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.
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!
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.
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.
Greek guitar maestro CHRIS MIKE, a JAMTRACK CENTRAL and CANDYRAT RECORDS artist and member of Athens based progressive "metal PhD squad", PARTHIAN SHOT, performs his spectacular solo arrangement of the Queen anthem, "Bohemian Rhapsody" on his pre-BMG Burns Brian May Signature Guitar.
An amazing young guitarist, and a performer in Brazilian and Danish productions of WWRY, LUCAS VIANNA delivers the ultimate guide to the Special. This MUST-SEE video proves beyond any doubt exactly what a jaw-droppingly versatile instrument this is.
The video for the artful Baltimore indie rockers' sinuous 2017 single ARTIFICIAL SIN features guitarist Greg Wellham with his trusty Black 'N' Gold BMG Special as well as some of the band's trademark slick footwork.
Marco G. Di Marco
An exceptional guitarist with various Italian Queen tribute acts, Marco provides an in-depth appraisal of the evolution, features and performance of the BMG Special. Check out his Brian May Tribute YouTube channel for a wealth of well-informed videos dedicated to all things Red Special and Vox related.
How to sound like Brian May... without busting the bank! Rabea Massaad and Matt Hornby attempt to emulate the distinctive BM tone, demoing The BMG Special with a selection of the most accurate but affordable gear they can find from Andertons Music Co.
Brit guitarist master and "We Will Rock You" veteran JAMIE HUMPHRIES reviews the BMGSuper, Special andRhapsody for an exclusive tribute edition of the excellent online magazineGUITAR INTERACTIVE dedicated to Brian May.
A cover of the classic Queen ballad "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" by singer-songwriter and BMG Uke artist NATALIE ALEY backed by NEW CYCLE BAND led by acclaimed Brazilian musicianDaniel Carneiro.
Armed with his BMG Uke, the Los Angeles based presenter of YouTube Channel UKELELE TEACHER and developer of the UKELELE APP for iOS and ANDROID presents a video tutorial for the Queen classic "We Are The Champions" with help from special guest vocalist Natalie Aley.
A great, down-to-earth appraisal of the BMG Special from PRO TOOLS EXPERT, an independent site dedicated to supporting the Pro Tools user base and community.
Dan shows how the BMG Special performs through the hand wired VOX AC30 HW2X with a trio of classic BM solos...
Based in Mt. Eliza on Australia's southern coast, BRETT KINGMAN is one of the country's most respected pro guitarists with stints with a host of Aussie rock icons to his credit and a superb YouTube channel that has racked up over 11 million views!
Young Spanish virtuoso takes on a host of classic Queen solos in this BM ridealong.
British session ace and "We Will Rock You" stalwart.
From Mega Music. Perth WA.
Young, super-talented, Nottingham born guitarist with alt.metal act FAHRAN.
Another WWRY veteran, Simon has over 1,500 shows across Australia, Japan, UK, Ireland and Denmark to his credit.
Official video for the Australian epic rockers' single "Ignition", with guitarist Waleed Aly demonstrating the Special in a thoroughly modern setting. For more info, check out the ROBOT CHILD official website.
The "mother of all tribute acts" , QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA take a break from the Queen back catalogue as guitar ace Tristan Avakian takes over the mic and lets his BMG Special loose on "Time Is Running Out" by Muse.
Queen meets the Ramones meets 80's style new wave electro-pop as the super-prolific young rock 'n' roller from Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey takes the Special somewhere new, raw and exciting. If you want blood... head HERE to check out Robby's full discography on BandCamp.
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