! I’m really really happy with this guitar and I guess there’s room for one more... maybe in gold or blue or red. Thanks BMG and keep up the good work 👍🏻


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Very pleased
Wednesday, 5 August 2020  |  James

Very pleased with the prompt dispatch and delivery. The guitar made it safely to its new home thanks to the excellent packing. Thank you, BMG team! James (USA)


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Highly recommended
Tuesday, 4 August 2020  |  David

Really pleased with the build quality, play-ability and tone from my purchase. Plays straight out of the box, supplied with great care and when stated. Would highly recommend.


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Awesome guitar + awesome service + delivery!
Tuesday, 4 August 2020  |  Tania

Wow! I absolutely love this guitar! I was very fortunate to secure a signed (By Dr. Brian May) BMG Special guitar a couple of months earlier. I loved it so much, but being signed, which I treasure, I don’t want to play this live @ gigs... so, solution... buy another! This time, the BMG LE Metal May.

I’m so happy with this guitar, too. It’s set up well, with a beautiful feel, and looks and sounds awesome! Both times, the guitars arrived from England and on my doorstop in NZ within 10 days (in actual, probably less). Communication was great from the time I placed my order, to dispatch and all delivery steps on the way. And this is through COVID-19 times.

Thank you so much BMG Guitars! You rock! The BMG special Guitar Rocks! Just like Legend Brian May Rocks! 😊 5 Stars PLUS! One extremely happy customer. Thank you.


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Absolutely gorgeous!
Tuesday, 4 August 2020  |  Konstantin

Don't have even words to describe how well made and beutiful this guitar is. The only thing better than the looks of this guitar is the way it sounds! Even with my little modeling amp, the sound is amazing.

Thank you Brian and all BMG workers for this.


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Just perfect
Thursday, 30 July 2020  |  Joan

Quick shipment, perfect gig bag. Just playing like Brian now!


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Awesome sound
Wednesday, 29 July 2020  |  Falk

It's a beautiful guitar with a rich sound, despite the small body. I'm glad I bought it. It handles quite well and is a real lightweight. It is quite head heavy though, you feel that when playing it with a strap. BTW, it doesn't have both strap attachment points, if you want to put a strap on it you have to attach those yourself. I can't say anything about the electrics, I didn't use it with an amp so far.


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Perfect
Wednesday, 29 July 2020  |  Mike

Guitar came in perfect condition.


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Could not be happier with this guitar!
Tuesday, 28 July 2020  |  Freddy

At the risk of sounding like I work for Brian May Guitars, I come here to say how thoroughly impressed I am with both service and the guitar itself. I am in Sydney Australia and was really dying for one of these, however none were to be found here. I won't lie that I had some trepidation ordering an instrument from so far away, especially during COVID times. Some of the reviews here really helped me decide and I'm glad I did. Big shout out to Dave Good, who went above and beyond in answering any questions I had personally and sent any relevant links to assist with shipping costs in Australia. From the day I purchased until the day it arrived safe and sound in Sydney it was a total of 6 days! yep 6 days... I had ordered books here from neighboring Victoria which took longer! I could also track the item every step of the way with DHL. I cannot say enough good things about the entire transaction.

The Guitar itself is AMAZING! so easy to play, sustains like nobody's business and the phase in and out pickup setup is magic! Hours... days of fun working tones out. I have 6 guitars all together, Fender Strat, Epiphone Casino, Martin and Co. etc and this BMG Special is by far my fave now. So incredibly versatile and a ridiculous tone. What more could one want as a guitarist? Needless to say I HIGHLY RECOMMEND grabbing one if you're considering it. Thanks again team at Brian May Guitars!


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Great!
Monday, 27 July 2020  |  Michael

Great strap, great price, and great service.


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So sweet!
Monday, 27 July 2020  |  Shoko

I dared to choose size XL even though I have 153cm height only, because I thought wearing this shirt as dress. My decision was right, so this "dress polo" is so nice and it shows me like a lovely girl. Thank you so much!


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I love this
Tuesday, 21 July 2020  |  Jodi

The perfect height for playing. Love the foot rest bar. Have not used anything since. The only problem with the construction was it would be nice if the assembly directions were a little bit more specific with the type of screw used where. Especially since the foot ring is larger in circumference to the legs. But I love this product


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Another great purchase
Tuesday, 21 July 2020  |  EDU

As usual! Great quality, shape and colour. You can feel it will last forever if washing instructions are followed. Wish they had a version in navy blue, though.


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Stop looking... and purchase one!
Monday, 20 July 2020  |  Timothy

After looking for weeks, I decided to order "Frank". The ordering process was quick and easy-plus the guitar arrived sooner than expected. Decades ago, I purchased one of the last US made Red Specials and enjoyed it-but never really bonded with the guitar. I have also played a few BMG models and liked them, but never compelled enough to purchase. After some time with my BMG Frank-I can honestly say...WOW! The guitar is simply excellent! I had some trouble removing the protective film from the pickups, but aside from that minor inconvenience-could not be happier. The attention to detail, playability and sound are beyond most instruments in this price range. And of course, it simply nails "the sound".


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Love it but super expensive
Monday, 20 July 2020  |  Phyllis

Very secure. Love it, but the price is pretty hard to take.


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Well worth it
Friday, 17 July 2020  |  Mark

Great guitar stool at a great price and in a great colour! Arrived promptly after ordering.

Many thanks to all at BMG. Keep Safe.


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Beautiful guitar
Thursday, 16 July 2020  |  Maritta

A fantastic Guitar. The sound is beautiful and the colour is brilliant. Great service and quick delivery.


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Great service!
Wednesday, 15 July 2020  |  Darren

Amazing Service, placed my order by 7.30 on the Tuesday morning and had received my new guitar by 2.30 the next day! Everything about Brian May Guitars speaks quality, thank you.


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Very useful
Wednesday, 15 July 2020  |  Elizabeth

I bought this strap for my BMG Rhapsody but I think for this guitar it’s too heavy. I also have a BMG Special that I want to use it for but I haven’t yet put it on the guitar because I have straplocks, so that’s a little work that hasn’t been done yet. I saw pickholders on the strap and that I thought is very useful. I think this strap is thought over because Brian is a guitar player himself and he knows how to make it useful.


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Fantastic
Wednesday, 15 July 2020  |  Steve

This Brian May Studio Stool is fantastic... it’s at a fixed height which is spot-on, with a well comfortable, padded cushion on a very sturdy chrome frame. The red BMG logo and Brian’s Signature stands out on this very bright blue backing. Build Quality 100%. It’s a must have product From the BMG. I would recommend!


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Great service and buying experience
Wednesday, 15 July 2020  |  Jane

G'Day, all. Received the Frank model in 8 Days to Brisbane, Australia. What a fantastic Guitar and sounds awesome . Really quick delivery, but customs charges are a joke - three charges in total, so be aware of these.

Great service and buying experience. Thanks.


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It’s pretty!
Wednesday, 15 July 2020  |  Elizabeth

This is a very light guitar. To me it sounds best with a little amplification. It has a built-in tuner and it’s a little smaller than I was expecting but that makes it comfortable to play... I also very much like the design of it, it’s pretty to see!


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The piece of QUEEN Magic is now in my studio
Wednesday, 15 July 2020  |  Dimitar

I am very happy that I made this present for my birthday to myself. I am a piano and keyboard player and of course a big fan of Queen and Dr. Brian May. So thank you for all of you for the best quality and service. Stay safe and be blessed! The Music of QUEEN always gonn'a be in my heart!


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The real deal - from service to product - delivered
Monday, 13 July 2020  |  Anthony

Where to start with this review? I originally bought a 'standard' Red Special for my son's Christmas and was mightily impressed to the point of buying myself one too. I bought the LE Natural one and it's such a versatile guitar.

I love Brian May (who doesn't?) but I play all styles of music and went for this guitar because it really covers all the bases. You won't be disappointed with this instrument. It joins another 14 guitars and since it arrived, they haven't been out of the cases.

A quick word on the service from BMG / House Music. I had emailed asking a question re. the finish on the natural guitar and rather than an email response, received a phone call to explain the answer to me from Barry Moorhouse himself, who promptly asked how my son was getting on with his RS and had we received the pick guard screw I had requested. The service and attention to detail is fabulous and was the deciding factor for me when I bought my own.

Thanks again folks - Great product & experience!


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The best guitar
Friday, 10 July 2020  |  Gary

I Am not a professional guitarist, I refer to myself as a bedroom guitarist, however. Of the seven guitars I have this one is, without a doubt, the best guitar I have ever had or even handled. The help on the BMG web site is great and the service was 1st class. Would highly recommend to anyone.


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A good guitar
Friday, 10 July 2020  |  Jon

I got this yesterday and all I have to say is, it’s a good guitar. The craftsmanship is just amazing, the neck feels so smooth and there isn’t any sharp frets - Simple answer, 5 stars.


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Brilliant guitar
Tuesday, 7 July 2020  |  Richard

Very pleased with the guitar, sound, action, playability all superb! If I had to make one negative comment, it would only be with regard to the colour; don't get me wrong - the finish is great! I chose the Emerald Green version and, although it still looks wonderful, the green is very much darker than it appears on the website photographs... It actually looks black under most light conditions, and I've always avoided black guitars as I don't like the colour personally. I certainly wouldn't call the colour Emerald Green, it is a very, very dark shade of green.


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Love it
Monday, 6 July 2020  |  Philip

This software is very realistic and easy to use, and obviously no need for a very extensive and expensive pieces of kit. Love it.


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Excellent
Monday, 6 July 2020  |  Andrew

Amazingly versatile guitar, excellent built quality.

UK to Australia in a week!

I have many Custom Shops & artist proofs... the BMG Special, I'm not able to put down.


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Nice
Friday, 3 July 2020  |  Claude

A nice bag but little expensive for only one signature added, but it can contain all what needed : 6m cable, strings, spares, tuner, capso, duster, and overall my Brian May guitar.

Thanks to get feedback of yours customers, Claude.


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Fantastic!
Friday, 3 July 2020  |  Scott

It's really very comfy and the artwork looks great in person. Held off for a long while because I'm cheap, but it's a great shirt and well worth it.


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Very impressive guitar, incredible
Friday, 3 July 2020  |  Aaron

Awesome guitar, best I've ever owned, sounds incredible,


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Sounds amazing
Wednesday, 1 July 2020  |  Jodi

Love this... it is very flexible... snaps into my amp... sounds amazing...I will order another one for my second amp.


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Great guitar !
Wednesday, 1 July 2020  |  Michel

First of all, I was astonished how fast the shipping was. I received the guitar just 3 days after order! Faster than mail from France to France!!

I was a little bit scared the first time I plugged it because the sound on the B string was a bit "weird" around the 5th fret. Afraid of a neck problem. Then I loosened the string and realized it had a little "bent" (hope you understand my french guy english), some kind of a "^" on the string, invisible of course while the string was stretched. Then I bought new D'Addario strings, changed the B, and everything went ok!

The guitar has a very nice finish and sounds really great for an affordable price. I'm very happy.

I just have to try to meet Dr Bri now to have it signed...

Thank you very much to all the BMG team !
Michel Duval


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I absolutely love it
Wednesday, 1 July 2020  |  Helgi

Bought myself an Antique Cherry guitar for my 40th birthday last april. Had been in contact with BMG for a while (started late 2019) regarding the possibility of getting a signed one, "no problem" they said, just stay tuned in May. But then Covid-19 happened and Dr. May sadly having his health issues. Because of that I didn't see signings happening any time soon so I decided to just go ahead and get one. NO regrets on that. And just a few short days later it came all the way to Iceland. The funny thing is that just a week after I got the guitar home I saw Brian May signing guitars on Instagram, ha-ha. But NO regrets I absolutely love it, such a great instrument and a beautiful work of art. Full recommendations from me. Will absolutely shop at BMG again. You guys rock.


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I have just started....
Tuesday, 30 June 2020  |  Siny

... and I enjoy it very much. Great instrument, great sound. Only... it will take some time to reach the Master's level. I will keep playing and following your news. Thank you.


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I love it 😻
Tuesday, 30 June 2020  |  Keiko

I really like this T-shirt... it’s good quality I think.


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Silent is nice
Monday, 29 June 2020  |  Mark

The one feature of the BMG cable that I really like is the Neutrik Silent plug. I didn't even know they existed. I think, however, that the BMG tag under the shrink tube is cheap-looking on such a fine cable. But yesterday I thought of a good reason to keep it, if a tiny change is made : If the shrink tube was centered on the distance between the jack and strap button, it could serve as protection for the cable at the point it passes over the button. Then it would be a feature.


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A fine instrument
Monday, 29 June 2020  |  Mark

I'm an older guitarist who started playing three years ago. I was using an Epiphone Les Paul Stardard Plustop Pro V, and thought I had a reasonably good guitar, but when I started playing the Brian May model I realized that it was enormously easier to get good results. My playing quality jumped instantly.

When the guitar arrived it was set up perfectly. The action is low, but there's not a buzz or a choke anywhere. I couldn't be happier.


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Excellent guitar
Sunday, 28 June 2020  |  Mark

100% happy would recommend to anyone great service and prompt delivery thanks.


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Wonderful
Friday, 26 June 2020  |  Jacob

First off, what a beautiful piece of craftsmanship this is!

While a natural finish like this can be considered easier to produce, the final product is just spectacular to look at. As far as the instrument plays, the fretboard and associated action feels very comfortable under the fingers. Though it is a bit wider than I'm personally used to, that will just take a little time to become accustomed. The slightly shorter than typical Gibson and Fender scale length certainly allows for easier bending, I definitely appreciate the locking tuners in conjunction with the tremolo system - pitch doesn't seem to go out very easily, even when you really crank on the bar! The use of a "0 fret" instead of a traditional nut is an interesting design choice as well - this may only be my experience, but when bending the G string, the upper part of the string past the nut vibrates, creating a very high pitch. You don't really hear it when the instrument is plugged in, and it in no way effects the playability. It's just a funny quirk.

Now for the way it sounds, I couldn't say enough good things! I love the simplicity of one volume and one tone knob to control everything. Simplicity in performance settings is really crucial, and despite having three pickups, managing everything with so little makes for a smoother experience (at least for me!). Not to mention, the wide variety of tones you can get by rolling on or off either of the knobs. That, in addition to what this guitar is so famous for - its ability to pair unusual pickups and switch their phasing - make for a truly versatile color palette. When paired with a treble boosting pedal, the instrument shines like no other! It's also pretty lightweight which is nice on the shoulder.

Bravo, BMG. You've really got a wonderful product to showcase!


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Unbelievable service
Friday, 26 June 2020  |  Nev

The guitar is a surprise Xmas present for Queen mad son and hasn't been played yet so all I can comment on is the service. Unbelievable really - The tracking facility online from DHL was amazing. It arrived in a week after order. I'm sure the guitar will be awesome.


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Love my BMG Special
Friday, 26 June 2020  |  Vicky

Quick delivery to Melbourne Australia, perfect condition on arrival. This is my 50th birthday present from my family. Cant wait to use it. Only a month to go. Thank you


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This guitar conjures up the magical sound of Queen
Thursday, 25 June 2020  |  Windischbauer

On June 22nd, 2020 I got this beautiful guitar in Freistadt (Austria). The BMG is brilliantly made and the color antique cherry is just beautiful. The sound of this BMG is brilliant, and I only play on my Katana MKII. As a pick, I ordered a sixpence coin on Ebay to appreciate Brian's guitar art. Thanks, Brian May for the opportunity to receive this BMG. God save the queen - rock on! Best regards, Joe


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One beautiful guitar!!
Monday, 22 June 2020  |  Carlos

My guitar finally arrived on Thursday. I have to say it is one beautiful guitar!! I wanted to take time to thank all of the staff at BMG for the quick shipping and also the packing of the guitar!! The guitar strap is amazing, and also the gig bag!! Cheers to you all!!


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You only need this
Thursday, 18 June 2020  |  Bil

I can only echo what others have said about the confusion in buying this from IK Multimedia. To be absolutely clear: this is All you need. If you don't already own a paid version of Amplitube, you don't need to buy one in order to use this. I got caught out and bought the app first, thinking that these were simply a plugin for it, but full credit to IK Multimedia, they refunded me immediately without a quibble.

As to the sounds - well, you get everything. Lots of song 'presets', but most importantly ALL the gear. If you can navigate around Amplitube's "unusual" interface which does take a bit of figuring out (youtube helped there), you can recreate any sound that Brian does, using any guitar.

Overall, Highly recommended.


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Just magnificent
Wednesday, 17 June 2020  |  Baris

As a huge fan of Dr. Brian May I have to say, this guitar is just brilliant! That was my dream guitar and I finally got that. The guitar has really amazing workmanship, better than I thought. And the employees are very kind. Thank you so much for everything!


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Very nice present for the fun of Dr. Brian !
Tuesday, 16 June 2020  |  Norifumi

My wife is a big fun of Dr. Brian, and I purchased this shirt for her as a gift. It was very nice and she was so glad ! Thank you very much.

She would like to have other product of this cloth pattern (other than sportswear). If you will add the new wear series, I'm sure she will buy them!


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Amazing guitar
Monday, 15 June 2020  |  Lisa

Very happy with our purchase. Our son is playing the guitar non stop. Delivery was very fast. The guitar is fantastic. Thank you so much.


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The best
Thursday, 11 June 2020  |  Stewart

I only started playing 2 years ago and I've had many guitars trying to find the right one. I have three now after buying and selling some - A Strat, a Gibson SG copy, and now the Brian May Special. It is without a doubt the best of them and the one I play most. I seem to be able to get any tone out of it. It’s a beautiful guitar, so well made.

I always dreamed of a guitar that could do everything, I even thought of putting a humbucker onto my strat with 3 single coils but couldn’t find a place for it. I could go on here for ages about everything that’s great about this guitar, but let me just say that everything is great on this guitar. The pickups designed by Brian May are just perfect, you can use the neck on its own and it sounds as good, maybe even better, then a custom shop Strat pickup (I had a set before), but this guitar has so much more tone than that from the other pickups and selections. It can be a chill out clean tone, beautiful guitar tone, or an absolute snarling beast with the best and most distinctive voice ever heard.

I got the natural LE one and I love it. JUST GET IT! You will not regret it


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Brilliant tone and versatility
Wednesday, 10 June 2020  |  Keon

You don't have to be a Queen fan or even a Brian May fan (even though I think that's impossible) to appreciate the fantastic features and quality of tone this guitar has to offer.

I play concerts and different venues with Fenders and Gibsons, but this guitar stands apart from all others. The sound can really break through a loud drum set and vocals to have a voice of its own.

I had this product shipped to me and I believe it was damaged because after a few weeks of playing I had to adjust the bridge and re-fret it a bit in order for the G string to properly bend without issues. Other than that, I had no other complaints.

Not only does this instrument look great, it sounds even better! Thanks, Brian May and his team of technicians to make this guitar available for the common people. Keep on Rockin, Let 'em neighbors c'mon knockin'!


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Can’t believe I’ve got this...
Wednesday, 10 June 2020  |  Ian

After following the music of Queen and Brian May for more than 40 years, receiving the Red Special (a pandemic lockdown treat and early birthday present to myself) was unexpectedly emotional. It’s the most beautiful instrument, through which I’ve started to reacquaint myself with the joy of playing guitar after a long break.

The service from the company has been exceptional, and it's a thrill to unzip the case and take out the guitar each time - it just feels RIGHT. My 27-year-old son can produce much better sounds from it than I can but, for now, I’m just thrilled to own a Brian May guitar - and still can’t quite believe that I do!

Perfect. Thank you.


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Beautiful
Tuesday, 9 June 2020  |  George

My wife and I are huge Brian May, Queen and Adam fans. This was a present for my wife. Cannot believe the quality and price for such a beautiful guitar. Sounds great. Value for money.


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The secret ingredient!!
Wednesday, 3 June 2020  |  Carl

I have been chasing the Brian May sound for years and was umming and ahing over buying this pedal. But I have to say it's the best thing I have done. It's a great pedal and really is the missing piece of the puzzle you need to get the sound you want.


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The best guitar I have played.
Tuesday, 2 June 2020  |  Daniel

The neck on the guitar is super comfortable for me. It sounds amazing and it is so versatile. Extremely good guitar for the money, a five out of five.


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Nice guitar, nice shop
Monday, 1 June 2020  |  Christophe

Only five days to receive this guitar (to France during Covid crisis). Tried on a Vox AC30 (in studio), what a sound. Recommended.


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Well done... a beautiful guitar
Friday, 29 May 2020  |  Wesley

I’ve had an eye on acquiring a Red Special guitar for years and under these unusual global circumstances I could focus on things not otherwise possible.

I am very impressed by the build quality and the feel of this guitar as I’ve adjusted it to my playing style. Also pleasantly surprised to receive in excellent order my RS in just under 5 days (from the UK, customs to Vancouver Canada).

The promptness and professional responses from Dave Good and Gill Moorhouse shows their care towards what they do. Many thanks to Dr. May, BMG and House Music. Thumbs up also to the included custom strap and the flexible fantastic sounds of AmpliTube Brian May.


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Great quality and pain-free shipping
Thursday, 28 May 2020  |  Fredrik

Treble booster sounds absolutely amazing with the Red Special, shipping was on time and it was an allround good shopping-experience.


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Amazing quarantine decision
Wednesday, 27 May 2020  |  Gabriel

Just to share that I just simply acquired a masterpiece (made in Korea, which generated some questions in the 1st place my side), but still a masterpiece. The tones, excellent wood finish, color, texture and sound, simply perfect. Need to state that besides I have finally understood all possibilities of pick ups combinations, I've enjoyed how smooth the transition over the guitar arm is.

Remarking image in web page is less spectacular than having this black and gold babe in front of me; receiving it in perfect conditions just in 15 days coming from the UK, directly to my doorstep (took longer time at Mexico's customs). It was the finest way to consolidate a great customer experience.

Thanks very much for helping me in this great acquisition, that given the hard and frustrating times of Covid19, it's simply a blessing.


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Well maybe it should be Brian May - AmpliTube
Wednesday, 27 May 2020  |  Magne

Fantastic product - Here you will get Dr. May`s "Red Special" sound regardless which guitar you use.


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Rocks harder than anything out there
Wednesday, 27 May 2020  |  Hugh

I'll preface this by saying that the setup out of the box was pretty appalling, the strings were way too high and it wouldn't stay in tune for more than a few minutes. The guitar did come a long ways, so that is somewhat to be expected, and a fresh set of strings and a few hours of tweaking got it playing great.

With that out of the way, this is simply a fantastic instrument. The flawless sunburst finish sits on a gorgeous mahogany top, the workmanship is solid, and most importantly you can get all the great Brian may tones. I play it through a treble booster into a little Vox tube amp. Crank the volume and the gain on the amp, and with the volume up on the guitar you get that great saturated sound à la 'Hammer to Fall', turn it down and you get sparkling cleans such as you hear on 'Under Pressure'. It isn't just a one trick pony either, by fiddling with the switches you can come up with tones reminiscent of Rickenbacker, Fender or Gibson guitars, or completely new and original sounds.

So, be prepared to put some work in to setting it up to play (or to spend the extra money to have a tech set it up), and then be prepared to rip out some queen tunes and to shape your own sound with all the great pickup combinations.


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Amazing Guitar
Wednesday, 27 May 2020  |  Adam

These guitars are the best I've ever played and have the amazing Brian May tone, these are totally worth every penny!


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Best birthday present ever
Wednesday, 27 May 2020  |  Connie

According to my husband this was the "best birthday present ever". He loves it... did I say he loves it!!!!

The guitar arrived within 3 days after I placed the order (we live in the US) in perfect condition.


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Miracle has come
Monday, 25 May 2020  |  Shuichi

For the first time in my life, I saved myself money and bought a guitar! It's really a miracle that it's such a great guitar!

I am practicing hard with the help of an instrument store! The clerk of the musical instrument shop was also happy to hear that the guitar had a great tone when he tried BMG.


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Perfect experience
Saturday, 23 May 2020  |  Vincenzo

great product and perfect purchase. Nice experience with your very professional company.

See you soon


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Amazing
Friday, 22 May 2020  |  Celine

I'll just quote my daughter, to whom it was a present : "It's the best present ever!"


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Absolutely stoked!!
Friday, 22 May 2020  |  Kelsey

I was absolutely stoked when I received my beautiful Brian May BMG special!! Such fast shipping and amazing value. Would have been handy to know about the import tax though.


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Special is not enough to describe this guitar
Thursday, 21 May 2020  |  David

This guitar is absolutely incredible : authentic recreation of the Brian May sound, superb internal hardware, great pickup and phase system, excellent size of neck, and other great useful features like locking tuners. The inclusion of 24 frets as opposed to the usual 22 that most other guitars have adds further versatility and musical range.

The neck and fingerboard are extremely comfortable and accessible, and make it extremely easy for players to fret notes clearly and accurately. This guitar makes you feel like a rock legend and is a wonderful, refreshing alternative to the typical neverending Fender and Gibson catalogues, and is competitively priced (comparable to Fender American Stratocaster or an Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus).

To top it all off, BMG's service was excellent - they shipped it from the UK to Canada within a week of it being ordered (during the COVID-19 pandemic no less), and it arrived with no signs of damage or adverse effects. 10/10 would recommend to any Queen fan or anyone who wants something different from the usual Fender and Gibson guitars! Thank you BMG!


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Sounds great
Wednesday, 20 May 2020  |  Christopher

Very swift delivery and turned up ready to play. Looks well put together sounds great and so far is playing well. Which is more than can be said for me.


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This guitar is amazing
Wednesday, 20 May 2020  |  Valentina

Bought this for my daughter Emily (14) who is a Queen fan. After we went to the concert in Florence of Brian May + Kerry Ellis she fell in love with that guitar. She plays it very easily (she has learned in the middle school). In September she will go to a Music High School to learn it better. Anyway the guitar is spectacular!!!! The sound is fantastic!!!! (we have a Fender amplifier). Our family is satisfied with this purchase! The customer service is impeccable as the shipment. We have made and still do an amazing experience! 🤩❤🔝🎸


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A remarkable guitar !
Wednesday, 20 May 2020  |  Eddy

Hello all,

This instrument came quickly and well adjusted to Belgium, finished with care and excellent price quality.

I have been a Queen fan since childhood, and certainly Brian. Brian's YouTube micro concerts convinced me to order this Red Special. A great initiative in these Corona times...

The unusual shape, color, pickups, binding and sound are unique. And a guitar with a story . It is something different than a Strat or Les Paul.

The included strap is comfortable and long enough. Fine! I am very happy with my purchase! Best regards and until next time, Ed.


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Arrived quickly
Tuesday, 19 May 2020  |  Stephen

Guitar arrived five days after placing order. Well packaged and in good condition on arrival. Getting a great deal of pleasure from playing this guitar. The quality is very good.


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Fantastic!
Tuesday, 19 May 2020  |  David

AmpliTube Brian May is a must-have for BMG RS owners. It has ALL the sounds. I have a Vox VBM1, but this collection gives you absolutely everything.


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Best guitar I've ever played
Tuesday, 19 May 2020  |  Zachary

This guitar just simply sounds amazing and has great acoustics to it, you can hear it reverberating with the amp off, and the tuners are solid and pretty much never go out of tune when playing. Every single note sounds crystal clear and, with the wide variety of possible pickup combinations, I can play any genre and it sounds amazing - I can get any sound out of it that I want, from metal to rock to pop, it can do it flawlessly, as Brian May himself has proven over his amazing career as Queen's guitarist.

The whammy/tremolo, I'm not extremely into guitar tech so I don't know what to call it, but I believe tremolo, it allows for amazing, like, chord vibrato and can add super subtle tonal differences that really show, and it never throws the guitar out of tune, which is a problem I had with other guitars, even locking nut guitars with Floyd Roses, this tremolo system is simply superior.

And for the money, this is a top class guitar - I'm surprised it wasnt a lot more, It's also built amazingly and I have had zero problems with it, it's such a beauty and a god-like guitar, and I don't struggle with like, fret numbers or knowing where each fret is, but the extra dots on the 7th fret and 19th fret are a really nice touch and I imagine would be really helpful for beginners, but this is an expensive beginners guitar, but nonetheless.

This is the best guitar I have ever laid my hands on and the most beautiful by far, and I would recommend this guitar to pretty much anybody in the world. It can do it all, and it does it flawlessly. Extremely happy with my purchase. Thank you Brian May Guitars. I also cried when I opened it and got super emotional because Brian is my absolute favorite guitarist and it's, like, his guitar, so I got so overwhelmingly happy to possess it. And I occasionally get emotional just looking at it hang on my wall. Anyways, anyways, perfect guitar, everything about it. You should get it.


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Efficient shipping, constant updates and beautiful guitar!
Monday, 18 May 2020  |  Dilip

I would recommend this company and the BMG Special guitar 100%. It took just three days to arrive from the UK to Germany and the updates and progress of the shipping was sent via email and text so you know exactly what's happening and when it will be delivered.

The guitar was delivered well packed and I opted for the soft case. This case in itself, despite being included, is VERY well made, comes with extra to clean to add to the guitar and has the logo and signature on the front of the bag. I like that it doesn't open all the way down to the end of the case - this avoids the guitar to fall out and get damaged (only the side opens and you can slot it in). It comes with straps to carry it like a backpack or just the side handle if you prefer. What can I say about the guitar? Well, it's perfect.

The wood is beautiful and the pickups are out of this world - picking up strings individually and totally changing the tone. The guitar is so easy to play and I love the extra frets and the lightness of the strings. For me, it has that distinct "Brian May" sound even if you don't have the proper gear (Vox amp, pedals etc). I also got the free strap and it's incredible - the best I've ever had. The pick holders are super useful and I love the material (vegan leather) - you wouldn't know the difference. It's super comfortable as well. Overall, it's my favourite electric so far and I will treasure it. It's a work of art. Thank you very much!


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Good Guitar!!
Monday, 18 May 2020  |  Masayuki

Very good to play and just good guitar. I'm satisfied this. Thank you!


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Spécial BMG
Monday, 18 May 2020  |  Berton

Le potentiomètre volume qui crache un peu mais sinon une très bonne guitare ! je conseille


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Great Strap
Friday, 15 May 2020  |  Axel

Soft smooth and fit perfect


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Great pedal
Friday, 15 May 2020  |  Scott

This is my first treble booster, Wow! Incredible tones for sure. If you're going to play any Queen tunes, this is a must.


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I couldn't be happier
Friday, 15 May 2020  |  Scott

I couldn't be happier, the guitar is everything I expected and more. I was a bit concerned with a guitar coming all the way from London to the US but it made it safely. It has become my favorite guitar and I will enjoy playing it forever.

Thanks Brian for making it possible to own a piece of rock history so we can make our own. Oh, and other than a quick tune this guitar was set up perfectly. The action was also perfect! Bravo! Gentleman!


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Even better than I dared dream!
Friday, 15 May 2020  |  David

This guitar is the best guitar I have ever played. Not only is it a brilliant replica of my hero's guitar, it is a magnificent guitar in its own right. The finish is spectacular, the action is light and low, it holds tuning, the tremolo is perfect... and the sound! Brian is in there... I love it.

Also only took 8 days to get from London to my house in Australia. Only thing I'm annoyed about is that I waited until I was 47 to buy one


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Fantastic
Thursday, 14 May 2020  |  Stephen

Fantastic item I shall be back... STAY SAFE!


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Sounds like it looks - excellent
Wednesday, 13 May 2020  |  Patrick

I've paired it with a Yamaha THR5A for home use and I am completely blown away! Plays nice and easy and sounds great. 10/10 - would buy again.


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Superb guitar - so little and yet so big
Wednesday, 13 May 2020  |  Jose

What a fantastic guitar... a body so small and yet such a great sound without being connected.
When I connected the guitar the balance between the 2 mics is fantastic, and you can change that... WOW.

Great sound, great playability even with 012 strings, and so so light... 5 stars!!!


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Beautiful strap
Thursday, 7 May 2020  |  Christina

This was a present for my husband to go with his Red Special, and it complements it beautifully. We love how the strap is fully vegan leather and the quality is amazing, well worth the money and the service was spot on. Arrived quickly and well packaged, thank you!


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Flawless Antique Cherry
Thursday, 7 May 2020  |  James

Reaching out to express my gratitude. I just recently received my guitar, and I cannot begin to say how excited I was to hear it was being delivered especially during a worldwide crisis. I was blown away.

This package made it from London to Cleveland in 3 days without one scratch on the outside box. Amazing. But WOW once I opened... I was so surprised by the quality and workmanship put into this instrument. Truly outstanding. As a longtime fan of Queen Music and the unique sound of Brian's Red Special, this guitar will forever be part of me, my home and family. Special thanks go out to those involved in making this all happen - Barry Moorhouse & Gill Moorhouse in Sales; David Good the communicator on the Social Media Team and, of course, Brian May.

Flawless transaction with so much happening right now. In conclusion. if anyone is a big fan like me and interested in a guitar, these are the guys to go to. Don't settle for anything less. The kindness from this BMG Team goes along way.

With Sincere Appreciation, Jim D Macedonia Ohio USA
Best Wishes, guys. Keep healthy!


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Wow!
Monday, 4 May 2020  |  Daniel

I was lucky enough to get a Brian May signed one from the KJA 2020 tour promotion. This is a very very very good guitar. The playability is amazingly smooth and the various pickup/phase combinations make for many tone combinations. The Grover locking machine heads are really great, the finish is beautiful, and the guitar certainly has a top end feel to it.

Since this one is signed I don't want to play it much though, to preserve the beautiful signature. But I will probably get me another one soon!


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Love the versatility
Monday, 4 May 2020  |  David

Received the guitar recently. It beats my expectations with great playability. Love the versatility with the pickup switching. Really nice hard case with the guitar, although the soft case was really usable.


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A-May-zing quality
Friday, 1 May 2020  |  Maria

Amazing fabric quality and a very unique pattern. Fabric is so soft it feels like silk to the touch. Definitely a must-have in your closet!


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Stunning guitar
Wednesday, 29 April 2020  |  Craig

I'd read a few reviews of the BMG Special online, watched the obligatory YouTube demonstrations, and decided that, being a fan of Queen and Brian May for 40 years, it was time to try the guitar, so ordered online.

First surprise was how quickly it arrived, but the second was how well it played straight out of the box, quick tune up was all it needed.

I play in a covers band and we do a few Queen songs, so I tried these first and I was not disappointed. The sound and tone from this guitar is so close to the original it is absolutely amazing. I normally play a Les Paul and all of mine have the slim '60s neck so the BMG Special neck feels "normal", making it as easy to play as the guitars I am used to, but it's the sounds that it can create that really make probably the most versatile guitar I have ever owned (even better than the old 70's Shergold Masquerader that I should never have sold!). It might even get a play in my Lizzy tribute as well........
As guitars go, this is a relatively inexpensive guitar even including the hard case. The finish is excellent, the frets are perfect and the tremolo and locking tuners work really well. I am very impressed and extremely pleased with the purchase.


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Perfect! Better than Fender!
Tuesday, 28 April 2020  |  Driss

I tried many guitars in my life, many brands and many models.

Recently I tried a Fender Stratocaster Ed O'Brien and a Telecaster Hybrid Japan, because I love fat necks (U shapes and V shapes) the guitars were more expensive and the quality was lower than BMG,

I bought a 3 Tone Sunburst BMG Special Limited Edition and WOW, just WOW, let me tell you :

Stays in tune perfectly, like for real.
The guitar fine tuning (Wilkinson) octaves is perfect even in high notes (whole neck scale is in tune).
Every chords sounds great thanks to the fret zero (ultra rare nowadays).
The tuning mechanism is one of the best available on the market and ultra smooth
ebony touch.
The pickups are just crazy, never seen this much output level from single coils
(If you play guitar on external USB interface, you will be amazed. Usually, on electric guitars, you need to boost the IN signal a lot and normalize it to obtain decent dB level, and a nice waveform but not with this guitar, the output is HIGH, and its the first time I see this).
The Wilkinson is very nice.
Volume and tone knob are metal (aluminium), my model is a 2019.
The phase switch system is wonderful, personaly I use only the bridge pickup out of phase.

I also want to say to people : this guitar can play a ton of different sounds, versatile and interesting sounds.

I'm very happy and this guitar is worth every dollar/euro/pound.

THANKS EVERYBODY, THANKS BRIAN AND THE TEAM, YOU ARE AMAZING.


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Love it!
Monday, 27 April 2020  |  Vladimir

Been a fan Queen and Brian May forever and wanted a Red Special for a long time. Watching Brian on his Instgram mini-concertos inspired me to play again. So glad to have finally pulled the trigger!

The quality of the guitar is great, it's a gorgeous instrument and the sound is awesome. Brian's switch system is different than a Fender of a Les Paul but there are great resources including here on the website that show examples of switch settings. The easiest way is just to play with them and figure out what sound you like.

Another thing that I love is the guitar is great at all styles (not just Queen style) so you can rock out to Queen or AC/DC or Metallica or whatever. Possibilities are endless!


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Excellent service
Sunday, 26 April 2020  |  Park

The counselor was very kind. And he takes care of things quickly. I used Translator because I can't English well so I was wrong in grammar, but the counselor understood them all.

I bought - all I have left is waiting for my signed BMG • KJA 2020.

Thank you, counselors.


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The Special is awesome!
Friday, 24 April 2020  |  Peter

I simply love the tone and the unparalleled playability of this super fine guitar. It is absolutely top value for money. It is completely different from my Strat, Tele, LP, PRS etc. My other guitars have hardly been touched since I receive my Special.

The service and communication from BMG Guitars is very quick and super friendly. (Thanks to Gill Moorhouse!

The only very minor issue could a slicht string buzz on the low E and A strings when fretted from abt. the 12th to the 15th fret. I increased the action a bit, but the higher action does diminish the ' feel' a bit. Maybe BMG cab help met out a little on that. Thanks


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Totally worth the cost
Tuesday, 21 April 2020  |  Richard

This is a very high quality guitar (as I would expect, with Brian May using one while he is quarantined at home). My daughter has been saving up for one since she started working, and was within a hundred dollars of having enough when we decided to purchase it for her as a reward for working so hard on school, at her job, and on learning to play (4 different ukuleles, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar - all since June of last year). The look on her face when it was delivered was worth every penny.


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Well worth the wait
Monday, 20 April 2020  |  Mark

I just wanted to thank you very much for sending the Rhapsody acoustic. It arrived safely today and looks & sounds great. I have been keenly waiting for it to become available again - it was well worth the wait.

Thank you again and I wish you all the very best during these uncertain times.

Best Regards
Mark Rogers


Rating:  
Killer
Monday, 20 April 2020  |  Martin

Sounds killer!


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A fantastic instrument
Friday, 17 April 2020  |  Kelly

This guitar is truly one of the best sounding, most unique, and versatile guitars ever made. I own many classic vintage guitars – they all have their personality, however the Brian May Special is truly special. It's a fantastic instrument, like no other in character and play-ability. For rock music, I think it stands out as the best rock voice of all guitars. The guitar was well set up when I received it. Shipping was fast and the staff I talked with were great!

Oh yes, and thank you, Brian for bringing this wonderful instrument, affordably, to the public!!!


Rating:  
Amazing!
Monday, 13 April 2020  |  Vladimir

Loving it! the guitar is amazing!


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A dream to play
Monday, 13 April 2020  |  James

This is a beautiful work of art that is so much fun to play. I enjoy it every day!


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Great guitar!!!
Friday, 10 April 2020  |  Bogdan

What a beautiful sound! Exceeded all expectations! Thanks Brian May Guitars for it!


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5 Stars!
Thursday, 9 April 2020  |  Matthew

Love it.


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Excellent product, speedy delivery
Thursday, 9 April 2020  |  Vanessa

I bought this guitar for my 16 year old son who absolutely loves it. I ordered it from Australia and was surprised how fast the delivery was. However, be aware of the extra customs and duty charges when purchasing in Australia, which I didn't realise was going to be so high.

Very good quality product.


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Gorgeous
Monday, 6 April 2020  |  Lorraine

Quality of the material seems excellent. I have not worn in yet as I have not washed it yet. Hopefully it does not shrink like the guitar shirt.


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Amazing!
Thursday, 2 April 2020  |  Jacques

You must have it with your BMG Special favorite guitar - made by a professionnal for everyone!


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Real effect
Thursday, 2 April 2020  |  Jacques

An amazing effect !


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At the top of guitar
Thursday, 2 April 2020  |  Jacques

THE REAL BM - every guitar player must have this diamond! Buy it! Very technical sound level but amazing !


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A strap for all!!
Sunday, 29 March 2020  |  Gary

The BMG Custom Guitar Strap is an absolutely wonderful guitar strap. It's really comfortable and easy to adjust, the pick holders are very clever as well!


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My dream guitar
Sunday, 29 March 2020  |  Gary

I received this guitar as a Christmas gift and ever since I'm still head over heels with the BMG. It's an absolutely beautiful guitar and it's definitely a must-need for Queen fans who play guitar!


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Beautiful
Wednesday, 25 March 2020  |  June

I ordered this shirt for my son. He plays guitar and I thought he would love it. Wear it on his gigs. I live in the USA and I received the shirt overnight.I was totally impressed with the quality of material and workmanship. Thanks so much Dr. May for designing such a lovely shirt. Would recommend this item to anyone.


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Good product
Saturday, 21 March 2020  |  Shizuko

It is a good product with very careful sewing, but I think it is easier to wear if the length is a little shorter.


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Awesome guitar!
Friday, 20 March 2020  |  Diego

I always wanted a Red Special replica since when I was a kid... and that's it! Paired with a Vox tube amp and a treble booster, the result is just astonishing for its price! Hardware quality is very well done, sound quality is perfect, not very far from its more expensive "sister". The only flaw I can report is that the volume/tone knobs are slightly bent, so when I turn them they oscillate a little bit. Potentiometers though are working perfectly. Rock On!


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Perfect quality
Friday, 20 March 2020  |  Andre

A beautiful shirt in perfect quality!!!


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Wearing it proudly!
Thursday, 19 March 2020  |  Lynnette

Nice sports bra, lots of stretch and the guitar pattern inspires me! I got a size large, I am 5’ 8” and 140 lbs - the bra is a teensy bit gapped under my arms, going back I would probably order a medium. The large is still good on me though, and I will wear it proudly!


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Great product and super-fast shipping
Wednesday, 18 March 2020  |  Carl

I love this waistcoat! It is comfy and really does have enough pockets to hold everything. I took it on a recent trip and it was nice to have my hands free and just relax with everything secure in the coat. I couldn't believe how quickly it got here. Ordered on Monday and it made it to the USA by Friday!


Rating:  
Thanks a lot
Tuesday, 17 March 2020  |  Hiroyuki

Thank you for delivering to Japan quickly, and affordable. I have a Japanese Greco copy model for 30y ears. It's many parts gets damaged,so doesn't sound decent. The new BMG has a much better tremolo unit than Greco's. I will enjoy playing Brian's licks and sound for the first time in ages.


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Everything is good
Tuesday, 17 March 2020  |  Giovanni

I tested the guitar, valid. Next purchase the most expensive... anyway, everything is good.


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Thank you!
Tuesday, 17 March 2020  |  Kimiko

When I recieved it and put it on immediately, it was just the right size, though it was a little long. I'm very happy. Thank You!


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Great customer service
Friday, 13 March 2020  |  Christopher

Excellent case, just the job. Great customer service.


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The BEST you can use!!!
Wednesday, 11 March 2020  |  Ricky

I went to the NAMM Show in California in 2019 hoping for a new endorsement from a certain string maker. I happened upon Optima Strings and Eduardo Del Signore. The guys from Optima have come up with a set of strings that are untouched in comparison. The quality and durability is far superior to ANY strings I have ever tried and I have tried them all. They feel springy and comfortable. My hands never get tired when I am playing any guitar strung up with the 24K Gold Brian May Strings. I would recommend them to any player who wants more from their strings. NOTHING on the market compares to these strings. NOTHING!!! Ricky Parish • Deuces Wildd 2020


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Very pleased!
Tuesday, 10 March 2020  |  Luis

Pros - good quality, the Tri-sonic pickup sounds amazing, responds well to pedals, smooth neck and very playable. I play a lot of country rock and this thing would work well for a small gig. I play a lot of slide too and have 11’s on it now. Well worth the price.

Cons - wouldn’t stay in tune when I received it. Took it to Guitar Center for a set-up and it plays like a dream now. Balance is poor too. Body is too light and it leans forward. You have to locate the strap as if you were playing a ukulele, to balance out.

Overall it’s a really good guitar and I’m really pleased with the purchase! Highly recommend!!!


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Awesome item
Wednesday, 4 March 2020  |  Wendy

Very well made and does hold everything.


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Good looking, useful, comfortable
Tuesday, 3 March 2020  |  Noriko

I'm a woman who is 160cm (5'4") height, bought a small size one. It's totally fit, the shoulder length is long a bit to me.

This is the very well-made product. the stitch is beautiful. the clear outline covers my trunk shape. These are the useful functions of different size pockets, open-front style, mandarin collar. I always wear this black side out, lay the collar down to show inside beautiful original print of BMG. My small size one weighs only 430g. It's comfortable. I think our pal's dog and cat hair love to stick on black side.

This waistcoat has more value than its price.

Very thank you for jolly shopping.


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I'm happy
Monday, 2 March 2020  |  Shoko

I'm happy to be matching clothes with Brian!!! This waistcoat is so cute! If I must say, it's a little long for my height (153cm) 😅


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Great shirt !
Friday, 28 February 2020  |  Gunhild

I‘m very happy with my purchase : cool design and very good quality. The shipping to Germany was very fast and the customer service is very friendly and helpful.Just perfect and highly recommended. 🎶🎸
Thank you and best wishes. 😊


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Wearing guitars
Wednesday, 26 February 2020  |  Jeffrey

I'm a huge Queen fan & so I'm very proud to be wearing a shirt designed by the best guitar player in Rock and Roll history. It looks great & fits perfectly!


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Lives up to the hype
Wednesday, 26 February 2020  |  Arthur

I searched far and wide for a proper treble booster and have tried others. When it comes to the VOX AC30C2, the booster from Knight Audio Technologies lives up to all the hype and sounds fantastic... simply brilliant!


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Overall I love it...
Wednesday, 26 February 2020  |  Brian

The concept and styling are great. The quality and fit, however, could use some tweaking. I'm 5' 10", 190 pounds and wear a size 42 jacket. So I ordered the waistcoat in X large. It fit fine everywhere except the arm holes which were (really) too small and had to be altered before I could wear it. Also, the pockets use a snap button system and the first time I tried to close and open one, it broke. Those snap buttons are notorious for not lasting. I think a conventional slit and button system (like on a shirt) would last and be easy to use. There is no tag on the waistcoat to indicate what material its made of, but I assume cotton. That's important for dry cleaning information and for ironing (it wrinkles very easy so ironing might be advisable it you want to look your best!). Again, overall I love the waistcoat but would happily have paid as much as 1.5 times the price for slightly better quality. I'm up for more BMG clothing items - ball cap and a shorter vest would on my short list.


Rating:  
Eye catching, great quality
Tuesday, 25 February 2020  |  Stephen

Delighted with my Brian May shirt, wore it to a Queen tribute night and got loads of comments and people asking where I got it.


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Love the style, but snug in the arms
Monday, 24 February 2020  |  Jerald

I really like the style and versatility. I am a pretty average-sized guy, but I always buy XXL because I like somewhat longer tops. Unfortunately, even the XXL size had arm cuts that were extremely tight and uncomfortable, even wearing only a light dress shirt. I’m not sure I will be able to wear it unless I have it tailored.


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Beautiful
Friday, 21 February 2020  |  Vincenzo

Beautiful case for my Red, and well finished.


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Awesome!!
Wednesday, 19 February 2020  |  T

Awesome!! Thank you!


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So cute!
Tuesday, 18 February 2020  |  Shoko

Size XS I selected, completely fit me. Before arriving, I was worried XS is too big for me because I'm so little (my height 153cm) but that was my imaginary fears. It's perfect!!!
Now, I hope the same size, XS of leggings will be sold again!!!


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 )


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Top quality
Thursday, 13 February 2020  |  Elisabeth

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


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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!


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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!


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Excellent post-sale service
Thursday, 6 February 2020  |  Didier

My order was accidentally abandoned (too many orders during the Xmas period I guess), I gave a phone call and the part was shipped the very same day. Excellent reactivity!


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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.


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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.


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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, så häftig bild. Kan verkligen rekommendera denna till alla Som älskar Queen)


Rating:  
I got my old lady!
Friday, 31 January 2020  |  Jun

I got a BMG in my dream. It was more beautiful than I thought and smelled great . I think the combination with VOX was amazing, and the "Screaming Tone" was almost perfect. Unfortunately, there is too much noise in the out-of-phase tone using neck pick-up and middle pick-up. I think I need to work on the ground separately. Now I'll try to set up a Treble Booster.

I thank Dr. Brian May for creating a great guitar and inspiring me to use it.


Rating:  
Most comfortable bra I’ve ever worn!
Tuesday, 28 January 2020  |  Lila

I cannot give this sports bra enough praise!

It’s so hard for me to find a well fitting, supportive bra that I really like, but I absolutely love this one! It’s got a nice stretchy material so it’s not too restricting, but it’s also really supportive. It’s really good for running, and the elastic on the bottom holds it in place while also staying impossibly comfortable

It’s also super stylish!

I love the BMG design! Very creative!

10/10 recommend!


Rating:  
As good as a solid body electric gets
Tuesday, 28 January 2020  |  John

The Special is the nicest guitar I have played, full stop. Without plugging it in, the neck, the fretboard and action are superb. Amplified, a really wide range of tones is available. I can't recommend these guitars highly enough.

This is not the only Special I own. I bought a new, old-stock Burns Red Special a few years ago and since then have rarely picked up another guitar. I don't have time for the narrow neck, nasty frets and high tension of my Stat any more. I love the ability of a single coil pickup to cut through in a band and for decades, the Strat was my main guitar. But once you get used to playing on a wider neck with smoother frets, it's hard to go back. The Strat is really a guitar designed for cheap mass production and though it sounds great, the Special is a far more modern approach to a guitar - which is odd since the Red Special appeared a long time ago.

Since getting a Red Special, my style of playing has changed a lot. I play far higher up the neck and bend a lot more - the 600mm scale length makes big bends easy and painless. The action and neck are as fast as a Maton and they're hard to beat but perhaps a little too thin...

Well, I worried a lot about my Burns getting knocked off or broken and at some stage put my name down for a Super. Now here's the difficult bit - I slightly prefer the Special. This isn't so much because of the daunting size of the neck on the Super, you get used to that fairly soon and it appears to make things like hammering on a little more accurate. It's mostly to do with the tremolo. The one fitted to Burns and the BMG Specials can be used with the palm of your hand to give a really nice vibrato. Because the Super has a different style and position of tremolo, this can't be done.

By mistake, I played a current spec BMG Special in a shop and found it had all the good features of the Burns version, and a bit more all around. The neck and string alignment is a bit better and strings don't fall off the side or get caught under a fret end and the Wilkinson tremolo works the same way. The other thing is that the Super is a bit too nice to play all the time (sorry, it's my problem!) so I decided to get the BMG Special, and it had to be the LE so I didn't get them mixed up, even though that ran the risk that "the authorities" might say that one had to go!

What puzzles me a bit is how the great man himself (with a little help from his dad) came up with a guitar so good all those years ago, and no manufacturer from the other side of the pond thought to copy it. I see people playing Les Pauls and Stratocasters (mine's actually a "The Strat") and wonder if they have tried a Special. Why would you play anything else? (Unless it's that nice, very special, green Guyton semi-accoustic).


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!


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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!


Rating:  
Very happy
Thursday, 16 January 2020  |  David

6 days to arrive from London to South Australia - Outstanding! Upon opening the box I was astounded with the build quality and finish, playability is a bit off at the moment, hard to keep in tune, possibly because the guitar is still quite young. but overall very happy, thanks Brian for sharing your special guitar with us.


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BMG Rocks!
Wednesday, 15 January 2020  |  Sam

Just purchased my SECOND BMG Guitar. Love it! Plays and sounds like a dream and you can feel the quality of build. It really is a fine instrument that turns heads and gets comments every time I play it.

I’m super proud of it. Thanks BMG! 😁🤘🏻


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Fully meets my expectations
Wednesday, 15 January 2020  |  Giampiero

The guitar I purchased fully meets my expectations and I am satisfied with it. The only small flaw in my opinion is the connection of the cable which easily tends to disconnect.


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Classically fantastic!
Tuesday, 14 January 2020  |  Stephen

So glad I finally was able to acquire one of these. Truly captures that beautiful Brian May tone with my Guild "Green Special" and brings my other guitars to life.

Great job on a great piece of gear. You "nailed" it, Nigel! Customer service is top notch! Thanks again, Barry!!


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Awesome sound
Tuesday, 14 January 2020  |  Jason

Once I plugged the Treble Booster CLassic into my overdriven amp it sounded incredible. The tones are fantastic that come out of it, especially when you turn the volume up on the guitar - and with the switching system on my BMG Special LE, the different wide-ranging tones make it a enjoyable experience.

I would highly recommend this product.


Rating:  
Highly recommend
Friday, 10 January 2020  |  Kenneth

Bought it for my granddaughter so here’s her review :

“It’s brilliant! I do already have a tenor, however I like the deeper tone of this Uke due to the larger body. I would have given it five stars, however the G and A string were a bit damaged (I assume which happened during transport since I’m all the way in Canada) which is not a huge deal since I was planning on changing the strings anyways. Other than that, it is my go-to ukulele now, and every one of my musician friends who see it are instantly impressed with its unique look (especially once I mention that it’s modelled after the Red Special).” - Kahshennoktha Deer


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Guitar Strap
Friday, 10 January 2020  |  Anthony

Strap was purchased for my daughter as a Xmas present. Loves it.


Rating:  
Love it!
Thursday, 9 January 2020  |  Simona

High quality - feels great! I'm definitely going to wear it a lot.


Rating:  
Fantastic
Thursday, 9 January 2020  |  Simona

Great service from BMG. Guitar is well-made, neck feels awesome, and it sounds just amazing.

Arrived unharmed in a very nice package.

I'm so happy that I'm finally able to have this beauty at home! Thanks!


Rating:  
Great present!
Tuesday, 7 January 2020  |  Sophia

Bought this as a gift and the recipient was very pleased indeed!

I'm glad I read the reviews of others which advised the sizing is a little snug, and to buy one size larger than required; as this resulted in a good fit. Awarded four stars only because I discovered a stray thread hanging from the hem on the first wear, but overall good quality.


Rating:  
The Perfect Treble Booster!
Tuesday, 7 January 2020  |  Darnell

I just received the Brian May Guitars Treble Booster... I love it. It's paired with a VOX AC30HW and a BMG Special (still patiently on the waiting list for a Super!). Crank everything up to MAX, use a sixpence as a pick... and off you go! I'm all about the 70's setting... it's perfect. Thank you BMG!!!


Rating:  
Happy Boy
Monday, 6 January 2020  |  Kirk

Received the order today Jan 6th - ordered Dec 2, UK-Canada. Shirt is perfect, my son was very happy.


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I absolutely love this guitar!
Monday, 6 January 2020  |  George

I don't know how to review this guitar without sounding like an endorsee.

The guitar arrived very well packaged and played well straight out of the box. I did read that purchasers had to do a lot of setup work upon arrival but it was not the case for me and I live in Australia.

The guitar sounds great, the tone versatility is quite something. Although I enjoy Brian May's playing, I didn't want his sound - Ironic I know. My intention was to have a versatile guitar as I do enjoy a lot of sound experimentation and it delivers.

I use an Axe Fx through a standard monitor as an amp, which gives me tons of versatility and the guitar responds well. I wouldn't say metal is its thing, but you have room for loads of creativity if you have the right gear.

Some have mentioned that it's hard to get a good clean tone, again I had no issue. It could be another gear-related issue, not a guitar problem.

In terms of it being a quality instrument, it is very well made, no doubt about it. I was hesitant at first in purchasing because I was put off by the marketing and replica advertising, it just sounded too gimmicky, but this is not the case. This is a great guitar, and a very well made guitar at that. Just like your Gibsons, Fenders and other labels I can throw at you. It sounds nothing like these guitars but that's not why you hear!

I absolutely love this guitar!


Rating:  
Very happy
Friday, 3 January 2020  |  Christine

We absolutely love this shirt. It made well and great material. Very happy with it.


Rating:  
Excellent for every guitarist
Thursday, 2 January 2020  |  Jo

Brilliant - my grandson Freddie has not stoped playing it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Rating:  
AWESOME! (natch)
Wednesday, 1 January 2020  |  Rhona

Was a gift to hubby so he gets to review :

“Obviously the coolest guitar EVER and does not disappoint. Looks the part and sounds the part but with the extra Reverse polarity option on the pickups. Has inspired me to learn properly and get rid of bad habits which is one of the reasons I wanted this experience.

I’m getting a bit of what seems to be stickyness on the neck but I think that might be my playing and will prob be resolved with some guitar-neck-oil magic glitter stuff.

Anyway, so looking forward to the free Queen concert with every Special... kidding! That would give a rating of a billion Rhapsodies!!”


Rating:  
Great sound in a little itty bitty body
Wednesday, 1 January 2020  |  Jaime

I bought the Mini May for my husband to use as a travel guitar, but it has been so fun to play that he often plays it while hanging out on the sofa at home.

The sound is terrific and the size makes it easy to go anywhere. We love it.

Highly recommend!


Rating:  
Great quality
Friday, 27 December 2019  |  Jane

The strap is of great quality and it is beautiful. I have concluded that everything directly associated with Queen - whether from Brian's guitar and accessories, or his books, Roger's fashion and accessories, the books, accessories, CDs and albums from the Queen Online Store, and, of course, their music - that I have ever purchased from Queen-related sources has consistently been of great quality. I love them and they are worth the wait.


Rating:  
Beyond fantastic
Thursday, 26 December 2019  |  Rodney

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you re my purchase experience with Brian May Guitars. I purchased the BMG Special for my niece, who is a huge Queen fan, as a Christmas present so I had to wait until Christmas day.

She was so excited and was very much taken by surprise. We've never seen her that excited to the point where she was speechless. Wait, I take that back, she was like this when Brian May reposted her picture on his Instagram when Queen came to Pittsburgh.

Now to business : My experience with Brian May Guitars was beyond great. Your customer service and response time to my questions was beyond fantastic and to that end I want to thank Dave and the other members of your team that I had the great opportunity to interact with during this process.

Thank you guys again for making this the most pleasant purchase that I've ever had. We're totally satisfied and my niece is definitely on cloud nine and has not let the BMG Special out of her sight. We think she even slept with it.

I can't say it enough, you guys are GREAT!!


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Perfect Service!
Thursday, 26 December 2019  |  Christian

Thank God it's Frank-Mas! Here’s Franky - I got the best Christmas present ever.

Wow! What can I say? I speechless - I´m over the moon with my signed Frank guitar. A true treasure and the highlight of my huge Queen and News Of The World collection.

A big thanks again to the entire BMG team and of course to the one and only Dr. Brian May!


Rating:  
Very cool
Monday, 23 December 2019  |  Peter

Great product all round. Quality workmanship and a very cool design. My son looks very cool wearing the shirt while playing his red Special.


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A GREAT guitar
Saturday, 21 December 2019  |  Guy

WOW !!! This is what came to my mind, when i got the message that my package had arrived after only 5 days. The guitar came in perfect shape, and tuned!

After carefully opening the package i could think of nothing else but - WOW.
A GREAT Guitar

Thanks !


Rating:  
Amazing
Friday, 20 December 2019  |  Callum

I’ve wanted to buy this guitar for some time now, however the high price tag didn’t encourage me to purchase. I am a huge Brian May fan and love the unique sounds that no other guitar can replicate. After some thought, I decided to purchase this guitar as a present for myself. I am so happy with the build quality, finish, sound, etc. - I can list so many positive things about this guitar.

I encourage anyone who is a Brian may fan to buy this guitar as you won’t be disappointed.


Rating:  
Beautiful material & well made
Monday, 16 December 2019  |  Vicky

Love love love my purchase. Beautiful material and well made


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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


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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, didn’t even need a setup.

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


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My granddaughter is the biggest Queen & Brian May fan!
Wednesday, 4 December 2019  |  Paul

My 12-year-old granddaughter Freya is an aspiring rock guitarist and loves Brian May and Queen's music. She bought herself a Brian May Guitar with money her Nan left her when she passed away in the summer and hasn't put it down since.

I have bought her the strap for a Christmas present and I know she will love it. It's excellent quality and the perfect match for the guitar.

She would love to meet and play with Brian.

Watch Freya's video clips on her YouTube channel

Thank you for your music, Brian.

Kind regards, Paul


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

If you’re 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 Brian’s playing, it’s not why I bought it. I was looking for a guitar with wide tonal possibilities, and this has them.

You probably know the specifics – 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 don’t 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. It’s like someone forgot to tell them they’re single coils, and they’re 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 (I’m not a super fast player though).

Regarding the BMG’s 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 haven’t found excellent is intonation across the neck. I’ve had some well intonated guitars and I think this one is good rather than great. However, I do mean good, and don’t have enough of an issue with it to mark my rating down (or maybe I’m 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. I’m not sure about jazz or country, but I don’t 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 – it’s nothing like a Strat, or Les Paul, or SG, or Tele (giving my generation away here). It’s very much BMG-ish. And I think that’s great. I love it and look forward to exploring it as I get to know this guitar more.


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Fantastic
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.


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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!


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Fab design
Monday, 25 November 2019  |  Mark

Top Shirt with a fab design.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Dream guitar
Thursday, 21 November 2019  |  Marcos

August of 2018, I was beginning to learn guitar and I was a bit awful but after watching the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody", Brian May playing his Red Special, and all his iconic riffs were just inspiring and since then, I practiced every day Queen songs back-to-back. I asked my mom and dad if they could save up enough money to buy this beauty... 6 days later it arrives. The first thing I thought was, "Wow the delivery was as fast of the speed of light". I live in California and The DHL delivery tracking service was super helpful.

When I FINALLY took it out of the box, I was just in shock in all emotional levels. The guitar is super light and the neck is really thin. The 20+ tonal possibilities are just amazing! My favorites are blues, rockabilliy, and Queen settings. The tuning heads keep the strings locked in place even after heavy tremlo use and the ebony fret board is extremely comfortable and wood is smooth as water.

In the end, this website made my dream come true and I will continue to buy products from here!


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An axe like no other!
Thursday, 21 November 2019  |  Richard

Fit and finish (and set up) were just awesome! Just a superior guitar all around. Tremelo is excellent. Sustain and available tones are unmatched. One fine axe for the money!


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Great service
Tuesday, 19 November 2019  |  Jordi

Very fast sending... in less than 5 days I've the great guitar at home.


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Awesome pedal - the final piece in the jigsaw
Sunday, 10 November 2019  |  David

What an awesome sounding pedal! Beautiful tones. I'd already got myself a lovely BMG Special and Vox AC-30 amp, but am amazed at the difference the treble booster pedal has made. If only I could play like him, my setup really would now sound like Brian himself.

Well done guys, would highly recommend it.


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It rocks!
Saturday, 9 November 2019  |  Lavinia

I loved this shirt since I've seen it for the first time in a pic of Dr May. And when I got it, it was totally worth it. Really nice material and colours. I can't wait to wear it for my first ever Queen show next year!

Ladies, it will fits you well too, don't heistate, it's not only for guys!


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Awesome
Tuesday, 5 November 2019  |  Martin

Awesome looking T-shirt, fits great also, only negative would be the posting time as you pay a fee for posting for the same fee I've had items from other sites qucker as is for simular fee, took a bit longer than i thought it should, thats the really only negative aspect


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Love It
Friday, 1 November 2019  |  Simon

An excellent guitar - it plays smoothly, holds tune well and the pickup options give plenty of room for experimentation. Delivery was also very quick and the guitar came well packaged (but not over-packaged, which is always nice to see). Communication from the seller was also helpful, since I don't usually buy guitars online, so I knew the process was going through each stage.


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Fast shipping
Thursday, 31 October 2019  |  Thitika

Fast shipping!! Thank you so much!!!


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Nice Guitar!
Wednesday, 30 October 2019  |  Joseph

The BMG Special came to me nicely set up ready to play. The action is comfortably low and the intonation is good. The build, finish and workmanship of the guitar is very good.

I purchased the guitar with the hard shell case. At the start the guitar fits very snug and the case will need a bit of breaking in. But overall the case is very high quality.

My only gripe about the guitar is the inability to give the tremolo bar some tension. I like to leave the bar in a stationary position rather than leaving it slack. But overall this is a fine guitar at its price point.


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The right strings
Tuesday, 29 October 2019  |  ØYvind

Perfect strings for my beautiful Red Special. The shopping was smooth and the items arrived in Norway a coiple of days after the shopping was done.


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Wonderful
Tuesday, 29 October 2019  |  Heike

My guitar arrived safely. Thank you for the quick delivery. She is wonderful.


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Lush and green
Sunday, 27 October 2019  |  Marcus

This baby is vegan... No animal products. Wow! I love it. It feels so silky smooth and has a very generous solid extension system, glossy black clamp and screws... like baked zirconium, mmmmm.

I have this one on my Johnny Cash acoustic right now. I will have one on my RED SUPER SPECIAL, OH YEAH! I would love to get me a Frank LTD with one as well. I know it's against the whole gist of the Red Guitar mystique, but how fun would it be to have a black with, maybe, a red stripe for my Cash acoustic, and maybe my Epiphone Tony Iommi SG? Hot Damn!


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Great product and service!
Thursday, 24 October 2019  |  Oleg

Absolutely the best! Thank you for taking such a good care of your customer! God bless!


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Feels great, sounds great
Monday, 21 October 2019  |  Barbara

Absolutely love the guitar and sound... feels great, sounds great.


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A pleasure to play
Monday, 21 October 2019  |  Vance

The guitar and gig bag arrived in perfect condition from England in a box that had protected it. I was initially struck by the beauty of the finish. It is a gorgeous instrument. I have really enjoyed playing it. The neck is thin, but a little wider than I am used to, which makes complicated chords more comfortable to play. The pickups have a very balanced tone - with all three on, you have neither the exaggerated brightness of a single-coil or the midrange hump of a humbucker. This allows you to shape the sound any way you want.

I guess my only very minor complaint was that it came strung with very light gauge strings, which I plan to replace. I really love this guitar!


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Great guitar
Tuesday, 15 October 2019  |  Paul

I love this very playable guitar, I find it to be better than many of the top guitars out in the world.

It’s a great guitar, I’m glad I bought it, number two for me!!


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Thank you very much
Tuesday, 15 October 2019  |  Saffron

Long before I came along in my husband’s life, he has been a massively obsessive fan of Queen and all things to do with guitars. He has a strangely large collection, even though he can’t really play – but it keeps him happy and quiet.

And ever since my husband and I have been together, he has been mentioning this desire for yet ANOTHER gutar. I really didn’t take much notice of it, and I kind of just fobbed him off with a “maybe for your 50th” comment.

We were in New York recently, and my husband was determined to find this music store in times square. But once we got there, they didn’t have any Brian May Guitars in stock, and we weren't in the area long enough for them to ship one in. I saw my husbands little heart snap in two! He looked so upset!

So I baught it for him via your website for his 50th birthday – he is only 47 now, but why wait when he will just sepnd the next 3 years pining over it anyway. He seems really happy with the guitar, now – I am not one to know to much about guitars – frankly I'm not a fan (violinist, you see). But he was speechless when it arrived. I am assuming that was joy, it was the first time he was ever really quiet…

I personally was really happy with the delivery service. It would have actually been up home if I had paid the duty at customs on it earlier. Honestly, we landed back in Australia on the Friday morning, I paid the duty around lunch time, and it was at our house that night! In good condition, it was packed appropriately and there are no complaints coming from me.

All in all, I am happy with the service, my husband seems happy with the guitar (not said otherwise). So, thank you very much.  


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Super comfortable
Monday, 7 October 2019  |  Matteo

The strap is beautiful and very comfortable.

It is not easy to change the length, but when the size is good you never change it. The bonus here is that the length never changes once it is done because you have to unscrew... Nice job.


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Authentic
Friday, 4 October 2019  |  Ulrich

The new KAT Treble Booster Classic has fully convinced me! I will not turn it off anymore. Every guitar signal, no matter what type of guitar, seems busier, fresher and crisper. Difficult to describe. I have the booster in front of a distortion pedal and there with a reduced level setting. Here the sun rises. With my RS and a Vox pathfinder and/or AC15, I now have my Queen sound (My wife told me that it sounds authentic and she is my accountant and has to approve all purchases!).

There is nothing more to expect. Get one, if you can!


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Very versatile Treble Booster
Friday, 4 October 2019  |  Robert

This is a very versatile Treble Booster. I've got also a Fryer, but this one is doing just one sound. In this one here, I have all the sounds of the classic BM areas and even more with the in-position sounds. Thanks for this, it's great!


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Excellent Product
Friday, 4 October 2019  |  Jerald

The BMG Treble Booster Classic and BMG Special Guitar exceeded my expectations of range and beauty of tone and color.

I agree completely with all of the glowing reviews of your products.


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She loves it !!!
Wednesday, 2 October 2019  |  Danny

Purchased as a gift for my wife who is a huge Brian fan... She loves it !!!


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I love it
Wednesday, 2 October 2019  |  Dan

I received the Treble Booster Classic a lot faster then I expected, shipping to the United States. I love the TBC and love the tones I can get out of my guitar.

I can’t say enough positive things about the BMG products and will be purchasing more through the site. Thank you again for the amazing product.


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Allows for more sounds
Wednesday, 2 October 2019  |  Mark

It definitely reacts to the different impedance of different instruments. This is why I like the different options for the tone selection (i.e. the different years). And dialing just the right boast can create a vast array of useful sounds.

I don’t think I will ever regret this purchase!


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Great product
Wednesday, 2 October 2019  |  Samuel

Great product and great service


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Excellent!
Monday, 30 September 2019  |  Paul

Great build quality, playability and tone for the price, even better than expected, backed up by a first class service - thoroughly recommended!


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Ampli Tube Brian May from IK Multimedia
Saturday, 28 September 2019  |  Andreas

I was impressed by the offer of the typical Brian May sound on a Web based platform. I already had previously loaded the app of AmpliTube from IK Multimedia on my iPad, and already owned the iRig stomp. But I found out that I had to buy the full version of AmpliTube to also run the Brian May sound package. But when you buy this one The Brian May package is already included, which means I bought it double.

However, this is an issue of IK Multimedia and not from BMG Guitars.

Recently, I saw that Jamie Humphries is presenting the AmpliTube on a guitar summit in London. It will be great if he can introduce this software also on the internet, focusing not only on the abilities of the software but also explaining how to set up the complete rig like computer, boxes, interface, etc. If this is posted on the big web page this will be very helpful to set up the software in appropriate fashion and bring success also to beginner guitarists.


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These do the trick
Friday, 27 September 2019  |  Michael

These are just what I wanted. I bought a cheap knock off Brian May guitar (Ivy IBM-200 TRD) but I didn't like the knobs that came on the guitar, so these do the trick. Thanks Brian!


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Excellent
Wednesday, 25 September 2019  |  Joerg

Excellent digital emulation of all time great Brian May guitar sounds.


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Thank you for making our lives easier!
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!


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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!!


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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.


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Works great, sounds great
Thursday, 19 September 2019  |  Bren

Sold my green Guild back to a friend. Read up on your current product and chose BMG special LE. Arrived in great condition and within a few days stayed pretty much in tune. Would have liked to see Brian May's produced in U.K. but as one who build guitars know Vietnam has a lot to offer luthiers.

Noticed the Guild was mis-wired from Guild, But the May I received from you was correctly wired in tandom series.

Works great, sounds great, feels good in the hands. Rocks through all my variety of amps. Thanks.


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Almost Perfect!
Thursday, 19 September 2019  |  Andy

The Brian May aspects of this are really spectacular: spot-on sounds, very clever additions like the Red Special plugin that allows you to emulate the pickup/phase response of the Red Special even if you're using a different guitar... overall, just great!

My only complaint is that it's an AmpliTube add-on; I've never liked their interface or business model. You have to wade through what seems like mountains of *paid* add-ons to get to the sounds you want, and if you want to save more than one or two sounds to a "favorite" spot, you have to pay extra for that, too!

So, if this had been a standalone product, or maybe a set of presets for NI Guitar Rig, Waves GTR, or really almost anything else, it would be 5 stars!


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Now my Red Special is complete!
Monday, 16 September 2019  |  Jason

Loved my Red Special from the moment I got it, but really wanted to replace the plastic knobs. Took a while for the aluminum (U.S. spelling) ones to come back in stock, but then they arrived mere days after I ordered and look and feel BEAUTIFUL!

Thanks to Brian and everyone at BMG!


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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.


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Whoever owns a BMG RS should have one!
Monday, 16 September 2019  |  Peter

It’s a great polishing cloth, what can I say? It gets the job done and with Brian’s signature on it! Sort and very effective. May as well just add it to your order because you’ll always need one to clean your guitar. I’ll def buy another.


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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 🎼🎼🎼


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Looks great
Friday, 13 September 2019  |  Kenneth

I recently purchased an older, used Emerald Green Special but was unhappy with the black plastic plates. I therefore decided to replace ALL the plastic plates with mint green ones by ordering from BMG.

There was a small difficulty with the time taken & tracking my order as it was with the Royal Mail. Regardless - the plates fitted perfectly with the exception of one little screw hole in the wrong spot. No problem - a drill and a small bit took care of that.

My Green Special looks great now and properly balanced.


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Ordered New Knobs
Tuesday, 10 September 2019  |  Kyle

Knobs arrived in perfect condition, ahead of schedule. Thank you!!


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Excellent Accessory!
Monday, 9 September 2019  |  Ed

I have the earlier version of the BMG Special with the smaller knobs. I ordered these to bring it up to spec with the current offering and also make mine closer to Brian's.

They look fantastic and are easier to grab for use. Now, if the white-tipped tremelo arm would become available, my BMG Special will be complete! I bought mine used and the seller had lost the original tremelo arm!

5 stars for the aluminum knobs!


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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.


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Gorgeously made item
Monday, 9 September 2019  |  Roy

I bought these as a replacement for my white Special which originally had the plastic chrome knobs - what an improvement! They really look the business and I'd highly recommend these if you have the older style knobs.

They are so good I understand Dr May himself has used one of these to replace one of his beloved original ones made with his father, which he lost recently - that's how good these are.

I had a long wait for them to come into stock but the quality of the item was well worth the wait.

Thanks BM Guitars!


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Just the job
Monday, 9 September 2019  |  Andrew

They look and feel just right.


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Amazing guitar at ANY price
Monday, 9 September 2019  |  Gregory

Used it in a recording the day it arrived. (Also used the new official Brian May setting in the Amplitude guitar amp simulator software BTW) - sounded amazing straight away.

Super happy with the purchase and can't wait to use it again.

Listen to a clip HERE.


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Very comfortable
Saturday, 7 September 2019  |  Keith

I was actually surprised and how comfortable this strap was as I normally use woven straps because of their flexibility. Unusual strap adjustment, a couple of pick pockets and a couple of picks (shouldn't they be sixpences!)


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Can you ever have too many tones?!
Saturday, 7 September 2019  |  Keith

This guitar is very nicely finished and well built. Out of the box it was very well set up and the frets were well polished making bending strings and vibrato almost effortless.

It has a very comfortable neck profile even for my large hands, it is well balanced and comfortable when sitting down or standing. The tremolo system stays in tune far better than similar units I have used - I assume this is down to the combination of the straight pull through the nut, 2 point tremolo, locking tuners and shorter scale length.

As for the sound, even without any effects you can hear these pickups have their own tone and once you start experimenting with the switches you start to realise the extent of the tonal pallete, but to get the most out of it and try to sound like Brian you definitely need the treble booster, chorus etc.

So if you need upgrade your guitar or are looking for inspiration, try a RS or one of the LE's as you can never have too many tones.


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Awesome Guitar
Saturday, 7 September 2019  |  Jason

I love the look of the Baby Blue Classic. When I started playing it all those great tones come to life.


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Excellent strings
Saturday, 7 September 2019  |  Jason

These strings sound great. Very good tone for the price!!!


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The perfect treble booster
Wednesday, 4 September 2019  |  Kasper

If you're looking to buy a versatile and great sounding treble booster then I would recommend you take a look at this one.

First of all, it does what it says on the tin - it boosts your guitar signal and pushes your tube amp into a glorious sustain and overdrive. In the case of a treble booster, it also tightens up the bass (well, reduces it, really) and pushes certain frequencies. That's the recipe for a million iconic rock'n'roll tones, for example those of Brian May. This particular treble booster takes things a step further in allowing you to choose between 3 different iconic treble boosters - here labeled as 3 decades of Brian's playing. In practice this gives your 3 very useful voicings to choose between when dialing in the tone you're looking for. They all sound different, and they all sound great!

Furthermore this pedal accepts a 9V power supply with center-negative voltage - this is great, because the old original circuits are center positive which can make it difficult to incorporate them with other pedals. No such problems here!

All in all, I cannot think of a more useful treble booster pedal, so this product will have to receive the highest rating from me, a solid 10/10. Try one!


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Looks lovely - proper review to come!!
Tuesday, 3 September 2019  |  Steven

Hi,
My wife tells me this is my Christmas present, and I'm not allowed to look at it until then.

The boss has unpackaged it and says it looks lovely and, as she put it, "pinged" the strings and they made a sound similar to my other ukes.

So I assume it's all OK, you may have realised my wife has no musical know how or talent!! 😁 😂

Happy to give a proper revivew after Christmas 🤶 if that's OK?


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Absolutely beautiful
Monday, 2 September 2019  |  Camryn

My parents purchased this guitar for me through Australian distributor, The Rock Inn and, oh my goodness, it's beautiful. Lovely finish and has a nice weight. I love how many versatile sounds can be achieved through this guitar and it's just so much fun to play. It's an absolute joy to call The Special my very first electric guitar, and I can't wait to bring her out on stage soon!


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Perfect. One of the most comfortable straps
Monday, 2 September 2019  |  Peter

I had been using what I thought was the most comfortable strap (a certain brand who make Guns N' Roses straps) until I got this one in the mail, and really quickly to the US.

Arrived with two picks that I actually use now. Plan on buying a second one, maybe the black, or all red. Def a must with your new Red Special.

Love this company and its customer support. Thank you!


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Super fast shipping, the guitar is perfect!
Monday, 26 August 2019  |  Stefano

I'm not a virtuoso guitar player but I own a studio and I was looking for a nice playable electric that could give me a few different sounds.
The price was in line with budget and I've always been intrigued by this guitar, I knew what it could do and I decided to pull the trigger.

The guitar arrived in less than a week, in perfect conditions, it looks and feels beautiful.

Now for the main test, I actually called in a few great guitar players that would dissect the playability and sound of the guitar through their pedals and amps. It turns out that everybody, even the most picky players are getting familiar with it in less than 20 minutes, and start to enjoy its many pickup patterns almost immediately. I really recommend it to anybody looking for something that sounds great and that will find a few go-to combinations of the pick ups and their phases.


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Just a regular guy
Monday, 26 August 2019  |  Steven

Love this item


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Finally getting to play left-handed on a beautiful guitar!
Thursday, 22 August 2019  |  Tom

I had decided to bite the bullet and start playing left-handed (as it should be). After doing some research, I decided to go with this lovely left-handed model from BMG.

Purchasing was a breeze and shipping was mind-bogglingly quick. The only surprise was a modest tax collected by the shipper at the last minute. Not a big deal, and I don't mind paying a legitimate tax, but was just surprised.

Having said that, the guitar and case were beautifully packaged Within minutes I was up-and-running. The feel of the guitar is first-rate, and so far the sound is great (discounting my gorilla-like playing).

BMG has done a great job here, offering a capable instrument at a sane price. Gleefully recommended.


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Great
Thursday, 22 August 2019  |  Vanessa

Thanks for the great service and quick delivery!


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Love it!
Monday, 19 August 2019  |  Michael

My expectations were high and they were 100% met. It’s currently my favorite shirt I own.


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A childhood dream come true
Wednesday, 14 August 2019  |  Eric

My Super is almost 10 years now, and it's still today my number one guitar, my beloved piece of wood!!!

This guitar is, and looks, absolutely fantastic - it stays perfectly in tune even after heavy tremolo use. The tone is sublime!!! The Adeson Tri-sonics are so incredible. It's amazing to me how Brian and his father designed the perfect electric!! So proud to own this beauty, I love it.

Thanks a lot Brian, Harold, BMG, KZ, Greg Fryer for making this guitar.


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Best guitar
Tuesday, 13 August 2019  |  Pam

The guitar was a gift for my son. I asked what his thoughts were for feedback - his response was that it's the best guitar ever and he has hardly put it down since he got it


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Quality
Tuesday, 13 August 2019  |  Robert

The purchasing process on your website was very easy and straightforward. I was very impressed. As soon as I opened the package, I immediately realized it was a high quality guitar.

I just hope I can do it the justice it deserves.


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Great guitar and awesome value!
Tuesday, 13 August 2019  |  Kenneth

The guitar arrived from the UK to Florida well packed and without a dent or scrape on the box. What blows me away is the quality of the fretwork and the setup right out of the box. Plays great and the intonation is spot on despite the long journey.

Guaranteed fun chasing all of the tones with this guitar!


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Gets better and more exciting everytime it leaves the case
Sunday, 11 August 2019  |  Andrew

I’m now a year or so into my Super ownership – The guitar just brings a smile to my face each and every time I open the case. The attention to detail is superb, I have owned many “top end” guitars by the big names... at the time I owned them, yes they were the best things ever. But, compared to the Super, actually they are all pretty bland… same as type guitars – everyone has one… they have a sound, that’s it, they have a look... like every other... so why bother?

Stand in the middle of the room with a shiny super around your neck and you stand out.. admittedly the Bohemian Rhapsody film has made the guitar MUCH more recognisable, no longer is it... ohhh what’s that? It's more WOW you managed to get one of those!
I have friends who are pro musicians – of course, all initial reactions are “oh, a Brian May Copy? Pah! I’ll get my curly wig out" but give them 10 minutes with it and they love the Special, the tone, the versatility makes is so much more than a Queen fan's guitar – name a genre, that sound is in there somewhere... in the myriad of switch combinations!

And the neck?? Flippin' huge – no one likes it when they pick it up... 2 minutes later, it works, it feels strong, plenty to get your hand around, it’s so playable and all other necks feel weedy in comparison.

Criticism? well, none really. Obviously they are not cheap, but then pick one up and you will see why they are expensive – I am a designer by trade, this is a fantastic bit of design (hats off to the original design) – but the quality of the build is exceptional.

Best bits? Watching "proper" guitarists as they humbly admit - this is a cracking guitar that looks and sounds like no other - then I take it from them and go home with it"

Regrets? Losing the signed certificate - doh!

Most people will struggle to get one looking at the closed waiting list – if anyone gets the chance – buy one - your sound will want for nothing.


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Quality guitar strap lives up to the name
Wednesday, 7 August 2019  |  Eric

Like the Red Special, this black strap is put together with thought and attention to detail.
The pick slots are a perfect touch and the strap feels sturdy and durable and you get the strong sense your guitar is secure on your shoulder. I’m not spinning my RS but this strap makes me feel like the guitar is safe and secure


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The BMG Treble Booster Classic Delivers!
Tuesday, 6 August 2019  |  Ed

I finally had the chance to tryout the new BMG Treble Booster Classic. Opposed to early treble boosters with basically on or off, this offers plenty of flexibility for tonal options. You can recapture Brian's tone from 3 decades (70s, 80s & 90s)!

I haven't tried it through a cranked up yet, which I know that's where it really shines. I plugged in into my 1966 Fender Princeton Reverb and, even with the volume at 3, I was able to conjure up killer rock tones. Raw and aggressive when you want it to be.

So far, I love it at low volume settings and hope to play through a cranked up amp soon, where I know it will give me all the juicy tones it promises. There are plenty of YouTube videos already demonstrating its versatility.

Very satisfied with it.


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Very good guitar !
Tuesday, 6 August 2019  |  Günter

Hope I get the BMG SUPER as soon as possible. I`m on the waiting List since 11.8.2018.

Greetings from AUSTRIA, Günter


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A real work of art
Tuesday, 6 August 2019  |  Chris

Over the years I keep buying BMG specials, selling them, then regretting it. Started with the Burns version in fact.

Clearly they are working hard on the quality; each one I have had is incrementally better than the last. This one is near perfect in finish, beautifully made in fact. Trademark tone is there, very playable and not just a "one trick pony" either; very versatile.

I only scored it as 4 because it came with a slight rattle on the lower strings. The response when I reported this was a bit slow, in fact I never got an answer so eventually I just loosened the truss rod and the problem was solved.

"Frank" is going to be a keeper this time!


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Great Shirt, but I want it all
Tuesday, 6 August 2019  |  Wendi

I would like to have a choice of stickers and other fan merchandise available for purchase. I couldn't wait to get my shirt in the mail and when I did, it was high quality fabric and exceptional print image.

I would definitely shop for fan merchandise again.


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Very happy
Thursday, 1 August 2019  |  Jason

I'm very happy with my new scratchplate , well packaged and a speedy delivery.


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I am so in love with this guitar
Monday, 29 July 2019  |  Kelsey

The rich, warm tones that come of of this piece of superb craftsmanship is phenomenal.


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Excellent
Thursday, 25 July 2019  |  Richard

Good quality case and very quick delivery.


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Guitar Strap
Wednesday, 24 July 2019  |  Kai

Excellent


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Every bit as good as I had hoped
Saturday, 20 July 2019  |  Michael

Packed well and arrived safely in Canada. Looks beautiful and sounds wonderful. I love the simplicity of the controls (switches) vs the Les Paul. Never thought about it before, but it does make it an easier guitar to setup as you want.

Love it!

Oh and went to see Queen & Adam Lambert in Vancouver last week. Amazing. Brian May is truly a guitar superstar!


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Perfection!
Friday, 19 July 2019  |  Sue

I am thrilled with my purchase! The design is amazing and it fits well. Do take the time to measure, as it runs a bit snug. I ordered a size larger than I typically wear and it fits perfectly. This is a well-made item. I have gotten compliments each time I've worn it. Totally pleased!

Delivery was timely (slight holdup in customs) and shipping information was provided.

Thank you, Brian May Guitars!


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A 43 year dream is finally realized...
Wednesday, 17 July 2019  |  Rob

From the time I heard my first Queen album back in the early 70's, I have dreamed of having a Red Special of my very own. A lifetime later, now that my children are all grown up, I decided to order one of these beauties. It made its way across the pond to me in Canada unscathed and I felt like a child in a candy store opening up the box to stare in awe at what I now finally held in my hands. With a few moments of setup I was ready to play... so I did.

Wow... this guitar is FIERCE! I can hardly find the words to describe the growl that I can pull out of this beast, but with the flick of the wrist I can tame her and turn the guttural rasp into a delicate whisper or a soaring aria. Hands down, this is the most versatile instrument I have ever had the pleasure to play, and I will treasure it for as long as I live.

I wish this guitar had been available 40 years ago when I was playing guitars in a few local bands instead of the Strat that, in truth, did the job for me, but doesn't hold a candle to the versatility of this instrument.

Thank you Dr. May for making this available to the common man, and for the stellar job you have done in designing and creating such an exquisite example of a guitar that can only be classified as a functional work of art. Your attention to detail and dedication to perfection is unparalleled, and greatly appreciated. Keep up the great work!


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Best I've tried yet
Wednesday, 17 July 2019  |  Phil

Having tried a number of treble boosters over the years (including the Guild BHM, and various Fryer ones, plus the Digitech pedal) this is my favourite so far. A high-quality, compact little unit which easily switches between the three eras of the 70's, 80's and 90's, and kicks out some really authentic sounds.

My only suggestion for improvement would be to make replacing the battery easier, but it's a minor inconvenience really.

Highly recommended, and especially well-priced.


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Good
Wednesday, 17 July 2019  |  Regilio

It's the best strap I ever had


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Outstanding
Tuesday, 16 July 2019  |  Andreas

This is an outstanding pedal boosting the level of the high strings.

I had some troubles with my Les Paul Studio because it emphasized the low strings but the B and E string had a very low output.

Now this is absolutely solved - thanks, Andreas


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What a great addition
Wednesday, 10 July 2019  |  Charles

Got my hands on one of the TBCs and I have to say, it's absolutely amazing. Playing it through my VBM1 and my Vox Valvetronix, both sound amazing and it adds a whole new depth of sound.

The device feels well made and doesn't feel cheap at all and wont move about much if on the floor if you're playing live.


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Magnificent guitar
Tuesday, 9 July 2019  |  Paul

Superb, the best, delivered in a couple of days, sounds awesome!!

I can’t say enough about the quality of the build. The Frank picture kicks.

This is my dream guitar!


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Superb
Friday, 28 June 2019  |  Erik

I recieved my Special today and indeed "SPECIAL" it is!

I expected/hoped for a decent guitar but this instrument beats my wildest dreams. It is utterly awesome in every way.

Thank you so much Mr. Brian May for the music since my early youth and for making this instrument available for all of us to enjoy. This is my best purchase in "the guitar department" thus far, and I'm soon to be 58!


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Quality instrument
Friday, 28 June 2019  |  Jim

As a short scale bad, it's very playable but it sounds so much bigger. The tone range is excellent. The case is well made.

Overall, it's a quality instrument and a great value


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Fantastic
Thursday, 27 June 2019  |  Al

Completely satisfied with this purchase. From the start, Brian May Guitars / House Music kept me updated with every step of my purchase. Delivery was prompt and well packaged.

The BMG Special is a fantastic well built guitar that succeeded my expectations. It plays and sounds great, and I highly recommend it!!


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Great Bass Overall, but a couple of points that could be improved
Thursday, 27 June 2019  |  Marvin

Exceptional bass that is made in Korea. Nice neck and playability. Also the finish is just like the BMG Special guitar. I have 2 negatives to point out :

1. Not a fan of Volume/Volume but a Master Volume and Blend Control. Actually I think the wiring is out of phase. As soon as I backed off of the neck pickup, the audio disappeared.
2. The Neck pickup should have been full range, it almost is a Mudbucker. I was happy they used Hipshot Lite Tuners but they should have used their bridge as well.


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Highly recommended
Wednesday, 26 June 2019  |  Jamie

Arrived last Friday, absolutely loving it. Not much more to say, the usual quality you would expect from BMG, does exactly what it says on the tin.

A perfect match for my Super!


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Fantastic
Wednesday, 26 June 2019  |  Rastislav

Nice and quality strip, well adjustable, and in connection with the Red Special, it looks fantastic.


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Fantastic
Wednesday, 26 June 2019  |  Rastislav

A really great guitar, not only looks fantastic, it plays fantastic.

I'm excited, and the delivery time was really fast. Thank you for your good job.


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Very pleased with Brian May Guitars, thank you
Wednesday, 26 June 2019  |  Ruth

Amazing product, great quality, sound beautiful. 100% quality including the case.

The purchase experience was very positive, always receiving updates from delivery company about time.

I am very happy and satisfied with my purchase.

Thank you very much 😊


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As good as you just can expect
Tuesday, 25 June 2019  |  Georgii

Very convenient one. I like it!


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The dream comes true
Tuesday, 25 June 2019  |  Georgii

30 years ago, when I became Queen music fan, I couldn't imagine that once I'll play this magnificent beauty. A few days ago that dream came true.

The guitar is as good as I expected it to be. Every detail is very accurate, the sound... mmm... You know it very well It's worth trying.

If you want to play ultimate electric guitar - this is the best choice as for me. I'm happy now and wish everybody to enjoy the same feelings with the little help of BMG!


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Very 😊
Tuesday, 25 June 2019  |  Ed

Thanks to Brian May Guitars for prompt service and delivery of my BMG Special guitar.

It was a retirement gift and I couldn't be happier. I look forward to many hours of musical enjoyment and re creating the tone of my favourite axe man.


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Great guitar
Saturday, 22 June 2019  |  Furman

Great instrument. Rapidly becoming my go-to guitar over my Les Paul's or even Strats. Love the 24 inch scale and series-wired pickup with phase selecting. Huge number of tone options. Great playability. Incredible value!


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What a weapon!
Friday, 21 June 2019  |  Peter

Yes, I am a B.May fan. Yes, I am a Queen fan. But this guitar would have been my favorite regardless. My BMG special was deliverered quickly to Australia and in perfect condition. Plays great, very versatile and a perfect addition to my studio. Thanks guys... well worth it.


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Top shelf all the way
Thursday, 20 June 2019  |  Francis

It's lighter than I expected. I've had this for almost a month & I must say I'm still "fiddling" with the switches, using different combinations. The workmanship is above average. Its tonality is far & above what I expected. A beautiful piece.


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THANKS, THANKS, BRIAN
Thursday, 20 June 2019  |  Andrea

The guitar is for my son Aleardo, fourteen years old. He is very very happy for his new BMG. It’s wonderful and precious for him. He would like to meet Brian one day if possibile.

Thanks a lot for this real dream.


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Fantastic
Wednesday, 19 June 2019  |  Raymond

I have so much fun playing this guitar. It's unique features plus playability make it so much fun. I have already recommended it to a friend of mine.


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Stunning
Tuesday, 18 June 2019  |  Craig

I was lucky enough to be one of the first recipients of this beautiful guitar and the very first customer to play one on stage with my Queen tribute band, ‘Forever Queen’, at the Isle of Wight Festival. BMG kindly let me buy mine ahead of its official release due to me being a featured artist.

The finish on this guitar is stunning. The perception of 3D and depth in Frank's face is superb and his eyes follow you around the room! I love the black hardware on the guitar and colour all over is perfect. It came perfectly set up out of the box, and was ready to hit the stage with instantly.

Here’s a taste of how it sounds :


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Very good
Friday, 14 June 2019  |  Jiří

This is very good strings with unbelievable sound


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Great quality
Friday, 14 June 2019  |  Danny

The shirt is great quality and the image looks fantastic. Very clear, easy to see and cool design. I'm probably the biggest Brian May fan thats ever lived, so I really like the shift. .

Hope to see more in the future.


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Killer special - guaranteed to blow your mind
Thursday, 13 June 2019  |  Pete

Had my Special about a month now and it’s playing beautifully with a ‘killer’ range of tones. The neck feels gorgeous with a really nice playing action. Overall the build quality is of a very high quality and in my opinion far outweighs its price point.

BMG were very helpful throughout the ordering and delivery process, keeping me updated with delivery timescales and tracking info, making the whole buying experience very easy and assured.

Thank you to all at BMG for a great guitar.


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Another shirt to add to my Brian May Collection
Wednesday, 12 June 2019  |  Megan

I am attending my first ever Queen show in Brisbane Australia in February 2020 and was looking for a shirt that I may possibly wear to it. Stumbled across this shirt while perusing the site and fell in love with it. Perfect in every way and a great addition to my collection. Will be purchasing more soon.


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Excellent customer service
Wednesday, 12 June 2019  |  David

In the short time I have been doing business with your company, not only is your customer service excellent, your products are the finest. Thanks to everyone at Brian May Guitars!!


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The Real Deal
Tuesday, 11 June 2019  |  David

I happened to open my email right as I was wingin' away on my newly purchased Red Special and was really wishing I had a proper Treble Booster. Lo and behold, I glance over only to find this wonderful new pedal had been announced, as if the Dr. himself had read my mind. I snatched one up as fast as I could (considering how fast these sell out) and I've been very pleased with the unit upon arrival.

I don't own a Vox yet, so it took me a while to find a setting on my Line 6 Spider that was most suitable. The amp doesn't perform the nice chimey/jangley notes as well as I like. However, amp aside, this thing still packs a wallop. The entire neck just wakes up and provides such a crunchy/saturated action. Combining the tremolo bridge on the BMG with some healthy boost, the sustain on those high notes is unreal. It really is exactly what I wanted out of this thing. The price tag is a little high but it's really a great bargain considering this is three pedals in one. 90's tends to feel like a less aggressive/more clean 80's but Queen fan or not; this is one of the most comprehensive boosters on today's market.

For anyone serious about ridding the mud from their amp, this is the package for you. Wake it up and rock on!


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Excellent guitar in every way possible
Monday, 10 June 2019  |  William

WOW!!! I just got my BMG Special and it's amazing. Excellent in every way possible.

First off, really fast shipping, it only took 6 days delivered to the US. Arrived in perfect condition. Set up was spot on right out of the box, string action is incredibly low, I was really surprised. Tremolo system stay perfectly in tune even when you go a little crazy on it.

And then there is the tone, well it's a Red Special. I'm not getting the exact "Brian May" sound yet but my amp and set up is quite different. I do have a Fryer treble booster on the way and need to work out the settings but I should be able to recreate that amazing sound with a bit of time and practice.

Thank you Brian and BMG for making this piece of rock history available at an affordable price.


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Can’t wait to try it
Thursday, 6 June 2019  |  Jeff

I recently received my BMG Treble Booster and have not had the opportunity to give it a go.

I am currently on the waiting list for a BMG Super which I ordered in November 2018. I’m looking forward to trying them together and at that time I would be more than happy to write a proper review.

Thank you for the prompt delivery of what looks to be a very special device. Thank you!


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Much better than expected...
Tuesday, 4 June 2019  |  Michael

Such a wonderfully versatile pedal, equally at home in front of my AC30 as it is in front of my JCM800.

Brilliant job!!!


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Unique
Tuesday, 4 June 2019  |  Adam

This is a unique piece of equipment in that it gives me many options to explore to mimic the tone used throughout his career as well as creating the tone I like. I have not yet explored all the possibilities available yet, but my favorite so far has been the 70's settings. This pedal fits nicely into my signal chain and adds the right amount of punch in the upper mid and treble frequencies my other pedals just cannot give me.

Thank you so much for making this pedal available to us Queen tone enthusiasts. I look forward to learning more about it and exploring its capabilities.


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Beautiful Guitar, Plays Superb
Saturday, 1 June 2019  |  Ian

I have a Natural finish BMG guitar and it is absolutely stunning in looks, sound and feel to play.

If I was to buy a second it would without any doubt be the Baby Blue with the gold hardware. The pictures really do not do it justice, seeing it in person I can say it's an absolutely beautiful looking guitar that anyone seeing it will fall in love with it.

And of course, as with all the BMG guitars it will sound and play unbelievably great. Go on spoil yourself!!!!


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The best booster on the market
Friday, 31 May 2019  |  Jonathan

Excellent product, highly authentic sounds and easy to use, without question the best pedalboard booster on the market


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One Treble Booster To Rule Them All
Thursday, 30 May 2019  |  Thomas

Whether you're using a modelling rig or a bank of AC30s, the treble booster and its interaction with your guitar is the key to getting out Brian's tones. The booklet that comes with this pedal does an excellent job of describing that relationship. Many of Brian's tones come from adjusting the volume knob on the guitar and having a real treble booster makes for sparkling cleans that crunch with an extra strike of a sixpence and searing leads that really sing.

This is the treble booster that will get you there.

There are other commercial treble boosters that do an excellent job but this has some key features that put it as the best choice.

Brian did use a selection of different types throughout his career. The Rangemaster is the first one represented in this box and gives the gritty cutting tones of the first Queen album. Sometime in 1974, Brian started using the Cornish TB that offered more gain and a smoother tone. Finally, when he committed to a wireless system he started using a lower gain booster. All three are represented here.

It's not really likely that one would hop between the three in a gig but having the options is great. From a performing musician's point of view, it is the other features that are particularly noteworthy.

Having a bypass switch is great. Brian May treble boosters are usually of an "always on" design and tuning with a treble booster on isn't ideal. Being able to kick it out is fantastic.

The pedal has the option for mains power. It's never likely that you'll run out of battery at a gig but great to have piece of mind.

The big feature for me is the gain control. Not everyone's guitar is the same and few will have the same pickups as the original or a top end copy. Being able to tweak the boost to suit one's own set up is amazing.

Sound wise - it's fantastic.

All the sounds are there and well represented. The Rangemaster is also very useful for anyone chasing Rory Gallagher's sound or even Richie Blackmore's tone.

For the price this is an incredible unit and an essential purchase for those with a Brian May guitar or chasing his tone.


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Great Guitar!
Friday, 24 May 2019  |  Gene

Happy to advise this guitar is not only fine for playing Queen music, it also plays a mean "Enter Sandman" by Metallica, just as I figured it would.

I'm really not sure if I will ever feel like picking up my vintage 80's B.C. Rich much more after playing this one.

It's going to take a while to figure out all the sounds this axe is capable of making, but I am going to have some great fun while I'm doing it. This was my first purchase of a new guitar in 39 years. Worth the wait. If I get good enough to buy a Super that's surely next. We'll see.


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Dream guitar!
Thursday, 23 May 2019  |  Giuliano

The red special "antique cherry" is really a beautiful guitar and it sounds very good.


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All good
Thursday, 23 May 2019  |  Anthony

The guitar arrived on time, in perfect condition. The order process was simple. The guitar is perfect. Craftsmanship is very good especially considering the price-point.

My daughter is playing it in a show dedicated to the music of Queen. We could not be happier.


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BMG Special Signature Edition - Gran sonido!
Thursday, 23 May 2019  |  Rodrigo

Voy a intentar hacer una review corta que resuma lo más importante acerca de esta guitarra.

------ LA GUITARRA ------

- El acabado es bastante bueno y la guitarra es muy atractiva estéticamente. El granate, el negro y el plata combinan bastante bien.
- Al principio hay que acostumbrarse a la Red Special, sobre todo si tocas sentado, ya que el cuerpo es totalmente redondo y relativamente ancho, pero a los dos días te acostumbras.
- Es muy cómoda de tocar, los dedos deslizan muy bien por los trastes y el "traste cero" hace que los bendings sean mejores y más fáciles.
- Lo que más me ha gustado ha sido la barra de trémolo. Está en una posición y altura perfecta.

------ EL SONIDO ------

- Gran sonido. Tiene tres conmutadores dobles que hacen posible que combinándolos se obtengan sonidos diferentes.
- Eso sí, no te desesperes si estás buscando un sonido idéntico al de las canciones de Queen y no lo consigues. Brian no sólo usa su guitarra, también usa unos pedales en concreto y un amplificador Vox en particular. Suena realmente bien, pero para obtener el tono idéntico serán necesarias otras cosas (los softwares son bastante útiles en este aspecto).

------ EDICIÓN FIRMADA (SIGNED) ------

- Aquí es importante que te armes de paciencia. Suele tardar bastante en llegar, alrededor de 8-11 meses, pero merece la pena.
- Puedes tocar un poco aunque tenga la firma, pero es muy importante que la protejas lo antes posible, porque en cuanto toques dos días seguidos, o 10 minutos si hace calor que haga que el brazo pueda sudar, la firma se va a borrar enseguida. Es como si pintas con un rotulador en un plástico de plastificar libros.

Si alguien tiene cualquier pregunta, me puede mandar un mail a "rodguitar19@gmail.com". A PARTIR DE JUNIO/JULIO empezaré a subir vídeos a YT (Rod Special) para que se pueda comprobar todos los aspectos de esta gran guitarra.


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My new BMG Special
Wednesday, 22 May 2019  |  Vern

A beautiful guitar in every respect. It is exactly as I had hoped for and expected! Thank you!!


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Simply Stunning
Wednesday, 22 May 2019  |  Andy

Gorgeous guitar right out of the bag, very little set-up needed, just tune it up and play. Put it through the right amp and it sounds just like the man himself! So many pickup combinations...it's amazing! Sounds like no other guitar.

If I had to gripe about something it would be the placement of the adjustment screw for the vibrato bar - you need good eyes and great light to be able to get at that. But once it's set where you want it, it doesn't move much, so luckily you don't need to get at it often!


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Perfection
Monday, 20 May 2019  |  Anita

My 15 year old daughter was absolutely amazed at the sound this guitar creates. No other guitar she currently owns has the feel and ease of the strings. She feels like she is Brian May when she plays! My daughter is in awe of Brian May and his unique gift of music.

Thank you Brian May for sharing. Love, love, love you


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Fantastic guitar
Monday, 20 May 2019  |  ÁSdís

Very quick delivery, no visible damage when it arrived. It has a really good feel to it. The thicker neck makes it really nice to play, especially nice with barre chords. Overall a fantastic guitar and I love playing it.


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Sounds that span the decades
Saturday, 18 May 2019  |  Dean

As the owner of a BMG Special too, when I saw that BMG were bringing out a signature treble booster, I was excited to see what it was about. Then, finding out that it was being made in conjunction with KAT (Knight Audio Technologies), the excitement bumped up a notch. Nigel Knight has been involved heavily with Brian over the years and definitely knows a thing or two about his sound.

I badgered BMG for weeks for a release date for the TB (treble booster). And finally the very day they became available, I was there, debit card in hand. After a short wait I was notified of the despatch and waited with baited breath for it to arrive.

Upon arrival, I was pleasantly surprised at the small size of the box and the enclosed unit. It is quite small for everything it does compared to other boosters on the market. Included were some great instructions and a few stickers from BMG and KAT. The unit itself is very nicely made and looks stunning with the red special matching control knob, it also came with an industrial Duracell battery installed, so it's ready to rock straight out of the box.

I've used a few treble boosters so have a decent idea of what to expect, but this thing totally rocks Brian's sounds. The sounds for each era (70's, 80's and 90's) are quite subtle in the changes but, then again, so was Brian's sound. No massive changes or ground breaking tech from each decade, just fine, further tuning as technology moved on for Brian and his sound. This has been finely replicated by Nigel (Knight) from the early 70's Rangemaster sound which when recorded gives the wonderful nuances in the sound of that era. The 80's sound captures the stronger drive heard on the likes of "Hammer to Fall" etc. To the 90's and current sound which has Brian's live sound down perfectly. Like I said, the differences aren't huge, but definitely capture the changes that were made perfectly.

The pedal is a fantastic addition to any set up, with the added bonus of you also being able to dial in more or less drive in each era's setting to get even more from the pedal that just the 3 era BM sounds.

Absolutely brilliant bit of kit and you'll never need another treble booster again

Thanks to Brian, Nigel, and the team at BMG for creating this.

Cheers

Dean


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Thanks
Thursday, 16 May 2019  |  Rob

Beautiful guitar. Thank you for making such a quality guitar for such a reasonable price. I love it!!!


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BMG Special Signature Edition...
Tuesday, 14 May 2019  |  Christiaan

Dear all,

It has been worth the wait and really want to thank you for this great instrument. As a dedicated Queen fan, I have seen them firstly in Amsterdam in 2017 in the Ziggodome and last year in Ahoy, Rotterdam.

My first and only life Queen concert with Freddie that I have seen was around 1983 and still remember those moments. It was emotional to see Brian and Roger playing with Adam so many years later in the last two years.

I am a guitar player and bought the instrument more from a Queen-fan perspective, especially having Brian’s signature on it. But what a good instrument, I must say. I have owned very expensive and high end guitars but this beast has definitely his own place. So inspired by its feel, playability and sound options.

This will be a keeper for life.

Thanks again and keep up the good work.


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A really cool guitar
Thursday, 9 May 2019  |  Trond

First a word on the shopping experience : Arriving at the page and realizing that all items were sold out and that if I wanted to buy a Red Special I had to put my name on waiting list was quite depressing. But then I got a mail saying that it now was possible to order, and that was very good news.

Everything from ordering to receiving the guitar was a breeze. The delivery time was even better than expected since I live in Norway. The guitar itself is really nice. I am not a professional guitar player, but I really like the sound I get through my VOX amplifier and the fact that the pickups are mounted in series is really cool. The light strings makes it very easy to create bends and also make the guitar very easy to play for amateurs like me.

Although I have only had the guitar for a few weeks, the build quality feels very good, and the lacquer and finish looks really nice. This is now my go-to guitar even if I do not have the skills to be worthy of such an instrument... yet!


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Fantastic guitar !
Wednesday, 8 May 2019  |  Robert

I play in a Swiss rock band and was looking for a guitar with multiple tone options that would complement my usual gear (Telecaster, Les Paul, Suhr custom) so I would not need to carry too many guitars in my gigs. The BMG Special was a great acquisition. Great playability, tons of tones and beautiful. I now carry only 2 guitars and the BMG is definitely one of them.

The only negative point is the vibrato handle that can fall easily.

Rock 'n' Roll forever!


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A Beautiful Guitar
Tuesday, 7 May 2019  |  Mark

I am new to guitar playing, but had to have a BMG Special. The fit and finish on this instrument is superb. I considered having a set-up done, but upon inspection, the only thing that was needed was to tune the guitar. Intonation was perfect out of the box! The shipping time was amazing. I had the guitar in my hands in the U.S. 6 days after ordering (including 2 weekend days).

I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone.


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Totally dig this guitar
Tuesday, 7 May 2019  |  Pat

My Antique Cherry Brian May Special Guitar arrived today and she IS Really Special, visually and tonally.

It took 7 days to come from BMG in Jolly ol' England to me in Australia which is very impressive. I plugged her into my Vox AC15 HW1X and from the first few chords I knew I was going to love this guitar. It is really comfortable to play and the variety and quality of tones are sublime.


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Fantastic purchase!
Monday, 6 May 2019  |  EDU

After buying the shirt, which he loved, my husband decided the T shirt would also be a great adittion to his wardrobe, so I ordered it. The colour, quality and printing arefantastic and the sizing is perfect for him as he prefers loose rather than fitted clothes.😊


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Good tone
Monday, 6 May 2019  |  Ulrich

Good tone and quality. Smooth to play.


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Absolutely fantastic instrument
Saturday, 4 May 2019  |  Kasper

I was lucky enough to pick up one of these guitars recently, and to say I'm blown away is the understatement of the century.

I'm lucky (and old) enough to be able to own and play several rather expensive guitars, so I'll be totally honest and admit that when I first came across the Brian May guitar and saw its price point I expected it to be a fun guitar to own for a Brian May/Queen fans - but also a guitar with all the usual problems that comes with low to mid range guitars. Like problems with tuning, poor quality plastic nut, useless trem system etc etc.

Boy, I couldn't have been more wrong!! This guitar absolutely kills it! It's a joy to play, sounds fantastic, rock solid tuning even when using the trem... btw, the trem arm is perfectly shaped and stays in place exactly as you want it. Finish perfect, fret work perfect... all in all the guitar is just so nice to play that I cannot put it down. I got mine as a second hand guitar (previous owner have barely used it, still had some plastic on it... so it's exactly as new) for a price that is almost 1/10 of some of my other guitars. I just cannot believe it!! It's my favorite instrument right now, and I would recommend it to anyone. This is surely the best instrument in it's class.

Thank you, Brian May and the team behind this fine instrument!


Rating:  
A Truly Incredible Piece
Saturday, 4 May 2019  |  David

Growing up I only played, "middle-of-the-road" guitars with varying quality and till the day my Cherry Red Special arrived, I hadn't realized a guitar could be so smooth to play. From the build quality to the incredible range of sounds, this guitar does so much! The light touch Brian mentions that he plays at really comes forth in this rendition as well. For the heavy handed players, this does take some finesse to learn as to not unintentionally bend notes out of tune at the bridge.

The Wilkinson wave tremolo itself adds so much to what makes this really incredible to play. Combined with the dynamic trisonic pickups and then stack all the tonal options in the phase switches; I'm still blown away and I've already been playing this for a week. The loss in sustain attributed to friction on string bends (with standard guitars) is negated with proper use of the bridge. Those long soulful notes in a solo just pop without any stress of keeping the vibrato in play on the neck. Did I also note the required energy of this guitar is little to none? Soft gold strings, a lush trem bridge combined with these hot pickups is just effortless with the right amp and booster.

I can't wait to start recording on this! So many more options than I'm used to, I can't rate this thing high enough to do it justice!


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Tone Beast!
Thursday, 2 May 2019  |  Ron

First, Thanks to Gillian at House Music London for a fantastic transaction. I'm a guitar builder, and I also create new guitar-based products to bring to market. I don't think that there's a better guitar out there for under 1,000 bucks, period! S. Korea is known for being good guitar builders universally. but this BMG axe is off the hook amazing.

The craftsmanship is top shelf. The playability & tones are Endless. I dialed the guitar and my pedals in to play "Keep Yourself Alive". I was floored when Brian May's signature Tone came blasting through my rig! I feel like I'm playing an "Exact" duplicate of Dr. May's Red Special... Brian, you and your Dad were way ahead of your time. Fender was only around for less than 10 years when BM built his iconic axe. If you think about it... the big 3 guitar builders could have been Fender, Gibson & BMG right from the start! That's how awesomely unique this guitar is.

Cheers from the USA. I love my BMG Special!


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Stunning guitar
Tuesday, 30 April 2019  |  Steven

I have wanted one of these from the age of 14 and finally could afford one, got the BM box amp of eBay as well and it sounds fantastic, having loads of fun testing out the different sounds you can get.

I'm just blown away, as is my 8-year old - she loves playing around with it just as much.


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C'est vrai qu'elle est spéciale !
Sunday, 28 April 2019  |  Beraud

Et très polyvalente ! quel bonheur de la recevoir. Un bel instrument, polyvalent, magnifique, mythique!


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An absolutely extraordinary guitar - not just for Queen fans, but for every guitarist
Saturday, 27 April 2019  |  Ulrich

I received my Super this week and I am absolutely thrilled.

Everything is just right on this guitar. It is a very versatile instrument with great sound and great workmanship. In addition, it really looks cool. Everything about the guitar is well designed out down to every detail. The tremolo is super soft and accurate.

It is pure fun to play on this instrument that really deserves the name "Super". I have been a Queen fan since my youth and so this instrument is more than a guitar to me. It's more like a piece of history.

Many thanks to the whole BMG Team.


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Attractive
Thursday, 25 April 2019  |  Michael

Attractive and very well constructed case.
My granddaughter loves both her Brian May Guitar and this case. Thanks!!


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Perfect
Wednesday, 24 April 2019  |  Diana-Marika

Next concert, we will wear it!


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Brilliant
Tuesday, 23 April 2019  |  Paul

I have received my BMG Ukulele and I am blown away with the quality and sound. Brilliant job guys🤘


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Excellent hard shell case, perfectly tailored for the Red Special
Tuesday, 23 April 2019  |  David

Case came carefully packed and promptly shipped. The case is sturdy, and lovingly embraces the red special . Highly recommended, and a perfect fit for a Brian May guitar, right or left hand model.


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Incredible
Monday, 22 April 2019  |  Chris

They look incredible. Very vintage appearance and really suit the red body.


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A high-end instrument with remarkable qualities
Saturday, 20 April 2019  |  Jason

I am going to focus on the aspects of the guitar which are not immediately available or obvious via the product spec page. I’ll assume that readers are already familiar with the Red Special sound, pickups, switching options and electronics which get a lot of attention and are reviewed in detail elsewhere.


Fit and Finish
The finish is a poly according to the rep at BMG whom I spoke with, and I am glad it is. It isn’t too thick, which can sometimes happen in my experience, and feels and looks great. My guitar has an even, rich antique cherry stain on great wood selection which looks much like the pictures on the website. The back of the guitar is beautiful and unlike the Special, which has a tremolo route on the back of it covered by a plastic access panel, the Super is solid mahogany on the back with no plastic whatsoever (save the edge binding, of course). I am quite happy with the fit and finish of the Super. It is a beautiful instrument and presents itself well. The Super feels very solid and substantial without feeling overly big and heavy. The instrument seemed to be set up very well when it arrived and should be easy for a player to fine tune it to their preferences.

Fingerboard
The frets are dressed and even. After cleaning my frets they polished to a mirror shine. The ebony arrived a bit dry which might have to do with many environmental factors such as shipping or just the building itself. After applying some lemon oil it came to life and I could truly appreciate the finish and dark richness of the wood. I was a bit worried that the 7.25” radius would feel strange as I am used to larger radius fingerboards but it works very well. It was naturally comfortable to my hands with no dead bends that I noticed even when really bending. The 24” scale length works very well with the radius and feels absolutely natural.

Tremolo
The tremolo is very controlled and feels great. In conjunction with the low neck angle, zero fret and rolling bridge, I was pleased with its tuning stability. You can pitch bend up causing notes to go sharp from neutral position, which I think is very useful and musical. The spring tension felt very natural and though I didn't feel the need to adjust the springs, they look easily accessible through two holes in the bottom of the Super. From what I understand this is similar to the original. The strings feed through the tremolo unit which is accessible via the half moon shaped access panel which is easily removed. Do to the nature of this type of tremolo unit you should expect to spend a bit of time rebalancing tuning if you move from Standard E to say an open G or C. This was my experience at least.

Nut
This is a zero fret guitar and with it comes some pro and cons. Open chords ring out like fretted chords and the smoothness of the fret helps with tuning stability when utilizing the tremolo. Eventually (depending on how much one plays the guitar, of course) this zero fret will need replacing. My guitar arrived with a pinging sound when bending some of the strings. After contacting BMG they recommended I inspect the zero fret for burrs to make sure this wasn’t the source of the sound. Being fairly guitar tech savvy and after closer inspection, I narrowed this sound down to the black nut string slots being cut too wide which caused the strings to move slightly on the zero fret and come in contact with the nut sidewall. This was causing the sound. I replaced the black nut (which really acts more as a string guide and not a traditional nut) with a new properly filed nut and the problem vanished. Perhaps this was just something unique to my instrument, but I found it worth noting in a review.

Neck
The neck is what intrigues me the most. I was expecting a deep neck profile and after comparing the neck depths from the website to one of my own larger neck guitars I imagined they would feel similar. The Super has a very deep neck depth—with what seems to be a classic vintage “U” shape—and the neck is noticeably bigger than a neck profile modeled after a late ‘50s LP. I do like the Super neck after playing it for some time and getting used to it, and now am looking to find a similar cut on my bolt on neck guitar. The Super's neck is an accurate replica of the original and I found myself feeling a strange connection to Dr. May when playing it and imagined that it in some way influenced his playing. I've owned the Special in the past and I absolutely prefer the Super's neck to the neck of the Special. To each their own. Many people believe that its mass adds to sustain and while I'm not sure if this is true, there is no question that the guitar rings out. It does leave my thinner neck guitars feeling inadequate and toy-ish. If you don’t want a deep neck depth then I’d recommend the Special.

Case
The custom made HISCOX case has four latches and comes with keys for the lock. Mine arrived in black and it might have slightly exceeded my high expectations. The guitar nests securely inside and the handle is placed in a way that balances everything well. This is a no nonsense, touring case that is built to protect the instrument. Inside the case was the numbered and signed certificate of authenticity, some adjusting tools/cloth/etc., and other literature. It all looked purposefully placed.

The BMG Super is a high-end instrument with a lot of remarkable qualities. I think it succeeds in filling the gap between the BMG Special and the Guyton. The service I received was friendly and the process was fun and exciting. The fact that there is a very long wait and that it is hard to get makes owning one all the more precious. If you want an instrument that is as unique to play as it sounds—and if you like thick necks—this is a great instrument.


Rating:  
Amazing guitar, came with scratchy pot
Friday, 19 April 2019  |  Stephanie

Guitar came straight out of the box set up perfectly, even after shipping to California. After having played it for about 2 weeks, one of the pots started to make scratching sounds. Other than that it's an amazing guitar, and the pickups sound like none other.


Rating:  
Excellent Guitar
Thursday, 18 April 2019  |  Garold

A unique instrument. Very happy with it. I recommend adding it to your collection.


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Super cute & cool!!!
Tuesday, 16 April 2019  |  Midori

(This is from Japan. At first sorry for my poor English.)

I hope this might be some help for someone who considers to buy it in Japan...
I received this wonderful shirt after about 10 days from the notification of shipment.The size S is approximate to "Men's M" in Japan.

Anyway, this is so much more lovely than I expected.

Thank you, Brian and Brian May Guitars!! Love.


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Rock solid case
Monday, 15 April 2019  |  Randy

Well constructed quality made guitar case fast shipping and great customer service cheers!


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Love the shirt!!
Thursday, 11 April 2019  |  Mary

Love the design and pattern of the Shirt!! Exellent quality!! My favorite shirt!!


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Unbelievable
Tuesday, 9 April 2019  |  Jenni

Greetings from Finland!

Thank you SO much again! Now our boys have The BMG Mini May and also The BMG Special-Antique Cherry! These guitars are unbelievable beautiful and their sound is amazing!


Rating:  
Very beautiful instrument
Tuesday, 9 April 2019  |  Sarah

This is a very popular product, so it took a little time to order it. But, once I was lucky enough to order it, the service was extremely fast, professional and informative.

I am very impressed with the service! And the product is wonderful. Very beautiful instrument, very well made and my husband is very happy with it!

Thank you so much!


Rating:  
Not bad
Tuesday, 9 April 2019  |  John

Staff at BMG is amazing in every single way! Guitar came to the USA in just three days. The guitar is beautiful in every way, but did need set up as I like my action low. Plays much better set up properly.

Sound is good, I play thru a line 6 Helix and Line 6 half stack. The wow factor is the look. If you are a Queen fan, as I am, the look is awesome. If you can get one you should, it is worth every penny!!!!


Rating:  
Great product all around
Tuesday, 9 April 2019  |  Jesse

Plays and sounds great, case is sturdy and spacious. Would strongly recommend.


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Ready to play!
Tuesday, 9 April 2019  |  Kevin

My new Antique Cherry Red Special arrived promptly and was playable immediately, without lots of setting up. Using my emulator pedal, I can easily achieve that authentic sound.

Love it. If only I could play like Brian May!


Rating:  
Excellent service
Tuesday, 9 April 2019  |  Bob

Excellent service on all aspects of purchasing this guitar from information, ordering and receiving this guitar. Beyond expectations and really amazing. Can't wait to afford the Super.

Thank you to everyone involved, from Brian to the delivery!


Rating:  
Guitar limited edition
Monday, 8 April 2019  |  Vittorio

Magnificent as I supposed it to be


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Perfection made guitar
Friday, 5 April 2019  |  Jesus

Such an amazing guitar, incredible looking and incredible sound.

Tested with an VOX AC30, AMAZING.

Beautiful guitar, totally recommended


Rating:  
Looks great, plays great
Friday, 5 April 2019  |  Brad

It's exactly what I was hoping for while not really knowing what to expect! I've only read about Brian's guitar and how freaking unique it is and the BMG special doesn't sound like any guitar I have. The weight and finish is spectacular. I'm honestly not a fan of messing with phasing, but that is what gives his guitar its unique sound on some songs! And at this price, this is way more bang for your buck, IMO.


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Guitar strap *****
Friday, 5 April 2019  |  Vittorio

It is OK.


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This is a quality instrument
Thursday, 4 April 2019  |  Mark

Wow! Upon opening the box after delivery I was simply shocked at the quality of this instrument... and I mean in a positive way! I own other guitars, including a Gibson Les Paul, and the craftsmanship is actually better, yes, better than the Gibson and the attention to detail unsurpassed!

The finger action is fantastic and the sounds are wonderful that come from this beautiful axe. If you have any doubts based on the country in which these are made, rest assured... they have it down to a science.


Rating:  
Very much impressed
Thursday, 4 April 2019  |  Mark

It is more than I expected. I was amazed at how light it really is compared to others, and then when I saw how much weight they promise it can hold I was pretty shocked. Great Case! Unique shape.


Rating:  
Thank you for a great product, Brian
Tuesday, 2 April 2019  |  Randall

I do live in America and understand the sizes are smaller, my size was XXL a little tight. The other issue was the arm stitching doesn’t line up/match up...

However the shirt is amazingly designed, and the material is comfortable.


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Almost satisfied *****
Monday, 1 April 2019  |  Nobuyasu

I have never bought such a high priced strap, so I don't know if it's honest or not.

Since adjusting the length is a screw type, it is inconvenient to adjust the length when removing clothes. I am satisfied because it seems to be strong afterward.


Rating:  
Nice
Thursday, 28 March 2019  |  Lars

All good....Nothing to complain about. Fast driver!


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Perfect!
Thursday, 28 March 2019  |  Lila

I am in love with this shirt! I read reviews before I bought it, and the general consensus was that it ran small. I bought the largest size just to be safe, and it fits perfectly! I wear it literally all the time! It’s a good quality and very comfortable. It also came a lot faster than I anticipated, since I live in America.

So to sum it up, it’s definitely one of the best purchases/online shopping experiences I’ve ever made!

I’ll definitely be wearing this when I go see Queen live!

Thank you, Bri!


Rating:  
My favourite guitar
Monday, 25 March 2019  |  Jakeb

I've played many guitars, such as the Strat, Tele, Les Paul, multiple Ibanez guitars, PRS, and more... but once I finally got my hands on my antique cherry Special, none of them can compare. Something about the BMG just feels right. I genuinely can't find a single thing to fault with this guitar. Being a Queen fan, I may be slightly biased, but I've played several genres of music with this guitar and it excels at all of them.

I can't recommend it enough.


Rating:  
Nice Shirt
Monday, 25 March 2019  |  Nigel

I bought medium which comes up a bit tight compared to other medium purchases so need to lose a few pounds


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Nice design
Monday, 25 March 2019  |  Toshihide

And very comfortable


Rating:  
Worth more than its price
Monday, 25 March 2019  |  Toshihide

It fits really good, and the pockets and slots for picks (I put the coins, actually) are really handy, too. I also set KAT treble booster on it, and it stays just fine.


Rating:  
Worth more than its price
Monday, 25 March 2019  |  Toshihide

It fits really good, and the pockets and slots for picks (I put the coins, actually) are really handy, too.


Rating:  
Superb
Sunday, 24 March 2019  |  Brian

Excellent, plays perfect out of the box. Setup, string height, tone, build quality all perfect. Well packaged, fast delivery and very helpful when I phoned in my order.

I would highly recommend the guitar, it compliments any collection and will be the guitar of choice with its fantastic tone and multiple switching options.


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Fantastic
Saturday, 23 March 2019  |  Roger

Just received the guitar in fantastic condition!! It’s PERFECT, however I didn’t know they were made in Korea. I thought you made them at House Music Ltd... nevertheless it’s fantastic and I am very happy and honored to have a piece of history!!!


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Now we have two!
Thursday, 21 March 2019  |  Louise

This is the second one of these amazing straps I have ordered for my many-guitared husband. He loved the first one so much that he requested a second for his upcoming birthday. Beige this time... the red one is on his red guitar.

Very comfortable straps. Well made. My husband has been a professional guitarist for 30 years and these are his favourite straps so far.

We highly recommend them.

Thanks!


Rating:  
Amazing
Thursday, 21 March 2019  |  Jason

Great quality, perfect guitar, can get a million sounds out of it. Thanks BMG!!


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☆☆☆☆☆
Wednesday, 20 March 2019  |  Karen

5 stars!


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Great article and great shopping experience!
Monday, 18 March 2019  |  EDU

My husband asked for one of these shirts as a present, so I came here. The shopping experience was easy, the parcel was fastly delivered, perfectly packaged, and the shirt is lovely. Great clothing quality, fantastic design, and fits very well (we both prefer loose clothes rather than tight, so I ordered a size bigger to be on the safe side and it was perfect. Thanks for the tip on Twitter!).

All his friends were amazed at seeing him with such a coloured pattern, as he's usually quite boring when dressing (plain, monocolour, dark T-shirts, and so on) so it's like seeing a new side of him!

He even changed his Whatsapp profile photo for one of the shirt, that's how happy he is with it 😊


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Both product and service excellent
Monday, 18 March 2019  |  Adrian

I was looking for the "right" guitar strap for my BMG Special • Antique Cherry. And I found it right here, again. When I compared the BMG Custom Guitar Strap with other guitar straps my choice was soon made : I buy it. If I don't like the quality, I can return it, too. But what can I say : like with my BMG Special, I was stunned quality wise in a positive way.

I like it very much and can highly recommend it!


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Great shirt
Monday, 18 March 2019  |  James

Very pleased with my BMG T- Shirt! Thanks for the great service!!


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Excellent guitar
Thursday, 14 March 2019  |  Charles

Very happy with guitar. Quality finish and great sound. I am waiting for the Black 'N' Gold to become available.


Rating:  
Overall very good
Thursday, 14 March 2019  |  Gary

Love this guitar. Received well packaged and arrived down under (Australia) faster than I expected. My only constructive feedback would be in final inspection of the instrument. Mine arrived with bridge pickup sitting very crooked. Turned out it was caught up on excess paint blob in pick up cavity. Was an easy fix. Set-up was out, but that’s to be expected coming in from different climate zones. Communication with regard to the pickup problem was excellent with fast responses.

Overall BMG was excellent to deal with and I would have no hesitation in buying again or recommending to others.

Very happy BMG owner.

Cheers

Gary


Rating:  
A great guitar!
Wednesday, 13 March 2019  |  Tony

Beautiful, unique sounds and easy to play. Feels just right in spite that I am used to Fender guitars. The only negative experiance was the delivery, It took a while from order (January 25) until delivered at my home (February 18). By then I was abroad. Had also some problems with UPS to get it delivered to my neighbour.

Finally I own a very nice and special guitar. Thank you for making it.


Rating:  
Outstanding Guitar
Wednesday, 13 March 2019  |  Peter

The guitar arrived in a timely manner, within a few days of ordering, and was well packed. The quality is superb with excellent standard of finish. My only feedback is that the guitar was not properly setup and checked prior to shipping, this may have been due to my location in HK and the instrument was possibly shipped directly from the factory in Korea. The truss rod nut was loose and needed significant adjustment to eliminate significant fret buzz. It was unplayable out of the box. It would be nice to have setup guides on your website to know what to do with all the various adjustments.

On balance though, a beautiful guitar and a proud part of my collection.


Rating:  
A beautiful guitar and great value for money
Tuesday, 12 March 2019  |  Ronny

This is a gem of a beauty... it looks great and handles great. If you want a versatile guitar or a Brian May guitar this is it.

Thank you to the master and the producers, this guitar could well sell for the double price and still be worth it.


Rating:  
Great T-Shirt
Tuesday, 12 March 2019  |  Elizabeth

Fabulous T-shirt, bought for teenage son who adores it. Bought medium and sizing is good.


Rating:  
Exactly what I hoped
Tuesday, 12 March 2019  |  John

The tone *is* in this guitar. It's tricky to play for me because I'm accustomed to larger frets and longer scale, but it's worth it. Best surprise for me is how good the tremolo is. Floats like a dream.


Rating:  
Excellent
Tuesday, 12 March 2019  |  Arben

First, I would like to thank the BMG for the attention and care that they have for the costumers. A big thank to Dr. Brian May for being a such a great inspiration and giving us the possibility to afford such an amazing guitar!

The quality of the sound and the esthétique of this guitar is beyond the expectations!

I’m so happy! Thank you!


Rating:  
Spectacular Instrument
Thursday, 28 February 2019  |  David

This guitar is stunning. It's absolutely beautiful, and it's very playable and versatile.


Rating:  
BMG Special Signature Edition... Truly amazing
Tuesday, 19 February 2019  |  Paul

OMG! Thank you just is not enough for this truly amazing guitar that arrived today at my door here in Perth, Western Australia.

Thank you to all concerned and, of course, MASSIVE thanks to Dr. May for his signature... The Queen concert here last year was the best concert I have ever experienced, and I have been to a few over the years!

Amongst my guitars, the BMG Special takes pride of place over them all at number 26!

Thanks so, so much again!


Rating:  
Everything I expected
Saturday, 16 February 2019  |  Vance

Yes!!! I definitely recommend this guitar. Set up and action perfect right out of the box. No further adjustments will not be needed. I am very critical about this and I am amazed on the quality for the price. The guitar is flawless and truly beautiful.

Customer service is the best and answered all my questions before making my purchase.

Thank you for all your help.


Rating:  
Awesome shirt!
Wednesday, 13 February 2019  |  Phyllis

I love my new Brian May Guitars shirt! It's very high quality cotton, and it's fun to look at all the different guitars!


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Misleading *****
Wednesday, 13 February 2019  |  Mark

I would suggest you change the photo of the case on your website as its very misleading. It implies the interior is red and not as the colour you stock! I read, after ordering, the disclaimer saying current stock is grey which is fine but when I called you I was told there would be no further stocks with the red interior. So I suggest the photo should be changed, hence no need for a disclaimer?

I look forward to your reply

Many Thanks

Mark


Rating:  
Nice shirt!
Thursday, 7 February 2019  |  Tadashi

Many kinds of guitars are printed on the shirt and it is very nice!

It seems that Brian's wonderful sounds come from there.


Rating:  
Superb
Thursday, 7 February 2019  |  Craig

Straight out of the box this guitar was superb.

Firstly, the finish was flawless, really fantastic job. The colour of this model really is something special and I love how its appearance changes depending on the amount and angle of light shone onto it. Setup out of the box was spot on, no issues at all.

One extra thing I particularly love is the natural grain in the fingerboard. It has the most striking streak of colour running lengthways up the neck, which has gained some admiring comments from photos, and when used at gigs already from people.


Rating:  
Slim
Monday, 4 February 2019  |  Ronnie

Absolutely beautiful shirt. Only problem is, it definitely runs snug. I ordered a size up and the last button still barely closes.


Rating:  
All around 5 stars!
Saturday, 2 February 2019  |  Mickey

There was a long lag time between when the order was placed, (credit card charged), a notice of the order processed, and the actual shipment, but maybe it was just because it was during Christmas and New Year. Maybe also I was a little impatient and wanting to get the damn thing in my hands!

But the guitar is beautiful, sounds wonderful, and I'm definitely enjoying getting used to it and what I can do with it. My teacher commented on both what a nice guitar it is for the price, and the fact that it. came all the way from the UK to California, and was in such good shape, just ready to play out of the box.

Beautiful instrument!


Rating:  
Amazing shirt and service!
Thursday, 31 January 2019  |  Marcela

I bought this shirt as a gift for my dad - the #1 Brian May fan I know! - and he loved it! The design is incredible and the quality is perfect! He rocked it at the karaoke version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and he couldn’t have been happier.

The service was also perfect and kept me updated on everything regarding the shipment of the shirt. I would really recommend buying this to any Brian May fan you know! Absolutely happy with my purchase.


Rating:  
Genuine quality guitar
Thursday, 31 January 2019  |  Peter

I'm a late blooming (60+) Queen and Brian May Fan courtesy of the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody". I own a number of MIA & CIJ Fender guitars. The Red Special is every bit the equal of the Fenders in build quality & tone, in fact I'd say that the BMG Special is a Tone Monster. The Special through a VOX AC30 is what all we who play guitar search for.

The build quality & finish on the Special is faultless, testament to the obvious high design and build specs demanded by Dr. May before he would put his name to a product. Customer service, communication and delivery to Brisbane, Australia was fantastic.

I would highly recommend this guitar, not only to Queen fans, but to anyone looking for a great to play quality guitar.

Thank you to all at House Music & to Dr. May for making the 'Old Lady' available to we mere guitar mortals

Cheers
Peter Slater • Brisbane, Australia


Rating:  
Great
Monday, 28 January 2019  |  Barbara

Shirt looks great and is very good quality, thanks, Bri - love ya.


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Looks great
Monday, 28 January 2019  |  Glen

How are you all going?

The large version of this sadly isn't the same sizing as the Heather Grey version. The sizes are mismatched. I can't wear it. They look great but yeah that's not because I don't love it but I can't fit inside.

Love your work.


Rating:  
Sounds fantastic!
Friday, 25 January 2019  |  Chris

When I received my guitar at first I thought it had been scratched up on the front plate but, after contacting the company they informed me about the protective film that covers the plate. I then examined the guitar closely and wow... they were correct. The film was articulately placed on the guitar so that it appeared invisible. I removed it (also on the pickups and back plate) and was so happy to see how it made the whole guitar glow.

This is a great guitar! I have several vintage collectors guitars, a 79 Madcat, a Cloud, etc... but this by far is the most beautiful of my collection! And it sounds fantastic!

5 out of 5 stars! Thanks BMG, you guys are great!


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Love the product!
Thursday, 24 January 2019  |  Theo

Very nice looking guitar, also fantastic to play with but when it was delivered the strings were too close attached to the neck, which means when I play, the strings hit the neck and make a terrible sound... I'm going to have to bring it to a local guitar shop to fix it, but that will cost me another sum of money.

Besides this the guitar is very well packed up with the other things I ordered and it all was safely packed in the guitar case.

Love the product!


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Incredible
Thursday, 24 January 2019  |  Noam

I bought the BMG as a gift for my brother, but I just used it to record. My producer loved checking out all the tonal possibilities. Besides the three of us, two other players checked it out, and we all agree - the guitar is incredible.

The guitar is strung with .009's, but my preference is .010's. The guitar is fairly light and has great sustain. The whammy bar is very responsive (only light pressure needed) and doesn't need to be screwed in. The guitar came with a gig bag, but I ordered the hardshell case, which is very sturdy and sports the Brian May logo.

All in all, five stars!


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Lovely service
Wednesday, 23 January 2019  |  Léon

Dear BMG folks

Just received my guitar case. Thanks again for the lovely service.

Kind regards

Léon Kester, The Netherlands


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Lovely reproduction of Dr. May's Red Special
Monday, 21 January 2019  |  Brendan

With all of the idiosyncrasies intact (switches!), this guitar will help the player experience playing the famous Red Special, created by Dr. Brian May. The guitar itself is exeptionally well made, no buzzing, nice string action, very good hand feel on the neck and nice fret heights.

In all, a very comfortable guitar to play for all purposes.


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Awesome, top level guitar
Saturday, 19 January 2019  |  Alessandro

After one year wait, I finally got my BMG Super in September. It came with a stunning hard case and with Optima Gold strings, which you definitely need to play Brian May’s riffs and licks.

With the proper equipment, such as a good treble booster and Vox AC30 amp, its pickups and switching system allow me to obtain almost the same tone, except I’m not Dr. May of course!

I really love my Super and I certainly recommend it. Also all the people at BMG were very kind and attentive.


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Amazing
Thursday, 17 January 2019  |  Stefan

No.1, Amazing guitar with excellent sound, Love you, BMG


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This guitar is just something else
Tuesday, 15 January 2019  |  Caroline

The sounds really are unique and I'm so glad I bought this. I was planning on buying the red one but fell completely in love with the Baby Blue colour when I saw it and, as Brian himself says, "It does not have to be red to be special!"

This is just very, very impressive. And I love that Brian has chosen his guitars to be so affordable. These guitars are so special.

Thank you!


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Sweet Tangerine
Sunday, 13 January 2019  |  Richard

Really love the guitar, would recommend to others wanting a variety of sounds from one instrument, also love the color!

I have an 84 Guild Brian May, #137, I love them both. The price of this guitar was very low for such a high quality guitar, very happy all around.


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Brilliant
Friday, 11 January 2019  |  Peter

This great guitar is for my son's 18th birthday in June. We bought it early because of the popularity of the guitar and how quickly we had seen they sell out.

We experienced first rate customer service, very speedy delivery to Australia which, over Xmas and New Year, was surprising, and then the pleasure of opening the package.

My son played it for about ten minutes and then I packed it up to put away until June. He was devastated as he loved playing it and I must admit it sounds unreal. He tried a few arguments to get it early including using it in his final year music exams but I was adamant it was No..lol!

I jokingly said "if Brian May himself asked me, I'd only consider it". Next thing he's on this website asking to make contact with Dr. May. I really love his cheek, but I guess this shows how much the guitar means to him and, like I said, even to my untrained ear, it's a hell of a guitar. Plus it looks great and is flawless in its production. Brilliant.


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An outstanding homage to a legendary instrument that will blow you away!
Friday, 11 January 2019  |  Dennis

I have many but many guitars of different prices, manufacturers and construction type. This is one of the best sounding and most comfortable guitars in my whole life.

The versatility of the pick ups and controls, the high noiseless output of them, the high quality of construction and the guitar action out of the box are simply hard to believe.

I’m not even gonna talk about price. This beauty is just too sweet for your eyes, ears, pocket and really makes you feel you’re owning a piece of Rock 'N' Roll History. I’ll cherish this guitar forever and will buy it again if I have to.

Thanks to Brian May Guitars for such a jewel.


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Absolutely Amazing Guitar!
Wednesday, 9 January 2019  |  Michael

I just received my new BMG Special in Antique Cherry finish, and I am absolutely thrilled with this beautiful guitar! It plays and sounds just as good as it looks. The quality of workmanship is incredible.

I am a long time owner of several Fender, Gibson and Rickenbacker guitars, and my new BMG Special fits right in with all of these. Without knowing the price of this guitar, I would guess that it would cost several times what I paid for it.

Do yourself a big favor and buy one now! I guarantee you will not be sorry!


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He's in love with his guitar.... got a feel for the whammy bar!
Wednesday, 9 January 2019  |  Lisa

I surprised my husband with this guitar for Christmas and he was thrilled. Thrilled isn't a strong enough word, actually!

He says it plays so easily and the action is great. Much lighter than he would have thought. Beautiful color.

The only less-than-positive: The packaging should probably be upgraded. I was surprised that it was not double-boxed, especially since it traveled such a long way and passed through so many hands. There was no damage to our shipment, but most of the guitars my husband buys come packaged in much heftier boxes.

Thank you so much!


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Terrific guitar
Wednesday, 9 January 2019  |  Shawn

I absolutely love this guitar!!!

Everything about it I love. Fit and finish are good. Sounds great, the switching is a lot of fun to play around with. Loads of tone options. Just a joy to play.


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Amazing
Wednesday, 9 January 2019  |  Rory

Plays amazing and sounds extremely close to the original recordings.


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Awesome Guitar
Wednesday, 9 January 2019  |  Timothy

What a great addition to my own collection. Not only does it look good, it plays so well and has such a great “Queen” sound. Brain May all the way.


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A very well-made, elegant guitar strap.
Wednesday, 9 January 2019  |  Timothy

It complements the Antique Cherry guitar nicely.


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Blown away by this guitar!
Wednesday, 9 January 2019  |  Michael

Firstly, a massive thank you to the staff at BMG. They went above and beyond to assist with my purchase (even messaging me on Facebook to let me know as soon as they had the guitar back in stock after I asked them earlier via FB messenger).

The guitar itself is simply gorgeous. For the price I paid I was amazed by the quality of the build, set up very well, no sharp frets or anything to complain about, even the gig bag is far superior to gig bags you get from other brand guitars costing a lot more.

I've heard people all the time saying things like 'it plays so easily' and 'it plays itself' about guitars they have just bought. I've never really understood that; I've played guitars that just didn't feel right to me, but always played guitars that seemed comfortable enough. I am not an advanced player so I figured maybe it was something that you only really realised once you really know your stuff.

After playing this guitar I finally realise what those people were talking about, it just feels so comfortable and I feel like I can play with much less effort, it just gels with me.

Again, thank you for such a fantastic guitar and great service, could not recommend you enough!


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A volte i sogni si avverano
Tuesday, 8 January 2019  |  Massimo

So che non è le Red Special SUPER ma anche questa riproduzione è di manifattura davvero notevole.

Curata nei minimi particolari, ben rifinita e sorpatutto suona da DIO... complimenti a chi l'ha progettata e realizzata.
Spero, un giorno, di poter acquistare anche la RED SPECIAL SUPER.

Buona Musica a tutti voi by Massy Pellicoro from Scomoda-Mente tribute Band NEGRAMARO.


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Late Delivery
Tuesday, 8 January 2019  |  Keith

After placing an order I received nothing for almost a week.

As it was a busy time of year I called the company and was told my order should have been dispatched a while back, but had not been sent. An immediate dispatch was organised and the order arrived the next day. Just a glitch in the system I guess but all dealt with and apologies given.


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Great little capo
Thursday, 3 January 2019  |  Graham

Bought as a gift for our Queen loving daughter. She is thrilled with it and it works very well indeed on her steel-string acoustic. Excellent product.


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Good quality
Thursday, 3 January 2019  |  Lilja

Good quality, nice T-shirt. As expected


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The best
Tuesday, 1 January 2019  |  James

By far the best guitar strap I’ve ever owned!


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Real value for money
Monday, 31 December 2018  |  Enrico

The guitar is largely above my expectation. Real value for money. Very good looking, very nice playing, accurate finish. Definitely the guitar I missed in my collection. Not difficult to fall in love with.

Assistance post-purchase and delivery to Italy excellent. Grazie Brian!


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Absolutely recommended
Monday, 31 December 2018  |  Antonio

I came into a Super a week ago. I have to thank Brian May Guitars because they have followed me throughout the procedure, from the first messages up to the payment and the traceable shipping, and they answered every email message and we kept constantly in touch with Facebook chat.

The guitar arrived here in impeccable conditions and was also discreetly tuned despite the air travel. It's a faithful replica of Brian May's and I'm having so much fun with the huge neck, the roller bridge and the switch combinations of the pickups... What can I say, my guitar for life!

Absolutely recommended - if you can, try it and get one.


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Very, very satisfied
Thursday, 27 December 2018  |  Andres

Hello BMG Team

Thanks for sending the Brian-May-Shirt to our son Tobias. He is a very great fan of QUEEN - he has many CDs and videos and has looked the "Bohemian Rhapsody" film in cinema. Tobi's greatest wish is to have a conversation with Mr. May in person.

But now to our service in terms of the shirt: We are very, very satisfied and we send best greetings to you with best wishes for 2019!

With kind regards!

Andres Michael Bernhardt


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Love the shirts
Thursday, 27 December 2018  |  Scott

Love the shirts. Ordered one for my daughter and one for me. Only problem was the shipping time to the U.S. and no tracking.

Will be ordering the blue ones when they're available.


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Close fit
Wednesday, 26 December 2018  |  Duncan

Size needs to be looked at... got an XL, fits ok but it’s a close fit.


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Husband loves it!
Wednesday, 26 December 2018  |  Louise

This was a Christmas gift for my husband who has been playing guitar since he was a teenager.

He says it is super comfortable. Very nice! He is thinking of ordering another one for one of his other guitars.

Thanks so much.


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Ordering was easy
Monday, 24 December 2018  |  Jenni

I ordered the BMG Mini May for my 12-yrs. old son. The guitar is amazing! Ordering was easy and the guitar arrived just for our Christmas!


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Great T-shirt
Friday, 21 December 2018  |  Christian

Very good quality T-shirt, fits comfortably, very satisfied with it so far.


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Excellent
Friday, 21 December 2018  |  Mickael

Excellent guitar case, Good finish, left, Thank you very much +++++


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Super pleased!
Wednesday, 19 December 2018  |  Daniel

I don't know what to say so I'll say it all...

I'm not a great guitarist, not a performer. I jam at home for stress relief and to make myself happy.

I was looking at finally getting myself a Strat. A co-worker caught wind of this and being a huge Queen fan pointed out this site to me. Pointed out that Brian May has a doctorate in Astrophysics and had deisgned his own axe. Then I saw the switch setup and learned more. I ordered one, hoping it would be everything I wanted.

Given that the guitar is purely analog I paired it with a full tube 40 watt Marshall and an Orange Micro Terror as well for headphones.

I'm delighted.

I just can't find a limit yet. My only problem so far has been that the tremolo bar seems to rise a bit high under my palm but really, I'm no expert and I may be able to remedy that with another whammy bar and just cutting down the length where it engages the bridge a little. Maybe. Dunno, I might need some time to adjust my technique instead.

I'm one very happy strumming, picking guitar player these days.


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Awesome Shirt
Wednesday, 19 December 2018  |  Michelle

This shirt will be cherished by my son who has an array of guitars and is a Brian May/Queen fan.

So happy this shirt was added to your others.

Thank you.


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Happy
Tuesday, 18 December 2018  |  Raymond

My guitar arrived safely and in perfect shape... delivered in a very reasonable time and is exactly what I wanted... the finish and construction of this guitar is superb... the best I have ever had... My Gordon Smith Gypsy now stands in second place... Thank you!


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5 Stars +++++
Monday, 17 December 2018  |  Bruce

I absolutely love this guitar, and can't stop playing it. I have a Vox AC30HW2X and its a perfect match (although I do have to turn the amp down to 15 watts).

I waited several months for it while some details were worked out on the windings of the pickups (I'm told that Dr. May wasn't happy with a couple batches and wanted these pick-ups to be as faithful as possible to the tonal characteristics of the originals... that speaks volumes to the quality of this instrument).

The craftsmanship of this guitar is phenomenal and the detail is exacting, even down to the three strap holes in the end of the guitar (just like the original). The staff at Brian May Guitars was a delight to work with and very helpful with all of the details of the purchase.

The sound that this instrument produces is unlike any other guitar I've ever played. There's thirteen (or some such) different combinations. It's like having a Telecaster, a Stratocaster, and a Les Paul all in one guitar.

Absolutely love it and can't recommend it enough.


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Excellent
Friday, 14 December 2018  |  Pablo

Excellent strings !! In fact I am waiting for products sold out, and for the BMG Super !!!


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Wonderful
Thursday, 13 December 2018  |  Léon

Last Friday, my Brian May guitar got delivered. It is wonderful!

I want to thank you for the service and fast delivery!


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Kudos to all
Thursday, 13 December 2018  |  David

Just want to offer kudos and "I'd go for a pint with all of you" if I could.

Hats off to Barry Moorhouse over there in England, and Dave Good (in the USA) for their efforts in getting my order through before failing on my own with my stupid US credit card company.

Can't wait to get to get me hands around her neck! (Oh, a bit cheeky?)

Again, Huzzah to all!


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Tres bon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018  |  Patricia

Livraison rapide bon produit


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Great little guitar
Sunday, 9 December 2018  |  John

Fantastic customer service from House and super fast delivery.

As it comes out of the box, intonation was a little off - 5 minute fix, action was a little higher than I like - again, easy fix. Great tone from a little guitar and it certainly isn't a toy. I'm 62 years old and haven't touched a guitar for almost 40 years but it all came flooding back and I couldn't put it down My fingers are killing me. I bought a Yamaha THR10 to go with it - best decision I ever made. Then my wife saw me drooling over a Digitech Trio + and bought one for me as a birthday present (I knew there was a reason I married her). It'll soon be Christmas so I am currently making sure that every time she comes into the room I am drooling over a BMG Super...

BTW, I am a lifelong Queen fan (I hitchhiked across Europe on my own in 1986 to see them in Budapest).


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Nice bass, great action...
Saturday, 1 December 2018  |  Randall

I find this bass to be very nice with a great tone and low action. The finish is beautiful.

The only issue I have, which is minor, is that the knobs are not level. In other words, when holding the bass and looking down at the knobs, they are tilted, higher on one side than the other; not flat with an even amount of space between the underside of the knobs and the top of the guitar. When you look from the front you don't notice it, but I rarely look from the front as I am playing it. Are they just press fit knobs that I can reseat? I've never seen this before and I own 26 basses.

Other than that, the bass is very nice


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Magnificent
Thursday, 29 November 2018  |  Alexis

Hello, I just received the guitar BMG Special and its cover.

Thank you for your professionalism... She is magnificent.


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Top quality
Thursday, 29 November 2018  |  Frank

I added this to my order and it arrived in perfect condition. Material and printing top quality though the size is quite a LARGE LARGE!!

A bit disappointed with the shade as was expecting the lovely heather shown on the picture... Looks more like a black to me and as I work in quality control with fabrics can tell the difference!


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Beautiful quality
Thursday, 29 November 2018  |  Frank

This was out of stock for a short time, but they advised me when it was available for purchase. Beautiful quality material and printing it looks really attractive, and can be worn casual with jeans, or more formal with a smart pair of trousers. I ordered large, which fits perfectly.

I would advise other customers that they need to go up a size as the fittings are slightly on the small size. Hopefully some more products are being added in 2019.


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Perfect shirt
Wednesday, 28 November 2018  |  Christoph

awesome


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Quality matches the price
Wednesday, 28 November 2018  |  Ronald

Very happy with this guitar shoulder strap, excellent quality and very comfortable.


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Truly Brian May all the way
Wednesday, 28 November 2018  |  Brett

Perfect player right out of the box! I absolutely love it!


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Delighted
Thursday, 22 November 2018  |  Damien

Excellent item, good fit and material, retains shape and color after washing, delighted with this tee.


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Great service from the other side of the globe!
Tuesday, 20 November 2018  |  Keaton

Thanks to the whole BMG team for fantastic communication & care throughout the whole order.

The international shipping was brilliant & easy to track my axe’s journey from the U.K to Aus!

BMG staff have been great via email & on social media. My BMG Special is an absolute thing of beauty. The craftsmanship, the look, feel & sound are great, thanks again 👍


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Quick and correct
Sunday, 18 November 2018  |  Christophe

The ordering page is really easy to use.
The feedback mails are strictly correct.
The order came at home as soon as possible.


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Versatile, well made, fantastic looking
Saturday, 10 November 2018  |  Andy

I bought a Brian May Super from here... Let's be honest - these are expensive! And very hard to get hold of - mine took 2 years to arrive! Lots of hopeful ETA dates emailed through - met with disappointment time and time again... but this month it arrived!

“Was it all worth it?” - the wait and the anguish??

Oh yes - what a fantastic piece of artwork this is. And I do describe this as a piece of art - it looks fantastic, the colour is rich and sumptuous, the finish across the guitar is impeccable - at this price you would expect this - and the Super delivers across the board.

The guitar came impeccably packed, in a really smart, BM logo'd case and double boxed full of padding - so arrived in A1 condition. For me the disappointment was no signed certificate, a quick call to BMG and that was cleared up - they just wanted the customers to get the guitars as quick as possible, the certificate followed as promised a week later.

On opening - I was shocked to see the guitar is shipped with the trem arm attached - unusual. Again I will emphasize just how good the finish is on the guitar, - just perfect.

On playing, well this is a true like for like of Brian's - the neck is really big - feels awkward, feels wrong... for about 2 mins, then it feels great - the set up was perfect, it's low, quick, and in tune straight out of the box.

I could write for ever on just how pleased I am. But I would bore you - the sounds are astounding, even with a little 10w Vox! My top tip is buy direct from BMG - 3rd parties are useless, they have no idea what is going on with deliveries - speak to Barry @BMG - the only guy who seems to know what's actually happening.

You name it - this really has it - looks, build quality, tone, head turner - yes it is expensive, yes you will have to wait, yes they are rare (100 per year) but it really is worth it.

From the way it's packed, to the quality of the guitar case, to the finish of the body - this guitar screams quality, oozes tone and shouts character...

I 100% recommend you buy one - if you can get one.


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Outstanding
Friday, 9 November 2018  |  Daniel

This guitar really is a thing of beauty. Superb level of finish on every item, body, pickups, bridge and tremolo unit.
However purchases one of the BMG Super’s will not be dissapointed.

Customer services are spot on, always warm and welcoming on the telephone/email.
Thank you to all the BMG team.


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Sounds and plays great
Tuesday, 30 October 2018  |  Mark

Great to finally own a copy of the iconic guitar. Sounds and plays great.


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First electric guitar and I love it
Tuesday, 30 October 2018  |  Juan

I’d been playing bass for a little over a year and figured I’d move onto electric guitar when I purchased my BMG SPECIAL.

To say the least, I have been extremely satisfied with my purchase. Queen is my favorite band of all time and if you’re looking for that signature Queen guitar sound you can’t do any better than this for a better price. There are so many different types of sounds you can get out of this guitar thanks to the pickup switches and the phasing switches that sometimes you forget they’re all coming out of the same guitar.

I look forward to playing this beautifully crafted guitar for many more years to come.


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A dream.
Thursday, 25 October 2018  |  Tyler

Was absolutely thrilled when my BMG special arrived. Not only because I couldn’t wait, but with the care that was taken into such a beautiful instrument and the relatively speedy delivery.

But the instrument itself is a dream. Plays really well and comes pretty much ready to play. Little set up required if any other than the tremolo arm. If you are thinking of getting this guitar, even if you think “oh, I’m not that great a player”, it’s a great instrument to not only have, but makes it so much fun to put time into and want to play all day.


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Awesome product
Wednesday, 24 October 2018  |  Ivana

The shirt is amazing. Great material.

If you follow the size chart, there should be no problem with size. I'm a woman, 170cm tall and average built and ordered S size. Fits great, not too tight, not too loose. Just great.

From my experience I'd recommend Americans to order one size larger than they are, because this S is not American S, but European S which is smaller.

Delivery didn't take too long and is quite cheap (within EU). Great work.


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A thing of utter beauty
Thursday, 11 October 2018  |  Hammer2Fall

I was lucky enough to buy one of the first batch of 16 produced by KZ in 2008. This instrument is a thing of beauty and quality that never disappoints. I also have a very early Burns BM Signature Guitar

The thing that surprised me is the difference in neck profile between the 2 guitars. The Super is intended to be very faithful of course. But the neck feels huge for me in comparison to the wafer-thin slimline neck I got used to on the Burns and also to the ultra fast necks on my Ibanez RG series guitars i was playing semi pro back in the late 80's. The Super really was a bit of a word-of-mouth secret way back when I put my name on the waiting list, with little to find about it online, so it was a bit of a shock to open the case and pick up this neck.

I understand Jamie Moses had the neck of his Super skinnied down to be more like a Strat profile, and I can see why! But if you are investing personally in a high-end & faithful replica of the 'Old Lady' then it makes this a much bigger consideration. I get it - Brian is able to wring such beautiful expression out of his guitars and if he asks for a faithful replica, then who am I to tell him he's wrong. LOL... Heck, no!

So the tone, the sustain, the quality of the feel and of the finish are all just far superior for the Super. It really is a thing of utter beauty, and I just can't bring myself to play it with a sixpence, as it deserves reverence and worship.

But, as far as the convenience of playability is concerned (and this is probably as much down as much to my personal playing style and LOFT (lack of flippin talent), the Burns is the "Red Special" I reach for through choice.

I'd love it to be different. I'd love to hear that the more recent Super version has at least a choice of neck profiles. Maybe then I'd buy another and keep the faithful KZ produced guitar on its altar for worship, and play the crap out of the new one, having a neck profile that really suited my playing style. But this is an expensive dream, and my days of playing Queen/Brian May are not so regular now.

So only 4 stars from me, although frankly these 4 stars carry more weight and personal value than any of my other guitars that I would rank as 5 stars, just because she's the nearest thing to the "Old Lady".

"Fat bottomed girl, you make the rockin' world go round". LOL


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LOVE MY BMG SHIRT!
Sunday, 7 October 2018  |  Nancye

I ordered mine during the preorder stage (like March?), so it felt like it took forever to get here, but it really didn't once it was mailed (I'm in the USA).

I ordered a M and it's fine, but I don't like to button it up because it's not a flattering cut for a woman. I wore it unbuttoned with a light colored tank top underneath for the September 14th Las Vegas show, and my sister rolled the sleeves up a couple of times to give it a "cool" factor.

So pleased that I got it for way cheaper than they were selling it at the merch table at the concert ($100USD) and I got a LOT of compliments on it from complete strangers. Imagine my delight when my sister and I ran into Brian at the restaurant after the show and I was able to show him I was wearing THE SHIRT! His son Jimmy was also wearing one.

I want some more items with the guitars! THANKS!


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Small is beautiful
Friday, 28 September 2018  |  Hermann

Now that I've had some time to play with it, I thought I'd share my thoughts here.

It arrived in a good shape, perfectly playable after having been tuned, with quite good intonation. No further setup needed. Of course, the size enforces a different playing position while sitting than its "big sister", but apart from that it plays surprisingly well. Since I bought it mainly as a travel guitar, I'm happy with it; together with a little Blackstar Fly 3 amp, it's just what I wanted.

The 22.7" scale length is close enough to normal, so my "finger brain" wasn't irritated too much. The neck is a bit less wide than the Special's, but it's still easily playable, at least for my fingers. It has a slightly rough finish on the backside, unlike the polished neck on the Special. Feels nice.

One thing that I'm not overly happy with: the balance. You can't easily play it strapped while standing, since the neck dives heavily. Inevitable with the geometry, I guess. Fastening a strap to the head isn't really working well, either, since the body is rather short - the whole neck is moving too far to the right then. It's obviously meant for a sitting position.

Anyway - it does what I want, it looks great, sounds OK, and I think I got a really good value for the price paid. I can sit and play with it for hours, and that's what I've been frequently doing since I got it


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Another Excellent Guitar
Thursday, 20 September 2018  |  Jamie

Many thanks to all at House Music.

My latest BMG guitar arrived last week, this time a signed Special, to add to my Rhapsody, Mini My, Uke and Super.

As good as ever! I love these guitars.


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Awesome Guitar - Exactly what we need
Monday, 10 September 2018  |  Martin

This guitar is simply wonderful. I've always wanted a Rhapsody, but I'm not a huge fan of the B-Band electronics which the old models had - as soon as I saw they had changed to Fishman, I bought one immediately.

I'm in an acoustic band, but we play loud and fast. For that reason, the electronics in the guitar and the small size and weight of it is a perfect fit. The body is very small, so although the tone is lovely, purely acoustic it's not got massive sound, though plugged in with that Fishman pickup, the sound is really full. For us, it's perfect, as it's really as close as you can get to having an Electric that's still an acoustic, in terms of size, feel and look.

No guitar is perfect and I've had a couple of minor issues - I had to put a large washer on the inside of the jack socket as it kept coming loose (I supposed it's not really designed for the jump-around energetic gigs we do), and a new set of strings can take a bit of time to settle, but apart from that it's not let me down. The only addition I've made is to add a strap nut on the base of the neck as I prefer to attach a strap there rather than at the top.

It has a wide but short fretboard (even though there's 24 frets), which I love, but bear that in mind if you're used to thinner boards. For me, it fits perfectly, and when I slip it over my shoulder before a gig I get that feeling that only guitarists will understand - when a guitar just feels like an extension of you, rather than just an instrument.

All in all, bang for buck, best guitar I've ever owned.


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Amazing quality
Monday, 10 September 2018  |  Richard

Using this strap with my BMG Red Signature Special. Guitar strap is amazing quality, durable and definitely looks the part. Couldn’t ask for better.


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Gold strings? I would never use anything else, darling!
Wednesday, 5 September 2018  |  Bil

I own one of the original Burns guitars, and always use these strings. They're a bit pricier than normal, but if you have an RS they sound and feel perfect.

No other strings really come close.

Treat yourself and see the difference.


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A ukulele I will always treasure
Wednesday, 5 September 2018  |  Louise

My autographed ukulele was actually delivered on my birthday!

It will take pride of place in my lounge room. It's a great little uke and the electronics are fabulous. There is a bit of a buzz on a couple of frets but this may be improved with a set of carbon fibre strings.

The staff at BMG have been terrific and I hope one day I may be able to purchase one of the BMG guitars.


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Metal May!
Thursday, 30 August 2018  |  Paulina

Fantastic and beautiful!! It was worth to wait for it!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... A dream come true!
Wednesday, 29 August 2018  |  Dario

I've been a Queen fan since childhood and have attended some live concerts of the band since 2005.

I never thought have one of these replicas in my hands. The guitar is beautiful and it's specially signed by Dr. May. It has an amazing sound and feel. The switching system is incredible.

I want to thank Brian May and his team for making a dream come true at an affordable price.

It's been worth the wait!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... How I still love you
Thursday, 23 August 2018  |  Endre

I was only 16 when I've seen Queen in Budapest '86. Years later went to a local guitar shop to ask about a pickup sounds like the Red Special. The guy was smiling and said that's also needed a hand like Brian's hand. Now a dream become true, I got that sound! (Hands… well, I have 5 fingers too)

I still can't believe it. That signed guitar is not just an instrument, this relic is a jewel of my living room.

Faithfully yours
Endre


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Setup was perfect
Thursday, 23 August 2018  |  Mark

I ordered my BMG Special on 8-10-2018 and it arrived at my house in Ohio, USA on 8-21-2018. While it seemed like eternity, it really was pretty quick.

The guitar is every bit as beautiful in person as it is in pictures. Such a classy look. I was surprised at how light it was. I was expecting it to weigh more like one of my Les Pauls. Fretboard is absolutely awesome. The setup was perfect. Took it out of the box; tuned it up and played it.

It definitely has its own sound. I’ve never owned a guitar with single coils. I have found I like the sound of the bridge and middle pickups in phase and the sound of all three pickups, with either the bridge out of phase or the neck out of phase.

My only criticism would be that with the body so light that it’s a little top heavy... the headstock wants to droop down a bit. Nonetheless, it’s a great guitar. Glad I bought it. A nice addition to my collection.


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Incredible value for the money
Thursday, 23 August 2018  |  Hendrik

Very happy with this purchase.

The finish is almost perfect. Though not a 100% replica of Brian's guitar, it is close enough to get the job done.

The neck is surprisingly meaty yet very comfortable. Very happy and would buy this again in a heartbeat.


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Really cool
Wednesday, 22 August 2018  |  David

Really cool little pickguard. I just wish most of the colors weren't sold out.

If you get more black and white in stock, I'll purchase a few more.


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Nice shirt!
Wednesday, 22 August 2018  |  Laura

I ordered the X-Large & it turned out to be too big, but it's perfect anyway. Bigger is better! Nice soft material too.


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Received as requested
Wednesday, 22 August 2018  |  Josh

I received everything as ordered. As I am in the United States it would be nice to have available tracking information, but completely satisfied with my purchase.


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Fun product
Monday, 20 August 2018  |  Jonathan

Looked at getting the shirt at the concerts but limited stocks, used the shirt now at a gig, which felt good in honour of Dr. May.

Only issue would be sizes, the largest size just fits someone at 46" chest so, be warned, get a bigger one than you think you need.

I would suggest BMG adds an extra size to the collection for those of the larger frame.


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Right on!
Friday, 17 August 2018  |  John

High quality, extremely comfortable guitar strap from Spanish manufacturer Right-On! Solid adjustment system and lots of cubby holes for those spare sixpences - two cubbies already occupied by Right-On plectrums!


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Snug as a bug!
Friday, 17 August 2018  |  John

Excellent quality, sturdy hard case that holds your Red Special nice and snug with zero wooble. Nice roomy neck compartment too!


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One happy customer!
Thursday, 16 August 2018  |  Frima

Great T-shirt, fantastic quality, and received excellent customer services.


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Best birthday present ever!
Thursday, 16 August 2018  |  Lauren

Just received my signed BMG Red Special! Truly the best 18th birthday present ever! Thank you SO much, Dr. Brian May and Brian May Guitars!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... A beautiful instrument
Wednesday, 15 August 2018  |  Andy

A special delivery today, The Red Special that arrived safe and sound at Queen Lodge, my 1st thought was OMG it's beautiful, thank you so much Dr. Brian May for such a beautiful instrument and your time to sign it, will be treasured and played forever Thank you Brian May Guitars.


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A SPECIAL shirt
Tuesday, 14 August 2018  |  Ciril

First of all, I am very happy with the design and the look of the shirt!

I checked all the measurements for certain sizings, therefore I bought a perfect fit.

I am looking forward to return to this site again


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Pure black beauty
Sunday, 12 August 2018  |  Jim

I have been playing my 25th anniv. silver Strat since 1978 and needless to say it was May's playing, even my Mum loved the sound of Queen, that influenced me to play. The BMG MM (Metal May) is a guitar of pure black beauty. Believe it or not but when Brian May took over production I wrote and asked his factory in England to build something similar. They were not able to do it then but now they have it! OMG, talk about the stars lining up with that.

With that being said it did take a bit of getting used to in two major areas:

1. The neck - There is room to play on this bad boy of a fret board! I have long fingers so I only noticed a minor difference on the thickness of the neck but it does have a feel all its own. I also had to adjust to the spaces between the strings as they are wider but for some reason made bending easier.

2. The switches - Unlike my Strat the Metal May has so many variables it takes more than just a week or so to get a grip on some of the variations. I suggest to vary the switches and your amp settings to get your OWN sound, one that feels good to you then map it out on paper so you don't forget. And folks, my review is based on NO effects.

The Metal May does a great job on sustains, bending strings (I am sure that bending is more difficult with my Strat due to the width of the neck and pick ups (the MM seems to offer a board designed with bending in mind), feedback is fun to play with as well.

My Strat is made with a heavy wood body of which I have grown accustomed to. Upon receiving the MM I noticed it to be lighter than mine but keep in mind this is the more affordable axe as compared to BMG Super. And for some folks too heavy of a guitar can be a strain on the neck/shoulders.

The unique sound is routed through the Tri Sonic pickups which are incredible to hear. And again, with the array of switches the sounds are endless from bright to crunch. I like crunch!

Overall a well thought out guitar at a price that is competitive in today's market. I never thought as a 16 year old kid seeing Queen in Las Vegas at the Aladdin Theater that I would even come close to holding my hero's guitar.

My bucket list is the BMG Super but this will abide my time quite well my dear!

Sincerely,

Jim Dale


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Very nicely made
Tuesday, 7 August 2018  |  Martyn

The scratchplate itself is very nicely made.

My guitar is one of the older Burns models and the spacing of the pickups are slightly further apart. This means that it’s slightly short.

I will be able to get over the problem by moving it down slightly and make 3 pickup surrounds, which will make the guitar more authentic.


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Love this shirt!
Friday, 3 August 2018  |  James

Great shirt, awesome design.

Echo the other folks that say it's sized small - wish i had ordered a XXL - but I guess this is a good impetus to lose those 10 pounds so I can button it... in the meantime, it looks great with the May T-shirt underneath!


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Well made, snug fit
Saturday, 28 July 2018  |  Neil

A well made case & the BMG Special is a very snug fit. Again, money well spent to protect my new favourite guitar.


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Money very well spent!
Saturday, 28 July 2018  |  Neil

I finally got to play my new BMG Special. First impressions are very good. It's well made, a joy to look at & a joy to play. Money very well spent!


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Amazing!
Wednesday, 25 July 2018  |  Markus

I always loved Brian’s shirt design on tour! Very happy to own one now! I wear normally a Large size, but I ordered a XL because I‘ve read they are smaller.

This was the right decision and I have to say I love it! An amazing shirt, highly recommend!!!


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Royal excellency
Wednesday, 25 July 2018  |  Peter

Great shirt, fabulous design, comfortable to wear, typical Queen and the shirt looks fantastic on everyone who wears it.

Pure class!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... This rocks
Tuesday, 24 July 2018  |  Paolo

I'm not a guitar specialist, but this item truly rocks!


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Great shirt
Tuesday, 24 July 2018  |  Rich

It is awesome. The only problem is that we Americans must have broader shoulders and backs. I like my shirts XL and loose. The shirt would probably be a medium over here. I couldn't button the shirt and I'm not that big. I will probably order a new one soon and give this one to my son.

But like I said, I love it. Can't wait to shop again through you... saving for a guitar!!!


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A great shirt
Monday, 23 July 2018  |  Luke

A great shirt, I will be wearing it when performing with my Queen tribute band, SUPREME QUEEN up and down the UK most weekends!


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Expensive experiment
Sunday, 22 July 2018  |  Andrew

I bought these strings as a treat. I wanted to know how they compared to my usual brand, D’Addario.

Optima sound lovely and bright, but not too bright. Because gold is a soft metal, these strings will bend a lot further, and are so smooth on the fingers. I also think they are kind to the frets. I use a Thai 1 baht coin for a pick and these strings will not go out of tune.

In a nutshell, I will be buy these again. Long live Queen!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Very special
Thursday, 19 July 2018  |  John

Received my BMG Special signed by Dr. May and found it to be perfect in every way. Beautiful guitar. Thank you


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Good information
Thursday, 19 July 2018  |  Birgit

Everything went very well.
Good information all way through.


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Official BMG Shirt
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Dries

👍🏻


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Really happy & excited
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Santiago

I am writing to tell you that I have received the guitar, and I am really happy and excited. It is a product of the highest quality, and it is a pleasure to play my music in the red special

It arrived in a very short time until Buenos Aires and in excellent conditions.

It is a highly recommended product. Now I understand why it bears Brian's signature.

Greetings and love from Buenos Aires!


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Heather navy
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Dries

The color is not exactly like the foto.


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Quality
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Stephen

A quality item that mirrors the quality of the guitar!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Beautiful instrument
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Stephen

A shame the wait for it was 6 months and upon receipt strings D And A were fitted the wrong way round!
In conclusion a beautiful instrument.


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Snug fit
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Mary

I ordered a large size for my husband as his normal size, Charles Tyrwhitt and other such brands, but found this shirt to be a slightly snug fit.


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Elites electric strings
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Roland

Not used for now, I know it's good.


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Great BMG shirt
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Roland

Good quality.


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Great shirt + great service
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Carl

I love my shirt! It's well made and just plain beautiful. It was shipped quickly and easily. A lot of times things from the UK to the USA take some time, but this arrived in no time at all. Love it!


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A great product!
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Amanda

This is a great product! I love the fabric, it’s nice and comfortable, lightweight, and the color of all the guitars is amazing! I very much look forward to BMG making more shirts and I simply adore that I can now show my appreciation for my idol Brian, by wearing his shirt.

Thanks for him for designing it and thank you for the packaging, as it was very protected. A bit expensive for overseas though, I’ll admit. But Thanks again!!


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Beautiful shirt
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Ed

XXL must mean something different here in the States. It's a bit small on me.


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Love the shirt
Tuesday, 10 July 2018  |  Kevin

Love the shirt, except be careful, the size runs small. Bought an XL which is closer to a large. I also bought a T-shirt in XL . It seems to be a true XL. Nice quality and comfortable, 100% cotton so don’t dry it in a dryer! Would have rated 5 Stars, if not for the size dilemma.


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Great Shirt/Great Service
Tuesday, 10 July 2018  |  Gail

Great BMG guitar shirt! Can't wait to wear it in Vegas!


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Great quality shirt & great design
Tuesday, 10 July 2018  |  Frank

The only thing is that the sizes are very small.

If you normaly use a medium, buy at least large. Mine large had same size as small...

But as always you get an outstanding service.


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Love it
Tuesday, 10 July 2018  |  Alessio

Fantastic love it!!


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Wonderful product
Tuesday, 10 July 2018  |  Momoko

More than I expected


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Everything is OK
Monday, 9 July 2018  |  Péter

Great item


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Great shirt
Thursday, 5 July 2018  |  Andy

Shirt arrived later than I had hoped.


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Perfect
Monday, 2 July 2018  |  Tony

Very smooth to order, and deliver. Perfect fit with the colorful design.


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Superb chemise !!!
Saturday, 30 June 2018  |  Puille

Great shirt and good quality. Thank you BMG.


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Fantastic quality shirt
Thursday, 28 June 2018  |  Andrew

Fantastic quality Brian May Guitars shirt... I had an issue with the size as it came up a bit small, but with one phone call was exchanged to an XL in no time.


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Another perfect product!
Wednesday, 27 June 2018  |  Peter

Yes, another perfect product from Brian in my Queen collection.

P.S. And now I'm waiting for my next ( econd) guitar signed by Brian. Excellent times! Peter.


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A1 service all round!
Wednesday, 27 June 2018  |  Tim

Many thanks for your prompt service guys.

I had ordered an XL size shirt, but being a chunky Northerner, I noticed that I required an XXL size. After speaking on the phone, an exchange was made with no fuss at all.

A great shirt it is too! Much appreciated, folks!


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Brian May Guitars Shirt
Wednesday, 27 June 2018  |  Juan

Fantastic, very funny shirt!!!


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Guitar shirt appreciation
Wednesday, 27 June 2018  |  Michel

Very nice

Cordially, MPezzano


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Life of the party
Wednesday, 27 June 2018  |  Ian

When I first saw Bri wearing the shirt I thought, "How cool's that". Now I'll be the life of the party with my own shirt.

Thanks, Bri.

Ian


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Fabulous
Wednesday, 27 June 2018  |  Cheryl

My shirt is just fantastic. It fits great and the quality is perfect. The communication with BMG was awesome as they let me know via email regularly on the ETA. To see Brian’s jacket in the same pattern at the Q+AL concerts just made my day.

Would recommend the shirt and the company with 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Thank you
Tuesday, 26 June 2018  |  Michael

Hello House Music & Dr May

Please find that the hand signed Red Special guitar along with its padded soft case and also the hard case that I ordered, have all arrived safely across to Northern Ireland.

This will be a fantastic birthday present for my dad and a real family heirloom to be passed down from one generation to the next.

Thank you so much to you all and a special thanks to Dr. May for signing the guitar and making this something to treasure.

Kindest regards,

Michael L


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Tutto perfetto
Monday, 18 June 2018  |  Sergio

Fantastica!! Grazie per avermi spedito la chitarra in tempom per il compleanno di mio figlio! Great!! Thank you for sending me the guitar in tempom for my son's birthday! Thank You!!


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Tutto perfetto
Monday, 18 June 2018  |  Sergio

Grazie mille per avermi spedito in tempo per il compleanno di mio figlio... la chitarra e la strap.

Thank you so much for sending me in time for my son's birthday... The guitar and the strap.


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Really amazing
Sunday, 17 June 2018  |  Cesar

This guitar looks great, the finish is very well done and the sonic possibilities are endless. The sounds you can get out of this guitar are really amazing and It surely has that Brian May tone to It. Marvelous instrument!!!


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Great shirt... but check size specs
Tuesday, 12 June 2018  |  Ronald

This is a beautiful shirt and I absolutely love the look and design of this shirt, but unfortunately will be unable to wear it myself due to not paying closer attention to the size specifications before I ordered.

I wear XXL shirts every day, but this XXL runs small. If your chest is over 46" (116cm) it will not be a great fit. I will probably end up gifting this shirt to a friend.


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Great Service
Monday, 11 June 2018  |  Mathias

Very fast delivery to Germany within 3 Days !!! All Items well packed. thx


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Fantastic guitar!
Thursday, 7 June 2018  |  Bimal

A Brian May Guitar has been on my wish list for ages - as long as they have been available, but it was only recently that I looked into getting one, and was amazed by the price for such a high spec instrument.

I already have 7 guitars, covering all of the classic types, and with prices covering a huge range as well. How would the BMG Special compare?

It was packed safely and securely, delivered promptly. When I took it out of the packaging, I was stunned by just what a beautiful looking instrument it is. It was set up very nicely as well, with a comfortable action that suits me down to the ground. When I finally plugged it in, the sound was crisp and clear, and the various switching options gave a huge range of choices.

I have created some dedicated patches in my FX unit, which allow me to get the legendary classic sounds, but the guitar suits all of my other patches as well - it's versatile and having the 2 octave neck gives me extra freedom! The ebony fingerboard is lovely - I have always loved ebony and I just don't know how BMG can do it for this price!

This is a superb bargain - snap one up quickly: you won't be disappointed!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Old lady autografata dal doc.
Tuesday, 5 June 2018  |  Stefania

Emozione unica. La cosa più bella è stato vedere la felicità di mio figlio (Alessandro Brian) di due anni e mezzo, che mentre scartavo l'imballaggio urlava "la chitarra di Ma! La chitarra di May!"


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BMG Special Signature Edition
Tuesday, 5 June 2018  |  Christopher

Very nice guitar


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Such an iconic axe!
Wednesday, 30 May 2018  |  Jean-Christophe

What to say? The BMG Special is close to perfection : lightweight, easy to play with a very stable tremolo from Wilkinson. The short scale neck with 24 frets is a bit disconcerting for my large fingers. The cherry red color is very eye-candy. You can see the beauty of the mahogany in the transparency.

The sound is... unbelievable, way beyond my expectations! Neither a Strat or a Les Paul, somewhere in between. The RS can be very twangy (try the bridge pickup alone!) or very muddy (try 3 pickups together in phase).

The clean sounds are beautiful, shimmering and mesmerizing. Of course, this axe is made to rock at full throttle! With distorted sounds, it sings, goes in feedback easily, the neck is fast. With a bit of practice, you find the right pickup combinations to re-create the iconic sounds of Brian!

Gift in the gift, my guitar has the silver signature of the Master on its body...


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Very comfortable and classy
Wednesday, 30 May 2018  |  Jean-Christophe

I have chosen the red strap to fit with my cherry Red Special. The strap is very comfortable and well padded, easy to lengthen or shorten.

A great feature : there are two spaces to place your picks... or your sixpence coins!


Rating:  
Amazing guitar
Monday, 21 May 2018  |  Grigori

A really wonderful guitar. Superb condition, action, sound, really comfortable. Was shipped to me fast and safe too... Great job!


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Great service
Friday, 18 May 2018  |  J.W.Smith

Excellent case befitting an excellent guitar... Great service from supplier.


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Perfect guitar
Thursday, 17 May 2018  |  Gerlinde

It was worth to wait so long for this signed guitar. It sounds very good and my son plays it all day long.


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Great sound, reasonable price!
Tuesday, 8 May 2018  |  Alessandra

This guitar, at this price, is far exceeding my expectations. Clear, brilliant sound, faithful to the original one. I love the keyboard (really easy to play), the bridge tremolo and the endless sound options given by the 6 switches.

Gotta' try it!


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Money well spent
Monday, 7 May 2018  |  Pericles

Lovely instrument, received well packaged and on time. My son is in love with it... and so are the neighbours!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Help me down from the moon
Friday, 4 May 2018  |  Tobias

I just received the guitar a few weeks ago, and I can't understand how it is possible to get such a good guitar to this price! Simply if you are considering to buy one of these guitars and aren't sure yet - just buy it you will not regret it!

This guitar will give you anything from some nice strat sounds to a tele and Les Paul type of sound. It is so versatile and I am sure that many will agree to this. I must have another one in the near future - even if it dosen't have a signature from Dr. Brian May.


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Loved it!
Thursday, 3 May 2018  |  Ted

Was a gift and he loved it! Thanks for the timely shipping!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... UK to New Zealand in 1 piece
Thursday, 3 May 2018  |  Andy

This was a great purchase which was made easier with the help from Gill who made sure, on my arrival from New Zealand to the UK to run the hottest on record London Marathon for MacMillan Cancer Support charity, that the guitar was all ready and waiting for me to return to New Zealand with it.

The extra hard case that I ordered to go with it was worth its weight in gold, as the guitar made it 13,000 miles around the world in 1 piece, flying economy!!

This guitar will take pride and joy placed in the entrance to my house for all to see and admire. Who knows, maybe it will get played as well - occasionally


Rating:  
Excellent strings
Tuesday, 1 May 2018  |  Neil

Excellent strings - brought my acoustic sound alive


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High quality T-shirt, fast delivery
Thursday, 26 April 2018  |  Frank

Thank you very much for the fast delivery to Germany. This T-Shirt is a "must have" for me as a great Brian May fan and guitarist.
The design is great, the quality is very good. The processing in your online-shop is very easy and fast to do.
Thank you very much.


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Excel.lent
Thursday, 26 April 2018  |  Gonzalo

I love it!


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Great T-shirt
Wednesday, 25 April 2018  |  Karen

Bought this T-shirt for my husband for his birthday. He loved the design. Good quality and fitted well. Very happy with it.


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T-shirt as expected
Wednesday, 25 April 2018  |  Slavka

I like the material, quality and delivery was really fast. It’s a pity that M is the smallest available size but still, the T-shirt is perfect and I like it very much.


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Great service
Thursday, 19 April 2018  |  Gunter

Thank you very much for the great service and the fulfilment of a little extra request. THANK YOU!!!


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Excellent performance
Wednesday, 18 April 2018  |  Chris

This is the single most awesome thing I have ever bought, the guitar itself came well packaged and arrived when promised. The build quality is fantastic and, even better, the sound is out of this world. The team were great, prompt, and polite in all my dealings with them. This was an excelent overall performance... I just need to learn to play now!


Rating:  
Wow!
Tuesday, 17 April 2018  |  Tony

The Brian May Guitars Special is a tonal T-Rex. Sounds awesome through a Vox... all I need now is a big curly wig!


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The most versatile guitar I own
Sunday, 15 April 2018  |  William

If you've never owned or played a Red Special before, I'd recommend starting with a BMG special.

Make sure the BMG neck is to your liking, because original copies are even wider and thicker. I've had my BMG for 4 years, have well over a thousand playing hours on it, and it's a quality guitar. The tremolo is the best of any guitar I've owned... and, although it doesn't look like the original, it works perfectly and that matters the most to me.

The BMG is the most versatile guitar I own. Yes, it does the Brian May tone, but it's great for blues, jazz, and any other classic rock. 90% of my playing is blues and rock (10% Queen), and this guitar does that. You can get it to sound like a Strat, like a semi-hollow, or have it do the Brian May tone. The switching allows me to give a different emotion to my playing without punching pedals.

Plus, if I bang up the BMG I'm not kicking myself for dinging a $3-4K guitar... if it gets lost or stolen I can get a replacement much faster.

Final thought: If you're chasing the BM tone, the amp and treble booster is as important as the guitar. For under what you'd pay for a copy of a Red Special you can get a BMG, a nice Vox AC30, and a treble booster (don't forget the treble booster... it should be standard issue with any BMG guitar!).

(via Facebook)


Rating:  
Amazing
Thursday, 5 April 2018  |  John

I love this guitar! Sounds like no other guitar I own (and I own a lot!). Plays great, looks great. Absolutely love it! Arrived from the UK to South Bend, Indiana in less than a week. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. Thanks to everyone at BMG and House Music Ltd.


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Love this guitar!
Thursday, 5 April 2018  |  Kevin

Not only does this Black and Gold look like "the sh*t!", the tones are incredible. I love the ability to turn on or off each pickup, without the limitation of a 5-way switch like a Strat. Throw in the phase switches and the combinations grow exponentially. Grab a treble booster and a good distortion unit and you're off... I'll be using this one a lot!


Rating:  
Excellent
Thursday, 5 April 2018  |  Mark

Very playable, great tone options, great build quality


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Really good sound
Thursday, 22 March 2018  |  Andreas

The guitar Looks like expected and it was delivered in a good shape. I plugged it in my VOX amp and got a really good sound. Second time I used it the strings were completely out of tune. So I am fearing a little bit that this happens all the time. However we will see what happens. Nevertheless it is an excellent value for money.


Rating:  
Excellent Product
Monday, 19 March 2018  |  Carolyn

Lovely colour, comfortable and easy to adjust.


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Great Strings
Monday, 19 March 2018  |  Carolyn

Top quality strings with an amazing tone.


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Excellent Function
Monday, 19 March 2018  |  Carolyn

Nice design capo.


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Excellent Product
Monday, 19 March 2018  |  Carolyn

The perfect polishing cloth to bring out the luster in every guitar.


Rating:  
Excellent Product
Monday, 19 March 2018  |  Carolyn

When it first arrived, I was expecting to see a red velour interior, but then I checked the website and saw that the colour had been changed. I love the red, but the grey is nice too.


Rating:  
BMG Special Signature Edition
Sunday, 18 March 2018  |  Thomas

Thank you for that very special and wonderful instrument!


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Great Small Guitar
Thursday, 15 March 2018  |  Gillon

This is a real quality item. Delighted with it. I bought it for my son (7) to start guitar and it is ideal. Stays in tune and intonates well. Great service when purchased as well. I think I’ll get the full size one for myself.


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BMG Special Signature Edition... My pride and joy
Wednesday, 14 March 2018  |  Carl

I've had a BMG for a few years now - had a few people play it and love it with the words 'exceptional value' used more than once!

I did always want a signed one though - we got a friend an ex-WWRY for his 40th some years ago and I've considered mugging him many times since!
I've noticed this signed one came with aluminium rotaries and a tremolo end cap, unlike my first. There also seems to be a brighter or fuller tone from the new one, perhaps due to age difference?

Anyway, I'm thrilled with my wonderful guitar, it proudly hangs on the wall (though v.occasionally played - it would be a shame to never let it 'live' ).

For anyone who's considering it, I would 100% recommend one, superb guitar in it's own right and at the price it's untouchable.


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Worth the wait
Monday, 12 March 2018  |  Bert

The Red Special arrived in perfect state. Although I had to wait a couple of months since it had to he signed by Brian, it was totaly worth it.

Great sound, and a lust for the eye!


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Merci beaucoup
Thursday, 8 March 2018  |  Puille

Bonsoir, Envoi rapide et soigné, merci beaucoup.


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Replica selector switches
Tuesday, 27 February 2018  |  Jan

What can I say? Perfect!
A lot of soldering though!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Legendary
Saturday, 24 February 2018  |  Wade

I ordered a BMG Special shortly after seeing Queen in concert in Houston, TX in August 2017 and received it shortly thereafter.

Before I start in on the guitar, let me say that every interaction I've had with the wonderful people at House Music has made me happier about my decision. Thank you, Gill and everyone else there. You've been kind and very patient with my complicated order.

The guitar is better than I expected. The range of tone I can extract from this instrument is breadth-taking (pun absolutely intended). The pickups and the unique and innovative wiring profile offer so much sonic variety, it's nearly overwhelming. That alone makes this a guitar of note.

But the overall quality of this instrument is what elevates it to a work of art. From the locking tuners to the strap button, all the hardware is top quality. Of note is the super-stable tremolo that does NOT knock the guitar out of tune.

Furthermore, the wide neck profile and the chambered body make this instrument feel like a luxury. So light and yet so CHUNKY. I've never played a guitar like it. It is now my primary six-string. It's like having a LP, Strat, and Tele all in one stunningly beautiful guitar.

Thank you so much to the whole team involved in realizing this guitar, and to Dr. May, especially.


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Just in Case
Saturday, 24 February 2018  |  Wade

THIS is a guitar case. WOW. It's SO light, yet so very sturdy and strong. The latches are very, very secure. And the hinges are solid; there is no "play" when you open or close the lid. Inside, the case is nicely padded and fits the Red Special perfectly. Nice and snug. With a more-than-ample storage compartment on the inside. Absolutely flight and travel-ready. Superior protection without adding excessive weight. Excelsior!!!


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Ingenious
Saturday, 24 February 2018  |  Wade

This capo is brilliantly engineered. Other capos feel like I'm setting a rat trap. This incredibly compact capo has no spring-loaded feel. No danger of it popping out of my hands when I take it off,; the small release lever simply relaxes the steady grip on the neck, making it nearly effortless to place OR reposition.

The accessories match the quality and elegance of the guitars themselves.

Thank you, Dr. May and company.


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Befitting
Saturday, 24 February 2018  |  Wade

This is such an outstanding strap, that I've gone and ordered a duplicate of this model, plus one black strap and one beige. The vegan leather has the feel of a fine grain lamb or calf skin. And the wide profile and ample padding ride very comfortably on the shoulder. Adjusting the strap is simple and the special fastener is extremely solid.

What I love most about this strap is the wonderfully functional pick holders. It's so easy to grab a spare pick out of the duo of pockets when I've dropped a pick on stage. LOVE these straps.


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T-Shirt
Thursday, 22 February 2018  |  Gail

Just a t-shirt, but nice quality and very prompt overseas delivery.


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Great Tee
Thursday, 22 February 2018  |  Mike

fast service and good quality tee shirt.


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T-Shirt
Thursday, 22 February 2018  |  Ian

First class service.


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Bank breaker... ‘cause it’s a lot!
Saturday, 17 February 2018  |  Kimmy

Good. But to me, it definitely breaks the bank.


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Best of the best!
Friday, 16 February 2018  |  Thom

The most playable, versatile guitar you can own. I have a BMG Special which I love but the Super goes beyond. I love them both!! Can't go wrong with either.


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Pretty nice
Thursday, 15 February 2018  |  Eric

Nice design and very playable.


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One happy boy!
Wednesday, 7 February 2018  |  Karyn

My son was so happy to receive his guitar last Friday .... he's 15 years old and this has been such a goal of his to purchase the guitar, and he did it, with his own hard work and determination. It is such a beautiful guitar, the hard protective case is of fine quality. Cannot fault. it will be treasured for years to come. Thank you so much, Brian May Guitars.


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Brian May Red Special Edition G7th Capo
Monday, 5 February 2018  |  David

Really an excellent product...I do enjoy it!!!!


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Excellent
Tuesday, 30 January 2018  |  Michel

Service rapide, matériel très très bien.
Je recommanderais le site
Cordialement, Mic (FRANCE)


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Great Knobs
Tuesday, 30 January 2018  |  William

I bought these for my Honey Sunburst BMG that I bought in 2014. The gold replica knobs make my guitar look more like a Red Special then the original smaller knobs. I'm very happy with knobs and they arrived in the USA within a week after ordering. Highly recommended for those who need the gold instead of the aluminum.


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The most bad ass guitar I’ve heard in a very long time
Thursday, 18 January 2018  |  William

Dear Mr. Moorhouse

I recently purchased a pair of BMG Replica Control Knobs, and included in the package was your business card. I thought this would be a good opportunity to tell you about my experience with my Brian May Guitar.

I purchased the guitar in May of 2014 online from Musicians Friend as motivation to regain the feeling in my left arm that I had lost due to a thyroid condition. Although I already owned a couple of nice guitars, I thought a new one would give me a reason to play everyday and help heal the numbness in my arm. As I continued to play and regain the feeling back in my arm, I discovered how truly unique the Brian May Guitar was compared any of the other guitars I owned. Fast forward to nearly 4 years later and it’s the only guitar I play. The others are in there cases and haven’t seen the light of day in quite some time.

After thousands of hours of playing on my BMG guitar, it has held up pretty well. I have the Honey Sunburst model, and while some of the gold chrome has naturally worn off from playing it so much, it is still in great shape. It stays in tune exceptionally better than any other guitar I’ve owned, and I’ve never broken a string. I do a lot of bends, vibrato, use a sixpence, and yet no broken strings ever. The strings will go eventually go dead, but I've never broken one. About a year ago I took my Brian May Guitar over to a friends professional recording studio (he has owned it for over 40 years) and it immediately caught his ear, saying “that is the most bad ass guitar I’ve heard in a very long time.” He was impressed the most with the intonation of the guitar, remarking several times that it was absolutely perfect.

The only difficulty that I experienced with the guitar, and actually wasn’t with the guitar at all, was trying to acquire a Hiscox hard case for it in the United States. None of the dealers in the U.S.A. carry them. I found a couple in Great Britain that had them but they told me that they had an agreement with Hiscox not to sell them in the United States. Luckily after a lot of searching I found a retailer in Leeds, UK that was willing to ship an authentic Hiscox/Brian May Guitar case to me.

I wanted to write to thank you for helping bring this instrument into the marketplace so that someone like myself could afford to own a Red Special replica. Having read Brian May and Simon Bradley’s book Brian May’s Red Special and other information online about Brian May Guitars, I recognized your business card in my packet immediately. Over the past 3 ½ years this guitar been a big part of my musical life, and I hope to be playing live and recording later on in 2018 with my cherished Brian May Guitar.

Also, please extend my thanks to Pete Malandrone, and especially Dr. May for sharing an affordable, accessible quality replica of the Red Special with myself and many others around the world. It is truly a world-class instrument.

Sincerely

Bill Grady
Fort Dodge, Iowa
United States of America


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Fantastic guitar
Thursday, 11 January 2018  |  Sakuna

Fantastic guitar with a specific sound like no other of my 9 guitars. So happy I bought this one to complete my collection. The neck is perfect, and so playable. Associated with a Treble Booster (mine is a Mesa Tone Burster) and a Vox AC30C2 you do have the exact Queen sound. Incredible for just €789!


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A nicer look to my BMG
Wednesday, 10 January 2018  |  Michel

The quality of these buttons is very good and they fit perfectly on the potentiometer's shaft and they are blocked with a hexagonal locking nut. Nice little red dot on each button. Took a while to have these buttons in stock and shipped but they worth the waiting .


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Husband loved it!
Tuesday, 2 January 2018  |  Sarah

It was a delight to see my husband open his present on Christmas day... all the family watched his reaction... it was amazing. Thank you Brian May Guitars for making a very SPECIAL Christmas.


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BMG Replica control knobs
Tuesday, 2 January 2018  |  Giovanni

Perfect


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Such a joy to play
Saturday, 30 December 2017  |  Tomislav

I was very pleasantly surprised with the setup of the guitar when it arrived - everything was spot on, from intonation to action to tremolo (which IMHO is better than usual 6 point trem).

Locking tuners work as they should, even after prolonged use of trem (dive-bombs included ... there were no problems with the intonation.

The guitar is such a joy to play, being 24" scale with comfortable neck profile, and 2 easily accessible full octaves per string. However, it is more suitable for playing with the strap (after all, it's rock guitar), a bit awkward when sitting down. Volume and tone pots, together with upgraded lovely Aluminium Replica "Top-Hats", are working quite nice, turning the volume pot offers wide array of useful tones from sparkling clean to down and dirty screaming... of course depending on your amp and pedal settings .

Pickup combinations work very well, although sometimes in an out-of-phase setting they can be shrill sounding... it all depends on type of amplifier used.

The guitar is very versatile, not just for (obvious) Queen songs, but suitable for a vast range of styles - I enjoy playing with it songs of Rory Gallagher, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, CCR, to name a few...

Great guitar, well manufactured, setup and service were excellent! I would recommend this guitar (and House Music Limited) not just to Queen/Brian May fans, but to anyone in need of a guitar that can cover many styles.

P.S. I would sure like to obtain BMG Super ... but it will have to wait until I learn to play better :o)


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Recommended
Saturday, 30 December 2017  |  Emma

A fine quality strap! Fits easily and very comfortable.


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Recommended
Saturday, 30 December 2017  |  Emma

Lovely, excellent quality case. A fitting surround for an excellent guitar!


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Recommended
Saturday, 30 December 2017  |  Emma

Bought this as a Christmas gift for my partner, he was thrilled with it!. It has infinite tone possibilities and is red! It was easy to order and delivered promptly in good condition. I was updated regularly with the status of the order and it arrived ready to unwrap and play!


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Comoda
Friday, 29 December 2017  |  Marcos

Cómoda y versatil.


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Espectacular!
Friday, 29 December 2017  |  Marcos

Muy bonita, acabados perfectos.


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The official polishing cloth!
Friday, 22 December 2017  |  Peter

Thanks... good quality cloth for keeping with the guitar.... and Red Special colour too!


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First impressions all good
Thursday, 14 December 2017  |  Bob

First of all, my uke arrived from the UK to a town 300km from the nearest state capital in Australia within 9 days! Very impressed.

As the uke is a Xmas present I’ve only had a chance to check it all over, plug it in and have a brief play. It looks and feels really good! The sound was a bit mid biased but a quick fiddle with the EQ and all’s well. Sorry, this is only a ‘first impression’ review but the first impression is good.


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Correa Brian May
Wednesday, 13 December 2017  |  Sara

Muy bonita!


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Ukelele
Wednesday, 13 December 2017  |  Susan

This is a Christmas gift for my 14 yr old granddaughter, so I don’t know how she’ll like it.
I’ll let you know.


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Very solid
Tuesday, 12 December 2017  |  Barbara

Nice guitar strap... very solid.


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I love this guitar
Monday, 11 December 2017  |  Barbara

There were a few faults with it but I can live with that, otherwise a great all round guitar with a variety of sounds that can be made from using the controls!


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Fantastic
Monday, 11 December 2017  |  Barbara

Super case and very light... it fits my other guitar too... fantastic.


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Excellent
Tuesday, 5 December 2017  |  Isaac

Excellent guitar, especially due to the individual phase control of the three pickups. It enables reproducing the Brian May's unique sound. A downloadable PDF manual would help a lot. Also a more accurate description of the difference between the BMG Special and the the LE versions could be useful.


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Thank you
Tuesday, 5 December 2017  |  Ferdinando

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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Beautiful
Thursday, 23 November 2017  |  John

Arrived in Australia in good condition and in good time... it is a beautiful guitar. I'm very happy with my purchase.


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Beautiful
Wednesday, 22 November 2017  |  Lou

I received my signed special a few days ago and I just want to say THANKS! The guitar arrived as scheduled and in beautiful condition.

Huge thanks to Gill and everyone at House Music for their timely responses to my questions and for working with Brian to make these great guitars available! I am very appreciative of the huge effort that went into this promotion.


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Incredible instrument
Tuesday, 21 November 2017  |  Wade

I resumed playing music after a 30 year hiatus about four years ago. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and composing goofy country songs was how my brain decided it was going to channel and deflect the fears and anger I was experiencing at the time. It seemed like a cheeky lark for a while, but lo and behold, the music has taken over my creative pursuits and is now my main passion.

Like many guitarists, I have spent the time since I started playing again searching for my ideal rig. I didn't want another 5 kilo Les Paul Custom like I'd had as a teenager - other than that fast as heck neck - plus I can no longer afford one at today's prices (I saw one just like my old one in a vintage shop earlier today for $3000!!!). First I bought a Godin Session Custom - great guitar, as good as any Tele I've played. Not quite right, though. I found a hand-made Abyss for a stone cold steal - as nice as any Paul Reed Smith I've ever played. Sounded just like my old LP. Dug up a vintage Peavey T-15 short-scale - great little utility instrument, good for practice, but not quite. THEN I learned about the Carvin AE-185-12. What a breakthrough!! That lush 12-string ring!! The piercing piezo pickup with a knob to blend with the dual humbuckers. It was clear this guitar would be an important part of my rig, but what to do for a companion six-string axe to stand alongside the AE-185? I tried another vintage Peavey - the Horizon II, in metallic pink. So sweet!! But not quite there. So I thought… maybe it's the piezo pickup that I'm missing. So I found a Godin LGX-SA with not only two humbuckers and a piezo, but a Roland synth-enabled pickup as well!!! The piezo-blend was as close to what I wanted as I'd seen yet. But there was only the one setting that worked.

In short, each one of the entire herd of six-string instruments had only one setting that produced the particular sound I'm looking for - that spanky, bitey, flanged ring that somehow just matches the songs I write. These guitars had humbucker sound for days and days and days, but so little to offer in the tone range in which I write.

Meanwhile, in a seemingly unrelated story, I am blown away to learn that Queen is touring!! For some reason I hadn't known about this. In fact, the tour was ending the next evening in Houston, TX - about a 3 hour drive from Austin. Alas, the tickets were too expensive (I could have bought a very nice guitar instead). I slept on my decision. When I woke the next morning, the venue had released some nose-bleed seats and I immediately bought two. I put on my best leopard-print suit and the black beret my father left me, and drove to Houston. When we got to the arena, my buddy Scooter and I went to the top floor to get our seats and one of the ushers took one look at me and said "Man, you look too good to sit up here!” and she sent us down to the mezzanine, just off the floor. WHAT A SHOW!!!!!!! As great as one would expect from one of the greatest bands of all time. And, the day after the show, with a renewed obsession with Queen's music, I dove into a YouTube wormhole of interviews, reviews, and analyses of the group's music and career.

And, I had, of course, heard the story of the Old Lady before, and the lore surrounding Dr. May's unique rig. But I had not known that Dr. May had started to produce a replica of the Red Special. On top of that, because I had attended the show in Houston, I learned that I could buy a SIGNED copy of the Red Special directly from Dr. May himself!!! THIS IS REVOLUTIONARY. A professional quality instrument built to a legendary artist's exacting standards? Any other company in the world would charge thousands for a SIGNED signature model. And after an impassioned internal dialogue with my common sense (Wade-1, Common Sense-0), I placed an order for 2 BMG Red Specials: one signed, one unsigned. Plus I ordered the Hiscox case, the BMG capo, a t-shirt, gig bag, and guitar strap.

This is where the staff of House Music come in. I was contacted the next day by Gill Moorhouse to enquire as to whether I truly intended to order two guitars, identical other than the signature. I assured Gill that I did want them both. Gill helped clear up a few questions I had about my order. And I asked her about the chances of ordering a MIni May. Gill explained the issue surrounding the export of rosewood and guided me to sign up to be notified when the Mini Mays will be available for export.

It took about a week for "Ready" to travel from Surrey to Austin, TX. Now, I've had my unsigned Red Special since early September. It has replaced all the other six-string contenders and sits at the side of my 12-string AE-185. This guitar is so much more versatile than any other guitar I've encountered. With this instrument, I now have MULTIPLE settings that land smack dab in my tone range. PLUS, if I really, really need it, those Burns beauties can crank out creamy warm humbucker chunk for miles.

Every week, I appreciate more about this incredible instrument. The neck width is a beautiful match to the wide 12-string board on the Carvin. The machine heads keep rock solid pitch, and the buttery soft tremolo arm is the first trem I've actually been able to use live and maintain proper tuning. The switches are so very intuitive and USEFUL. And this axe is lighter than all my full-scale guitars - by a lot - with NO NECK DIVE. WOW. And last, and least, I can't tell you how many unsolicited "wow, sexy guitar!” comments I've fielded since I started playing “Ready” on stage.

I am so very proud to own a guitar built by one of the most distinctive and accomplished guitarists in history. I can't express my gratitude enough for creating an instrument for the working musician. This missive is already too long… my one request is that you offer a hot pink model. My alter ego, Earl "Pottymouth" Arbuckle, wears a hot pink suit and I had the Carvin painted hot pink and black to match. My amplifier is also pink. But I'm not holding my breath.

Thank you infinitely

Wade Rowland, Austin, TX


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Thanks for the guitar!
Thursday, 16 November 2017  |  Maxim

Good performance! Pleasantly surprised by the new knobs!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Definitely special!
Tuesday, 7 November 2017  |  Gary

It was such a thrill to get my signed BMG Special yesterday! It was nicely packaged, and I got the optional hard case, which was really impressive.

The guitar itself feels amazing to play and is well made.

Having the signature of my favourite guitar hero on the top makes it the perfect memento for an amazing concert.

I love it! Thank you so much everyone!!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... Wonderful instrument
Tuesday, 31 October 2017  |  Jason

Dear Guitar folks

I wanted to let you know what I received my signed Red Special yesterday. What a wonderful instrument at such a great price! I've been playing all morning!

I wanted to thank you for such a great item. It made it all the way to Hollywood, California in one piece and the packaging was terrific. Thanks again and much success to everyone there!

Jason McDonald • Los Angeles, CA


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Good strings
Sunday, 15 October 2017  |  Stano

Easy bending and lasting strings.


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Great strap
Sunday, 15 October 2017  |  Stano

High quality strap. A nice match with the BMG Special.


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Unique guitar
Sunday, 15 October 2017  |  Stano

A nice, high quality guitar, easy to play with a lot of unique sounds. Good job, guys!


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BMG Special Signature Edition... “Definitely Special!”
Thursday, 12 October 2017  |  Aaron

Hi, Thank you so much for my signed red Special it really has been the highlight of my birthday.

And the kind message to go with it, you guys have been amazing - best customer service I have ever received.


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Gorgeous
Wednesday, 27 September 2017  |  Jeremiah

I received the guitar, and I am ecstatic! It is gorgeous and sounds exactly how I wished (basically, just like the old lady ;-p ). I’ve been trying to recreate these tones since I was 15 when I picked up the guitar. It’s awesome to actually have them and in such a fabulous replica of the original, too!

Many thanks to you, Barry, and your whole staff for making these. Not just the product, but your service is top-notch! You can tell Barry the long-distance phone bill was well worth the chat we had. ;-D

Should you see Dr. May or Mr. Malandrone, please thank them on behalf of a grateful American fan whose other instruments are about to become very jealous of the time he'll be affording his new BMG.

Also, my whole family – including my teenage kids – can’t wait for them to come back to San Jose, CA! In the meantime, we’re contenting ourselves with covering Queen tunes in our garage.


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A REAL hard case, for an amazing guitar
Friday, 22 September 2017  |  Giacomo

I'm very happy!! The Hiscox Brian May Hard Case is a really, really excellent case, very nice! The shipping is fast 4-5 days for Italy! Thank you, Brian May Guitars


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Swift & complete
Monday, 21 August 2017  |  Martin

I placed the order on a Friday night and it was shipped on Weds. Good work. Was away for work so picked it up yesterday and put it to work. The only was niggle was there should be a small note inserted to illustrate position of the worm screw for the tremolo arm - far from obvious, but a net search sorted it!


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Sounds great
Thursday, 17 August 2017  |  Francisco

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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Great guitar strap
Sunday, 6 August 2017  |  Richard

Really well made good fitting and comfortable. The length adjustment is a little fiddly but more secure than many (and you'll only do it once). Also looks good.


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Stunning
Wednesday, 2 August 2017  |  Hans

Just received my BMG Special and I need to say it lives well up my wildest imagination. Setting up the guitar was easy and it plays like a dream. The sound is stunning!

Thanks very much for building this legend and making it available for the public. This guitar is so different from anything else out there. Sounds so much better... And then the looks... Brian and his dad did an amazing thing by creating this thing. And I know this will continue for years and years.

Goodbye Fender... Goodbye Gibson...So long.


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Perfect
Saturday, 29 July 2017  |  Dan

The guitar was shipped quickly and it is a beautiful guitar.

I've owned over 30 guitars and this is one of the best I've owned!


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My son loved the BMG uke!
Wednesday, 12 July 2017  |  Janean

This was an early Christmas present for my son. He absolutely loves it! And so do I!!!!

It looks great! Sounds great! Plays so very easy! Very nice uke!!!!


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An absolute dream to use
Friday, 30 June 2017  |  Clint

Having purchased a BMG Red Special, my ultimate guitar that I've wanted for a very very long time, I was disappointed that it kept moving round while I was stood up playing.

Onto the BMG website and spotted the BMG strap... It's an absolute dream to use, fully adjustable and rock solid feeling with the guitar. It doesn't move unless you make it, it's ultra comfortable and feels like an exceptionally good quality item, which being endorsed by Dr. May is no less than expected.

I would thouroughly recommend this item to any player for any guitar, but if you have a Red Special it's a must-have to complete the experience!


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Small & easily preventable issue
Thursday, 29 June 2017  |  Boba

Well built. Stays in tune. Definitely gets warm Brian May sound.

Strangely, tremolo arm/bar slides out and fall off it's place on it's own, as soon as you tilt a guitar, even a bit.

That is a serious problem, as is should be held in the bridge securely. Hence 4 stars


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Tone is awesome
Monday, 26 June 2017  |  Michael

It is a beautiful guitar, finish is immaculate and could not ask for better playability, tone is awesome. Very, Very happy customer.


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Fine service
Thursday, 22 June 2017  |  Richard

Received ukulele well within the promised time, well packed + in perfect condition... very pleased with the uke which is well set up.

Would recommend your company to my ukulele club and any friends.

Thank you for your fine service.

Richard Harris


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Perfect writing and gigging tool
Thursday, 15 June 2017  |  Garrett

I've had the BMG Uke for almost a year and it's now my main touring instrument along with my Avalon guitar. The tuner is an excellent addition and I find the overall size of body and frets perfect for both acoustic and plugged in shows.

It has a great resonant sound and looks awesome to boot!

It's already helped me write two new tunes for the next Track Dogs album...

What more could you ask for?

Garrett Wall​ • Track Dogs • Madrid, Spain • June 2017


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Fantastic & unique
Thursday, 15 June 2017  |  Shaun

Thank you very much... I absolutely love my new BMG Special and me and my friends find it a fantastic and unique instrument to play.

I really love the pickups and what you can get out of the switching, I had a luthier set it up and the action is superb, a joy to play.

How I chose the BMG special was years of frustration with several guitars and lots of testing trying to find one that my fingers can fret chords comfortably, so surfing google for one with a wider fret board I came across a lot of positive forum comments about the BMG for bigger fingers. I know that the regular advice is practice, practice, practice and I do, but 5 days a week I have to go out and work as a carpenter and my job just makes chunky fingers (plus a few of them have been mashed with a hammer a few times over the years!). A lot of the time I am transcribing music to the 5th fret, as that is where I can play the cleanest... the Special is about 40mm at the 5th and it's suddenly so easy to get clean chords. Even the 36mm at the nut on the BMG makes a lot of difference, and I have fun getting it back off friends and my son as they all find it super easy to play well.

And thank you very much to Dr. Brian May for having the strength of conviction to make what you are doing happen and for an accessible, premium instrument.


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Fabulous guitar... marvellously friendly service
Thursday, 15 June 2017  |  Yugen

My BMG Special arrived a couple of hours ago and I just wanted to tell you how fabulous this guitar really is.

I took it for a spin with "Bohemian Rhapsody" (who doesn't!) and "Tie Your Mother Down" and was blown away on the spot.

But I bought it to play my own music on and a couple of my numbers sounded so different. I couldn't believe I was playing my stuff with that fantastic sound! My Strat and my Les Paul are presently destined to sit in their stands for a while. They are simply outclassed by the BMG, and believe me I am ultra-attached to my Les Paul!!!

I especially wanted to thank you very, very much for such marvellously friendly service. It felt good to feel appreciated when I put the phone down again. Great work. I'm sure I will be returning. I'd love a green Special... My wife will shortly go mad.

So many thanks and congratulations on the quality of the guitar and the friendliness of the service.

Have a great, great day!


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Amazing guitar!!
Tuesday, 6 June 2017  |  Robert

Well done and thank you BM and team... a tremendous testament to Brian and Harold's incredible originality and the BMG team's enterprise.

The guitar is brilliant and the ordering, purchase, communication, packaging, delivery and presentation have been first-class.


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Capo Brian Max
Sunday, 4 June 2017  |  Andreas

Nice designed capo with excellent function...
perfect delivery by UPS.


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Excellent quality
Sunday, 4 June 2017  |  Andreas

Excellent quality, nice colour, perfect delivery by UPS.


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Excellent
Sunday, 4 June 2017  |  Andreas

Delivery by UPS in time, The guitar box is excellent and of good quality.


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Super
Monday, 29 May 2017  |  Ján

Super special


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Quality Value Comfort
Monday, 29 May 2017  |  Mark

What is there not to like about this fine guitar strap?

Compliments my Red Special to a 'T' and has, somehow, made my old Les Paul seem lighter!


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Great uke
Wednesday, 17 May 2017  |  Daniela

Better tenor uke I have, great sound and look!

Received in 5 days in Italy. Signature on uke and bag : Love forever Queen and Brian May as Guitarist and Astronomist: must have!!!


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High quality guitar and sounds very well
Tuesday, 16 May 2017  |  Michel

It took around one week to arrive in Quebec, Canada with UPS.

This guitar is amazing, it is worth the money asked for and it sounds as the original if you have a good treble booster and the right amplifier. The Hiscox Hard Case is outstanding too.

The service and communication from Barry and Gill Moorhouse is very good and they are quick to reply your questions.

If you want to sound like the legend Brian May, you need one of these beauties.


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Natural - ex-WWRY
Saturday, 13 May 2017  |  Gary

As usual, an excellent guitar and a bonus, it's from one of the best musicals EVER, "We Will Rock You" and a great service from them as well. Would definitely recommend buying from them and I will definitely be buying again myself.


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Excellent product
Saturday, 13 May 2017  |  Paul

A must if you have a BMG guitar.


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Very good customer service
Thursday, 11 May 2017  |  Dirk

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

Dirk


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What a guitar
Monday, 1 May 2017  |  Frank

Perfect service, nice people on the phone. Delivery came one day before schedule - and what a guitar. 100% recommendation from me.


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Absolutely fantastic!!!
Tuesday, 21 March 2017  |  Emanuele

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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Superb
Tuesday, 21 March 2017  |  Garth

Very fast delivery well packed. Superb product and fantastic sound.


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Best guitar ever!
Sunday, 19 March 2017  |  Govert

I've never had a guitar this versatile. Its playability is effortless and sound options are limitless... and they all sound so good too. On top of it all, the pickups are absolutely noiseless!

Whether you play rock, pop or jazz, this guitar has it all.

Highly recommended!!!!


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Very comfortable
Thursday, 9 March 2017  |  Luca

High quality strap.


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Wow!
Thursday, 9 March 2017  |  Luca

A really professional hard case. I'm very happy for it!


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The Mini May... SIGNED BY BRIAN MAY
Monday, 6 March 2017  |  Cesare

Thank you for the Mini May. I received it on my birthday. It's a fantastic guitar!!!!!

Ombretta Favarini


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Does what it says... AND some!
Saturday, 4 March 2017  |  Mac

I have a friend who bought one recently, so that - and a penchant for honey coloured guitars - swayed me. I have only had this for a few days and played it little... I will be setting it up for 10's and tieing down the bridge as I attack the strings quite hard while soloing and so need a hard tail (this is the same for ANY guitar I own).

Early impressions are that the fit and finish are second to none and available sounds quite phenomenal! The neck is comfortable and eminently playable. No regrets at all and highly recommended!


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Very high quality
Saturday, 4 March 2017  |  Colin

A very high quality guitar strap... What you would expect from anything with Brian May's name on it?!


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Great fit for my BMG guitar
Friday, 24 February 2017  |  Carl

Ordered and received the item within a week, so kudos for shipping it out promptly.
The strap fits my BMG perfectly and looks great. I'm a little concerned about the longevity given that Mr.May has insisted on not using leather, but we shall see!


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The touch of the Legend
Tuesday, 21 February 2017  |  Andrei

The guitar is pretty good, the accessories as well. Details don't matter. I got it, it's great first of all.

Brian, thank you!


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Quirky, but nice once set-up
Friday, 10 February 2017  |  David

Apart from a Rickenbacker 330 (which I hated and sold on within a couple of months) I've only owned budget guitars since the 1980s (e.g. Westone, Lag).

As the BMG Special reviews were mostly positive I thought I would treat myself to a good quality guitar.

First impressions :

• Solid build quality
• Moderately weighty
• Shorter neck (46cm over 24 frets) - may take some getting used to
• Wider neck (45mm)
• Chunky body (36cm wide). The 'Space Hopper' shaped body makes it less ergonomic to play sitting down
• Volume and Tone knobs wobbly (not fitted properly)
• Crackly Volume control (hopefully a squirt of electrical cleaner will fix this - but it's a new guitar?)
• Main scratch plate a tad jagged around the edges (some fine filing or sandpaper might be in order).
• Tri-Sonic Pickups low output
• Great Wilkinson Knife Edge Tremolo - adjustable, sensitive and accurate
• Great Grover Rotomatic Locking Tuners
• Goes out of pitch like a tremolo if neck squeezed hard - what's going on there?

Set-up :

The guitar wasn't set-up very well.

• Action (string height) too high - not easy to play.
• Intonation (harmonic length / bridge saddles) incorrect - out of tune at higher frets.
• Tri-Sonic Pickups too low - output lacking gain.

I followed Greg Fryer's excellent Set-Up guide on the BMG Product Support page and now it plays and sounds great. . Just the crackly Volume control to fix and all should be dandy.


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Very nice indeed
Friday, 10 February 2017  |  David

The Hiscox "LiteFlite" hard case is excellent (although I was hoping to get the free Gig Bag as well).


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Superb
Saturday, 4 February 2017  |  Stephen

Very impressed with the service and speed of delivery.

Got this for my partner as she plays in a ukelele band. Very nice instrument, lovely tone. She was extremely impressed and immediately started more finger picking than on her other ukes.

I'm looking for a travel guitar and very tempted to try the one in your range.


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Attractive & unique
Friday, 3 February 2017  |  Greg

Hey!

I just wanted to say how much I love this guitar.

Not only does it sound and play great but I love the way it looks- and so do audience members! I just recently got back from tour and I can't tell you how many times people complimented me on my attractive and unique looking guitar.

Thanks!


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A dream comes true...
Tuesday, 31 January 2017  |  Alexandre

This is an amazing instrument and I could not be more satisfied.

Beyond this, for me, it is a symbol of something that I love that has been part of my life for years and I have the honor to have it at home now.

Thank you Dr. Brian May for all that you represent for me and others around the world.


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Excellent
Monday, 30 January 2017  |  Tony

Fast and good


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Excellent
Monday, 30 January 2017  |  Tony

Fast and good


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

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

Many thanks


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A great ukulele
Sunday, 15 January 2017  |  Alex

Lovely quality - the tuner is a great help. Nice case too. Very happy with my purchase.


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Dream come true
Tuesday, 10 January 2017  |  Gabriele

Hi there from Italy...

After some months of waiting i have obtained my BMG Mini May - signed By Brian May.

Simply amazing! thank you so much BMG!!! (the Mini May is it in a show case now!)


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Awesome!
Tuesday, 10 January 2017  |  Tung-Lin

This is the most awesome guitar I've ever played!

To anyone hesitating buying it : just press the "Add to Basket" button and check out!


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Perfect
Sunday, 8 January 2017  |  Céline

Wonderful product, perfect sound, excellent quality and excellent contact with Barry!!!!!


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Super!
Tuesday, 3 January 2017  |  Kieron

I am not a guitarist, more of a die hard Queen / Brian May fan. However, my son is an accomplished guitarist and is impressed with the "Mini May".

Aesthetically, the guitar appears well made and I would recommend to anyone looking a small practice guitar. Mine is signed so probably won't be played a lot.


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Great strings
Monday, 2 January 2017  |  Jaroslav

Amazing strings with wonderful sound.

Great experience. Personal and professional approach to customers.

Thank you and see you soon...


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Great strings
Monday, 2 January 2017  |  Jaroslav

Amazing strings with wonderful sound.

Great experience. Personal and professional approach to customers.

Thank you and see you soon...


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Very happy with this purchase!
Saturday, 24 December 2016  |  Johan

Obviously having a guitar that is hand-signed by Brian May is something special. I already had in mind ordering a Mini May in the near future but when this Summer Tour offer came along I didn't have to think twice! It was guite a long wait (I placed the order in May, after the opening gig of Q+AL at the Rock in Rio Lisboa Festival and the guitar arrived last Wednesday, Dec. 21) but definitely worth that wait.

The Mini May is obviously not as versatile as my BMG Special. There is a difference in building quality but this guitar is not supposed to be an exact copy of The Red Special. One thing I would like to mention is that the fretboard of the BMG Special is the most comfortable for playing than anything else on the market. It would be very nice if the Mini May would have the same on that.

But I am very pleased with the guitar and the overall shopping experience at BMG!

Keep up the good work and I'm looking forward to new special offers and additions to the BMG family!

Cheers!


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Mini may but huge fun
Wednesday, 21 December 2016  |  Michael

It still makes me smile... and proud... great sound from a small 'un.


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Great!!
Tuesday, 20 December 2016  |  Giacomo

Great product and great service, as always... highly recommended! The BMG Mini is a must, a beautiful and quality product. And to have it signed by Dr. May... is a DREAM!!


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Long wait was worth it
Tuesday, 20 December 2016  |  Kevin

The guitar arrived safely, with cover, and was just what was wanted.

It will have pride of place on the wall, with my other Queen memorabilia!


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Good service
Monday, 19 December 2016  |  Jacques

Very nice guitar and good service; thanks!


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Top top Mini May
Saturday, 17 December 2016  |  Michele

Beautiful guitars... and good sellers.


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100% pleased
Saturday, 17 December 2016  |  Stephen

Having wanted the red one first choice but being out of stock, I chose the black one instead...

I am glad I did - I think it looks better on my guitar, breaks it up.

100% pleased with my purchase and quality of the product.

Thank you.


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Mini May - Signed by Dr. Brian May
Thursday, 8 December 2016  |  Radoslaw

The guitar arrived to me safely. It has been worth the wait for it.

Perfect service from BMG!

For me it is a treasure as it contains signature of the great Man & great guitarist, Dr. Brian May.

Many thanks to Dr. Bri and many thanks to BMG Team. I am very happy man now


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Great
Wednesday, 7 December 2016  |  Jan

Great item for playing, and also as a decoration for huge QUEEN fan.


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Mini May Signature Edition - Brilliant!
Wednesday, 7 December 2016  |  Dave

Fabulous guitar which sits fabulously alongside its mother Red Special!

Thanks very much


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Best. Guitar. EVER.
Monday, 5 December 2016  |  Abate

This is the best guitar ever.

Forget Fender, Gibson and Ibanez: this is definitely the guitar you need.

21 sound combinations, high end finishes & much more...

Thank you to the staff too for the kind and fast support.


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The BMG Mini May Signature Edition... fantastic guitar!
Monday, 5 December 2016  |  Elisabetta

It's so beautiful!!! 👍😄🎸


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Mini May
Monday, 5 December 2016  |  Frank

I'm just so happy with my Mini May!!!

It was worth waiting for every second. The service and info I got was also perfect.

Great job!!!!!


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Great small guitar
Sunday, 4 December 2016  |  Domingo

I received my Mini May yesterday. The general appearance is great, not to say that mine has been autographed by Dr. May, which becomes something I will treasure.

It looks beautiful; the red metallic paint is very nice as well as the natural wooden back of the neck (you have the complete specifications in this webpage).

The guitar is accompanied by a padded gig bag with Brian May Guitars Signature Logo which is very good for its conservation, although sure I will put it in any kind of glass display for its contemplation.

I was a little bit baffled at the beginning about how to tune it, due to its short scale (this is my first “travel guitar”, although sure this shall never travel out of my garage!). Looking for information online I found that this kind of guitars can be tuned in different ways, being the most conventional the A-D-G-C-E-A tuning (same as a conventional guitar with a capo in the 5th fret). Having done that, I plugged it in my VOX AC15 and the sound was great; clean and powerful. The BM Tri-sonic pickup (only one) sounds great clean or adding different pedals; I think it will give me a lot of pleasure playing.

If I’m wrong about the way to tune it, maybe someone could clarify it (and it would be a good idea to include an instruction manual with the guitars).

This incredible guitar has increased my collection of BMG guitars; the BMG Special (purchased in 2004), the BMG Super (purchased in 2014) and the Mini May (2016), all of them great professional guitars.

Thank you very much to all the team at BMG guitars and especially to Dr. May for the “written gift”.


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A kind of magic
Thursday, 1 December 2016  |  Peter

The Mini May signed by Brian finally arrived today

The guitar as the product is perfect.

But now something personal : I am 48, have lived my teenage behind the iron curtain in Czechoslovakia. "Thanks", bloody communist regime without the possibility of seeing Queen live in concert, without the chance to buy Queen record (only on the black market) etc.

Despite everything I am all my life a faithful Queen fan. Today Slovakia is also part of modern Europe and my over 300 pieces Queen collection has the Holy Grail from today - a guitar with Brian's Signature.

Thank you, Brian, it's a kind of magic for me.


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BMG Mini May Signature Edition - It's great!
Thursday, 1 December 2016  |  Péter

I will only use it for memorable, but its very great...

Thanks!


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The BMG Mini May SE
Thursday, 1 December 2016  |  Jaroslav

Compact, small, light, well-treated guitar with surprising sound. Great for travelling.

I'm really happy. Thank you for a good deal.

Signature by Dr. Brian May... grea, thank you and recommend.


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Very satisfied
Wednesday, 30 November 2016  |  Frank

Yesterday I received my BMG Uke. Delivery took less than a week. That´ s why my X-Mas is so early this year! It came well packed in a case with strings and everything to play it right away. It was even (almost) tuned. So I started to play - and enjoyed! Sounds great, looks great, plays fine, enlightens me - one big star extra on top of the five! Thanks a lot! I will come back.


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Great value for money guitar and 5* service
Tuesday, 29 November 2016  |  Deborah

I had planned to buy the Super Red Special but after a telephone conversation with Barry, who gave me good advice, I opted for the BMG Special.

This is an awesome guitar for the price and I'm delighted with it. It's light and very easy to play and when played through the amp has a lovely clear tone.

Friendly, helpful and very professional staff. 10/10 all round.


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Great strap!
Tuesday, 22 November 2016  |  Grzegorz

Very solid product. Great ideas with places for picks and length changing system. The most important thing is that it's just beautiful. Shipping to Poland without any problems. Thanks a lot to BMG and House Music crew!


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I get it!
Tuesday, 22 November 2016  |  Chaidapha

I am glad to have the best guitar sound at an affordable price.


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What a beauty!
Thursday, 17 November 2016  |  Marko

I'm positively surprised about the quality of this guitar. It took about 10 days from the order to get the guitar to Finland. Everything was decent and the guitar needed only minor adjustments and of course tuning to the right pitch

The reason I did not give five stars is the zero fret buzzing or clicking when the G or B strings are bended. It still happens after proper adjustments. I think that those strings needs a string guide to get more tension at least .009 set strings. Unfortunately there wasn't string guide in the package.

Otherwise I really like BMG Special guitar and it's a keeper. The sounds and playability are awesome. Also reaching the upper frets is much easier than on my Fenders and Les Paul.

Thanks for the BMG and all the best for the Master itself, Dr. Brian May!


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Excelent Product
Saturday, 29 October 2016  |  Luis

It is indeed a fitting case for a great great guitar. I have several other guitars with hard cases and I can assure that none are better than this one! Congratulations on a product well developed and chosen.


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A fine guitar strap
Friday, 14 October 2016  |  Wolfgang

Very comfortable, easy to adjust, and lots of places for extra picks... just everything you need!!


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Mini May
Wednesday, 12 October 2016  |  Dimitar

Magnificent guitar with perfect design and incredible sound. Special thanks to Dr. Brian May and Brian May Guitars.


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Good quality and style
Monday, 3 October 2016  |  Magnus

There are of course better products if you're a serious guitar player, but this strap is worth the money.

Good design, it doesn't feel cheap, feels good in the hands and on the shoulder... and It will match my "Mini May" perfectly


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Great experience
Friday, 30 September 2016  |  Tony

Not only an amazing instrument - the service was excellent. Fast flawless delivery to Australia. The Hiscox case is also worth every cent... I am really enjoying getting to know this guitar and all of its sonic capability.

Definitely an instant favorite.

Thanks Guys - Hookey


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Strange kind of bass !
Monday, 26 September 2016  |  Ludovic

As a bass player for a long time and fan of Dr. May, I was interested in this beautiful instrument.

When I opened the box it was a good surprise, as beautiful as my BMG Special. The knobs look better! No trouble with the weight! The scale is good and playing with pick-up knobs can give you a good sound between the hell of the humbucker and the sharpness of the single.

The width of the neck is quite huge but doesn't give me any trouble. Mine had been shipped without flatwound strings, I changed the roundwound for flats and it's really better, smoother.

The electronics are also good quality - no noise, no scratches. Plugged in my fuzz, I can have a bigger feedback on my amp than my guitarist. I really enjoy this bass... if you're thinking about something different in shape with an amazing groove, buy it.

Greetings from Limoges, France !


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Quality strap
Saturday, 24 September 2016  |  James

Brilliant strap and terrific superfast service, highly recommended.

Very happy with purchase, thank you very much.


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BMG Guitar Strap - Red
Thursday, 22 September 2016  |  Jaroslav

Great processing, handmade BMG Guitar Strap, comfortable and wide. 100% free of animal parts

I am very happy!

Thank you for your excellent communication and willingness.


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Fabulous little guitar
Wednesday, 21 September 2016  |  Jenny

Tuned it up, and was good to go! You won't regret buying this - great customer service too, it arrived within 2 business days of me ordering it.

Comes in a handy little travel bag.


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Great strap
Monday, 29 August 2016  |  Eneko

Very good strap. Highly recommended. Its exactly what I want. Good material.


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Great service and gorgeous guitar!
Monday, 15 August 2016  |  Glenn

Just received my BMG Special. The exterior box had been a bit dented and torn, but the guitar was well enough protected that it remained in pristine condition - and it looks beautiful! Haven't had time to play, beyond a quick tune up, but I am very pleased with BMG's service and prompt delivery!


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Lovely tone
Friday, 5 August 2016  |  Tony

I use them on an American 1995 Ovation semi-acoustic... Lovely tone.


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Good
Monday, 1 August 2016  |  Gianluca

The guitar arrived quickly and is magnificent -
great service and website done very well for ease of use.


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A Red Standard At Last
Saturday, 9 July 2016  |  Gunnar

What a finish and I like the wider neck. A fantastic guitar and it took just three days to deliver it to Sweden.


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Champion Organisation
Tuesday, 28 June 2016  |  Chris

I have a grin wider than the English Channel. Thank you so much for a wonderful guitar and user friendly online buying experience.


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BMG Strap
Saturday, 25 June 2016  |  John

Very comfortable strap with plenty of adjustment.


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Great little companion
Tuesday, 21 June 2016  |  Jamie

I bought my BMG Uke about 9 months ago now and have finally learned to play some bits on it.

It gives a surprisingly good sound for such a small instrument, especially plugged in. the construction quality is great along with the sound.

A great companion for my BMG Super and Rhapsody.

Thanks to all at House/BMG.


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Fantastic
Saturday, 18 June 2016  |  Bruce

Just letting you know I bought my Brian May Guitar from the guys over in Western Australia... called the Rock Inn... It is fantastic... cheers!


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Fantastic
Friday, 17 June 2016  |  Daniel

The guitar is beautiful with great quality finish. Staff and customer service is excellent, answered all questions promptly. Thank you for all your help with completing my order!!


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All-purpose, utility tone machine
Thursday, 16 June 2016  |  Peter

Needless to say, but this an extraordinary guitar made by extraordinary men. If people truly understood what an absolutely killer, all-purpose, utility guitar this is, every guitarist would have one. Every guitar player SHOULD have one. It's up there with any Fender or Gibson imho, and for me personally surpasses any in my personal line-up. It's an all-purpose, utility tone machine.

Now I just have to figure out how to save up for the BMG Super, and not drive my wife stark raving mad in the process...


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Love It
Wednesday, 15 June 2016  |  Donald

Just a personal observation... I recently bought a BMG Bass and really love the the sound and medium scale. If I'm being honest, coming from playing a Fender Jazz, with its 38mm neck, if the BMG bass had a tad narrower neck (45mm is a bit wide) to me, it would be the perfect bass.

As said, just a personal preference. It's the only thing to me that lets it down. Love it otherwise!


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BMG Guitar Strap
Monday, 23 May 2016  |  Jamie

I have been looking for a strap to match my BMG Super since I got it, now it is here.

The new BMG straps are superb, easily adjustable and comfortable and also look great.

A perfect match for your Brian May Guitar, though I am sure they would look great on any guitar.


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Very Nice Comfy Strap! Swift delivery...
Sunday, 22 May 2016  |  Johan

This is a very nice quality guitar strap. Easy ajustable length. This really looks nice on my BMG Special! The soft lining makes this strap very comfy for longer playing sessions.


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Guitar Strap - Red
Saturday, 21 May 2016  |  Gary

A very well made custom guitar strap... nothing more would surprise me, as Brian has put his name to it.


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Guitar Strap - Black
Saturday, 21 May 2016  |  Gary

A very well made custom guitar strap... nothing more would surprise me, as Brian has put his name to it


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Brian May Red Special
Sunday, 15 May 2016  |  Stuart

Outstanding guitar beautifully built and fantastic sound and tones.


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Great Service, Great Guitar
Friday, 13 May 2016  |  Richard

Website was very clear and easy to use. I ordered late Thursday afternoon. Order was confirmed almost immediately, completed Friday and delivered Monday with tracking on the shipping.

It's early days yet, but the guitar is great. Different from my others but really, really nifty. Very well finished and set up. Nice slightly smaller size and lighter than strat or tele. I love the neck and 24 frets, also the fretboard. I'm not a techie so it might be my imagination but I seem to have more room which really suits my (clumsy) fingers. Definitely different sound too.

I've only had it a week so about all I can say so far. But I think I'm going to love it. I'm very impressed. Brian and his dad did a great job all those years ago and I've got a strong feeling that this modern-day copy is pretty true to what they achieved.


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Love It!
Thursday, 12 May 2016  |  Richard

Like many, I've waited a long, long time to own a Brian May guitar and I absolutely love it. Thank you!


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Looks & Plays Superb
Sunday, 1 May 2016  |  Paul

Ordered this guitar from House Music and it arrived quickly and set up to perfection for me.

It's my second Brian May guitar as I bought one about 4 years ago and I can tell you the quality was good then, but the new example I got has shown me the quality is even better now.

I got the extras for free as well (Replica Control Knobs/BMG Microfibre Cloth/Elites Strings/Brian May Sixpence/BMG T-Shirt)which is a bonus.

This guitar looks and plays superb.


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What A Great Guitar!!
Saturday, 30 April 2016  |  Wolfgang

I own a Brian May Guitars Special since 2011 - that's a fine guitar, but the Super is just... finer! The build quality is outstanding and the sound... just magnificent!

As I often play an acoustic dreadnought guitar, the huge neck fits just wonderful, no need getting used to it, because the necks are very similiar! The playability of the Super really is "super"!!

My journey of seeking for "my" electric guitar has been finished now! And that really is great!


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BMG Red Special
Sunday, 24 April 2016  |  Stephen

Well, all the reviews are correct... playable out of the box, didn't even have to tune it, fabulous looking guitar, fabulous sound and so much more original than a Strat or a Gibson. (Just a shame you can't get the Digitech pedal anymore for the full BM sound!)


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Green With Envy
Thursday, 31 March 2016  |  Mark

It has great sustain and a wonderful tone... and that's before you plug it in. On plugging in, what can I say, it's a kind of magic - it really is! With the switching setup you can get at least a dozen really useful and beautiful tones from this thing.

The finish is flawless, the fretwork, fingerboard and tremolo are all really well done, the tuners are smooth and precise and after stretching the strings she holds tune really well. The neck feels really comfortable to play and the 45mm width at the nut is a really good idea, especially when playing open chords. I got mine with the free case upgrade, and It's a really good case too

PROS - HOW LONG HAVE YOU GOT? / CONS - I'VE ONLY GOT ONE OF THEM (at the moment!)