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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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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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.

Here's a clip: www.facebook.com/gregorymarkelmusic/videos/2440586616221058


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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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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!


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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!


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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!!!!


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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!


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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!


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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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!


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
A very well-made, elegant guitar strap.
Wednesday, 9 January 2019  |  Timothy

It complements the Antique Cherry guitar nicely.


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
Good quality
Thursday, 3 January 2019  |  Lilja

Good quality, nice T-shirt. As expected


Rating:  
The best
Tuesday, 1 January 2019  |  James

By far the best guitar strap I’ve ever owned!


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
Great T-shirt
Friday, 21 December 2018  |  Christian

Very good quality T-shirt, fits comfortably, very satisfied with it so far.


Rating:  
Excellent
Friday, 21 December 2018  |  Mickael

Excellent guitar case, Good finish, left, Thank you very much +++++


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
Excellent
Friday, 14 December 2018  |  Pablo

Excellent strings !! In fact I am waiting for products sold out, and for the BMG Super !!!


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
Tres bon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018  |  Patricia

Livraison rapide bon produit


Rating:  
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).


Rating:  
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


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
Perfect shirt
Wednesday, 28 November 2018  |  Christoph

awesome


Rating:  
Quality matches the price
Wednesday, 28 November 2018  |  Ronald

Very happy with this guitar shoulder strap, excellent quality and very comfortable.


Rating:  
Truly Brian May all the way
Wednesday, 28 November 2018  |  Brett

Perfect player right out of the box! I absolutely love it!


Rating:  
Delighted
Thursday, 22 November 2018  |  Damien

Excellent item, good fit and material, retains shape and color after washing, delighted with this tee.


Rating:  
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 👍


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
Sounds and plays great
Tuesday, 30 October 2018  |  Mark

Great to finally own a copy of the iconic guitar. Sounds and plays great.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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


Rating:  
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


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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!!!


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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!!!


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
Elites electric strings
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Roland

Not used for now, I know it's good.


Rating:  
Great BMG shirt
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Roland

Good quality.


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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!!


Rating:  
Beautiful shirt
Wednesday, 18 July 2018  |  Ed

XXL must mean something different here in the States. It's a bit small on me.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
Great Shirt/Great Service
Tuesday, 10 July 2018  |  Gail

Great BMG guitar shirt! Can't wait to wear it in Vegas!


Rating:  
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!!


Rating:  
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


Rating:  
Great shirt
Thursday, 5 July 2018  |  Andy

Shirt arrived later than I had hoped.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
Brian May Guitars Shirt
Wednesday, 27 June 2018  |  Juan

Fantastic, very funny shirt!!!


Rating:  
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


Rating:  
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


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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!!!


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
Great Service
Monday, 11 June 2018  |  Mathias

Very fast delivery to Germany within 3 Days !!! All Items well packed. thx


Rating:  
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!"


Rating:  
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...


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
Great service
Friday, 18 May 2018  |  J.W.Smith

Excellent case befitting an excellent guitar... Great service from supplier.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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


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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!


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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)


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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Nice one!
Saturday, 23 December 2017  |  Joerg

Cool shirt, quality print!!


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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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Tričko
Wednesday, 30 August 2017  |  Ján

Spokojný s nákupom a zdrevím Dr. Maya!


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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


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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!!


Rating:  
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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Brian May Litd Edition T-shirt
Wednesday, 5 October 2016  |  Martin

Love the print, the soft material and the aspect of the fitted sleeves (which is great as most T-shirts have regular sleeves that kind of flap in the wind so that's why I love the fitted sleeves!).

Thanks again for an awesome shirt... all the best!


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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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Great shirt
Saturday, 24 September 2016  |  James

Great quality tee shirt, delivered very quickly.

First class service again, highly recommended, thanks guys.


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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.


Rating:  
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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2016 T Shirt - Dark Heather Grey
Saturday, 10 September 2016  |  Mick

Very good shirt and on time.


Rating:  
Excellent
Tuesday, 6 September 2016  |  Stephen

Fantastic quality 'T', true to size. Excellent delivery, will order from here again. Thanks, guys.


Rating:  
Great strap
Monday, 29 August 2016  |  Eneko

Very good strap. Highly recommended. Its exactly what I want. Good material.


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
Amazing
Friday, 5 August 2016  |  Tony

Great colour, graphic stands out amazing against the grey.


Rating:  
Good
Monday, 1 August 2016  |  Gianluca

The guitar arrived quickly and is magnificent -
great service and website done very well for ease of use.


Rating:  
FANTASTIC !!!
Sunday, 17 July 2016  |  Peter

superb item !!!
fast shipping !!!
great Transaction !!!


Rating:  
Awesome!
Thursday, 14 July 2016  |  Cam

Unique, colorful and too cool for words! Proud to support Rock's best guitar player's branding!


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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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T-Shirt BMG 2016
Tuesday, 28 June 2016  |  Pierpaolo

Spedizione veloce, prodotto rispondente alle aspettative. Facile la comunicazione, sito consigliatissimo!


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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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Love This T-Shirt!
Saturday, 25 June 2016  |  Elaine

I have purchased this T-Shirt as a present for my nephew & I know he will be thrilled with it... Brian is his idol. Excellent quality print & material. Highly recommended!


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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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Great New T-Shirt
Tuesday, 21 June 2016  |  Jamie

Just got my new design 2016 T-shirt. Lovin' it!
As is always the case with the guys at House Music/BMG, great product and great service... Many thanks!


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
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!)


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Works Great!
Wednesday, 9 March 2016  |  Jimi

Hi, I'm Jimi from Colombia, South America.

I just wanted to tell you that since i have the BMG Special, I can't find a better guitar, nor even higher in price.

I play some cumbia with rock and it works great having vintage and modern sounds as well.

Thanks for such a great instrument.


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Simply Superb
Tuesday, 8 March 2016  |  Leslie

Guys, I just wanted to say congratulations on the BMG Special.

I took delivery of mine last week and I cannot praise it highly enough.

It came immaculately set-up straight from the box (I normally have to set any new guitar up myself, even ones at 6 times the cost - not so with the BMG). The build quality I have to say is simply superb... the frets and neck are beautifully dressed.

Well done - I am over the moon with my "Red Special".


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Perfect For Travel
Tuesday, 8 March 2016  |  Carlos

If you take it as it is, it's a great little guitar.
I plan on using it while doing business trips.


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Great Guitar
Thursday, 3 March 2016  |  Marcelo

Great company, great service, fast delivery, and most of all, great guitar. Thank you Brian May!


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Great Customer Service
Friday, 26 February 2016  |  Dave

Just to let you know that the guitar has arrived safely... Many thanks again for all your help and great customer service.

I just wish all companies I deal with were as customer focused as yours!


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Incredible Guitar
Thursday, 25 February 2016  |  Domingo

I received my BMG Super guitar as a gift (what a gift!) from my wife on my 50th birthday, a year and a half ago (I was born in the same year as the "Old Lady").

Of course it is my most appreciated treasure among all my other instruments. I bought another Red Special in 2005 and, although is also a great guitar, the Super surpasses widely the quality and specification of its “little sister”.

The overall construction quality is incredible and with the most careful attention to detail. Of course, it is a very beautiful guitar and it’s a dream for any Queen and Brian May fan but its versatility makes it an incredible instrument for any playing style.

The neck seems apparently huge in width (and it is!), but it’s very smooth and comfortable for playing. The well known multiple combination of pickups and phases supplies a lot of different tones. I usually play the guitar through a VOX AC15 amplifier (AC30 is too much loud for my home, maybe for any home!) with different effects and pedals, including the Digitech BM which also supplies great sounds.

It is almost impossible to detune this guitar. In my case, the guitar is usually resting inside a glass display cabinet and after several weeks without playing it (I play my another BMG for rehearsals) it is still in tune!! The roller bridge was and is an incredible invention, besides the zero fret, the tuners, and the overall construction of the guitar, getting the miracle.

I strongly recommend this very high quality guitar if you have doubts about it. The guitar can compete (and to win) with any other custom guitar from the other well known brands you are thinking about.

The guitar is accompanied by a hard-shell case - extremely good (in my case a beautiful white one) - and a certificate of authentication, numbered and personally signed by Dr. Brian May which is itself an extraordinary gift.

Many thanks to all of you; Dr. Brian May, Peter Malandrone, Greg Fryer, Andrew Guyton, Kazutaka Ijuin, the House Music Team (Gill, Barry, Katie, etc.), Adrian Turner, Bohemia Electric Corp and all those who have contributed to the design and construction of this incredible creature.


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Amazing
Monday, 22 February 2016  |  Tiana

What a marvellous guitar. Couldn't be happier!


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Sounds amazing
Wednesday, 17 February 2016  |  Joe

These replicas are fantastic. I use mine for everything, including when doing work in Manchester with friends who have recommended me for sessions.

I love the fact that it's designed to feedback in the right way too, and when I use BM's setup it sounds amazing.


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Excellent Guitar
Monday, 15 February 2016  |  Helen

Very pleased with this guitar, looks good and sounds good too! Also the service received from you was 1st class and fast.


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Fast shipping
Thursday, 11 February 2016  |  Thierry

Fast shipping and everybody took the time to answer all of my questions.


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Great
Monday, 8 February 2016  |  Gina

Really nice guitar, I'm having a lot of fun with it. The service and communication was excellent as well.


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Unmatched
Monday, 1 February 2016  |  Timmy

I have nothing but amazing things to say about my experience using the BMG special for the last few years, both in the studio and live.

I love being able to get the "Brian May sound" when I want it, but playing a wide variety of styles, the versatility I can get from one guitar is unmatched by anything else out there.

Best

Timmy Sean
Guitarist with LA based, indie synth pop/rockers Sir Video


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Not A Toy At All!
Wednesday, 27 January 2016  |  Noel

Bought this on a whim (and as a little sister to my Guild and Rhapsody)... But what a delightful surprise, as it has a very pretty tone, and is a heap of fun to play.

Definitely worth the $.


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Fantastic!
Friday, 22 January 2016  |  Andy

Hi, I recently purchased a Brian May Special and I just wanted to say how much I love it and enjoy playing it.

It has such a great feel and playability that it is now my go-to guitar. The quality is also fantastic.

Thank you for such a wonderful instrument!


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Red Special
Saturday, 16 January 2016  |  John

Excellent guitar and the hard case option is pretty sweet too. Terrific customer service and communications too!


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Really Improved!!
Wednesday, 30 December 2015  |  John

Really, really pleased. Went to GUITAR GUITAR here in Glasgow today and traded in my old Brian May Mini-May for a 2015 Mini-May. The first one was useful mainly because it was small. This one is useful because it's a real guitar.

They've moved the bridge to increase the scale length so the intonation is good, put the pickup in the body instead of the scratchplate so the sound and sustain are great, improved the build quality, used nice inlays and better wood for the neck and got rid of all those silly upper frets. Just as the old one was tricky to play, this one is really easy to play.


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First Impressions...
Friday, 25 December 2015  |  Alan

Great service, super guitar, easy to set up, lots of useful information on the BMG website, wonderful rich tones and a pleasure to play. Well done BMG!


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Thanks!
Thursday, 17 December 2015  |  Liam

Awesome guitar... Absolutely amazing. The service was excellent, as was the postage time. Thanks a lot!


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BMG Moulded Hard Case
Monday, 30 November 2015  |  Sebastien

I was pleased to receive the hard case in less than 2 days. The case is great, fits perfectly my BMG unfortunately the color of the velour was grey not red cherry as you can see on the website picture. I won't send the case back, but next time try to put some more infos about the colors. Thank you


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Wonderful Website
Wednesday, 25 November 2015  |  Sebastian

Dear House Music Team

Congratulations on the new Brian May Guitars website. It's fantastic!!! Very clearly arranged and with fantastic informations about that wonderful instrument! Rock on!!!

Cheers, Sebastian


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Prized Possession
Monday, 23 November 2015  |  Richard

I received a Gold Top Brian May Special for Christmas last year from my wonderful wife. I adore it, it is my most prized possession.


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BMG Ukulele
Monday, 23 November 2015  |  Peter

This is a little gem. I have recorded with it DI'd and also mic'ed, on separate occasions... both sounded great. Lots of presence, without even trying to EQ.

It's a far cry from my plastic Tommy Steel uke my dad bought me in 1957!


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BMG Uke
Thursday, 5 November 2015  |  Steve

I've had mine since early February 2015.

The BM Uke is well made and sounds great. It is a little quiet, acoustically, but the Fishman KULA under saddle pick-up system sounds great when amplified.

I have suggested adding fret markers along the edge of the neck. But I am not in favour of fret markers on the fretboard as I think that, if they were included, they should follow the RS fret marker pattern which on this smaller neck would look over-crowded. Also, the use of a marker on the 10th fret (à la uke) rather than the 9th fret (à la guitar) would not match the RS anyway.

I have a Kala solid mahogany uke but, although this is laminated, this is a great instrument and is now my main gigging uke.


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Number One Strings!
Saturday, 31 October 2015  |  Joseph

These strings are just great... I have no issues with them, I would recommend them to anybody.


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Metal May - The Most Cool Looking of The May Collection
Sunday, 25 October 2015  |  Daniel

I love this guitar... This was my first Brian May Guitar so I was expecting big things. I was not disappointed, this guitar is amazing.

Firstly, very accurate to the original and the sound is hauntingly near. With the black one, the in and out phase switches really show up bright and once you get some retro silver switches on there (which you can get from the site) the whole guitar looks really futuristic. I think with the black one the shape is accentuated with its white glowing edges. The black pickups really look 'Rocky' and I can't think of a cooler looking guitar.

This is a limited edition so grab it while it's available. I am very very happy with my purchase and will continue to check the site for updates and new editions.

The team were professional and friendly and full of advice and amused me with tales of Brian himself propping and requesting guitars. Which brings you back to why you're here in the first place, Brian May, the man, the legend. Himself and his father created this guitar and now you have the choice to enjoy it too, in many flavors.

If you like Brian's sound and are fan of cool looking guitars, I recommend you will not be disappointed with this. Love it, and always will!


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White & Red Special - Gold Service!
Sunday, 25 October 2015  |  Daniel

I had already purchased a Red Special replica - a Black 'Metal May' - but I love these guitars so much I had to buy another one.

These guitars are a real thrill. I'm a huge Brian May fan but never before conceived owning a replica of his guitar! They are so well made and acoustically very accurate. The sound, through a a Galileo or Digitec Brian May, is hauntingly accurate. Everything is so accurately done, down to the last detail but I didn't just want one the same as Brian, I wanted one with a little different flavor.

The red scratchpate is simply stunning and the black outline around the the edge really makes that iconic shape sing. In fact this guitar sings to you before you even pick it up and play!

So well made and the team are so professional and a real credit to Brian May. The guitar was ordered on the Friday and delivered to my work address on the Monday. So quick, no scratches, all in immaculate shape and professionally packaged. The gig bag is great as are all the accessories, the cleaning cloths are so good and I really couldn't ask for more.

This guitar is amazing. For a Brian May fan a real must. Thanks guys.


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Great Strings
Monday, 19 October 2015  |  James

Excellent strings,top quality and nice rich tone.

Impressive service... very pleased with how my order was handled. Thank you.


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Quality Case
Monday, 19 October 2015  |  James

A top quality case at reasonable price, sent very quickly.

Excellent service, very impressed. Thank you.


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So Beautiful...
Thursday, 15 October 2015  |  Ludovic

Hi guys (and girls!)

I bought MY RS few months ago. How can I explain how happy I am? Well built, so beautiful but also so impressive! A dream came true when I bought my guitar... I saw Brian in Paris at the end of January, and I decided to buy mine.

The guitar is so good to play, but it's not so easy to find the perfect sound, I think I just begin to understand how to get the best of it, so joyful when it sounds!!! Amazing!!!

You made a good guitar, I guess you gave happiness to many people around the world, thank you for this. If you see Brian, salute him and tell him to go on, he's perfect (I think he knows that )

Greeting from Limoges, France!

Ludo


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BMG Special
Sunday, 11 October 2015  |  Anthony

Great guitar. Sounds as good as it looks.

Good set up. Quick delivery.

Thanks.


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I Love The Rhapsody
Friday, 2 October 2015  |  Jamie

I have owned a BMG Rhapsody since they first came out. I have played many others in that time but keep coming back to the Rhapsody... with its chunky neck and 24 accessible frets it is just a joy to play and so versatile.

With its small (but perfectly formed) body you really need to plug it in to get the best from it. The B-Band pickup and pre-amp it give a great full sound for a small guitar, but practicing alone it is fine unplugged.

All my friends who have played it have loved it too.

Looks good, feels good and sounds great... what more can you ask?

Also a perfect match for my BM Super.


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I Love The Super
Friday, 2 October 2015  |  Jamie

I bought my first Super in March.

If you love Queen music and Brian May’s guitar playing, or just love to play a wonderful guitar then you couldn’t ask for more than the Brian May Super.

The build quality is superb and only matched by the quality of sound that comes out of it. With 3 on/off pickup switches and 3 in/out of phase switches the varieties of sounds are enormous, from a light melodic sound to a heavy overdriven sound they are all there.

So if you want a Brian May sound or something totally different all of your own you can create it.

As with the original, it has a thick, chunky neck with 24 accessible frets and a tremolo that returns perfectly time after time. The touch you need on it is so light it makes it really easy to play. Even through my little Vox VT20+ it gives a big sound.

So with its great build quality and great versatility if you are playing in your bedroom or on a massive stage you would have to go a long way to beat it.

Added to that the service from Barry and all of the House Music team has been outstanding.

I love this guitar.