Welcome To Brian May Guitars... The Official Web Site

If you are interested in purchasing a guitar built to the design of my original Red Special, you have come to the right place...

It has been quite a journey to arrive at this point. Through the years there has been a multitude of replicas of the “Old Lady” built by both amateurs and professionals, including two major issues - from Guild Guitars of the USA, and Burns UK -  but, as of 2004, I am pleased to say that the commercial Red Special has at last come home.

I was concerned that it ought to be me personally who controlled the design and manufacture of these instruments and so I have teamed up with Barry Moorhouse of House Music and Pete Malandrone, my long-time tech man, to create a brand new range, our aim being to make the absolute best products at an affordable price, so that all may enjoy the special sound and feel of a Brian May designed guitar.

Cheers... and Rock!!

 

The BMG Special

 
List Price £795.00

UK / EU Discount Price £695.00 Inc.VAT
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Inspired by the legendary Red Special, the BMG SPECIAL features superb build quality, awesome playability and an astonishingly rich diversity of killer tones... In fact, it delivers everything you'd expect from an instrument engineered to the unique and exacting standards of one of the world's greatest musicians but with an amazingly affordable price-tag that belies its superior appointments and performance.

The BMG Special LE Series

 
List Price £825.00

UK / EU Discount Price £725.00 Inc.VAT
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The best-selling BMG Special model gets the custom treatment in this selection of LIMITED EDITION instruments featuring the same great specifications, but with new finishes and hardware combinations that offer a fresh perspective on the classic BM template.

The BMG Super

 
EXCLUSIVE TO BRIAN MAY GUITARS

UK / EU Price  £2,950.00 Inc.VAT
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A devastatingly authentic, handcrafted replica of the Red Special, the limited edition BMG SUPER is the result of a all-star international collaboration between Brian May and his long serving guitar tech Pete Malandrone, House Music's Barry Moorhouse, British electronics wizard Adrian Turner, Australian Red-specialist Greg Fryer, Japanese master craftsman Kazutaka Ijuin and the superb luthiers at New Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Every aspect of The Super's construction and appointments - from the acoustic chambered, mahogany body shape and neck profile to the custom made, knife-edge tremolo and exclusive BMG Adeson-spec Super® pickups - has been painstakingly rendered to replicate Brian's storied original as accurately as possible at a price that won't completely break the bank.

The BMG Mini May

 
AS USED BY BRIAN MAY ON THE 2016 ONE VOICE TOUR

UK / EU Price  £245.00 Inc.VAT
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The fun-sized, 22.7" scale, Red Special flavoured BMG MINI MAY with its lightweight, ultra-compact, edge bound meranti body, satin finish maple neck, 18 fret merbau fingerboard, and single Tri-Sonic style pickup makes a perfect travel companion - now suitably supportive of global conservation efforts, the new 2019 version will be available for international purchase, without restriction... ONE WORLD, ONE MINI MAY!!

The BMG Bass

 
List Price £825.00

UK / EU Discount Price £725.00 Inc.VAT
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Featuring the instantly recognisable outline and aesthetics of the "Old Lady" herself, the unique BMG BASS is a striking, retro styled, medium scale, twin pickup instrument with a powerful, rich bass response and versatile, aggressive tone.

The BMG Rhapsody

 
AS USED BY BRIAN MAY ON THE 2016 QUEEN TOUR

UK / EU Discount Price £495.00 Inc.VAT
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The exact same instrument played by Brian May on the 2016 One Voice tour with Kerry Ellis and the Queen + Adam Lambert European summer festival shows, this is a superb, small-bodied, next generation electro-acoustic guitar designed in collaboration with the maestro himself, featuring a distinctive Red Special style, double cutaway design and serious, professional quality, on-board electronics.

The BMG Uke

 
List Price £245.00

UK / EU Discount Price £220.00 Inc.VAT
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Another Brian May Guitars original design... THE BMG UKE is a perfect partner for the BMG SPECIAL or SUPER, as well as a fantastic, travel-ready instrument in its own right. Featuring an under-saddle pickup and fully featured Fishman® Kula on-board preamp, this tenor-sized model is equally at home on a big stage or in an intimate, acoustic environment.

The BMG Art Series

The Art Series is a brand new range of limited edition BMG instruments featuring premium quality, original artwork and exclusive recreations of classic Queen album covers.

BMG Hire, Tour & B-Stock

Exclusive from Brian May Guitars, a chance to get a great deal on instruments from our tour and hire inventory, as well as on B-Stock, open-box, and ex-demonstration models - All items available strictly while stocks last.

BMG Accessories

A selection of original BMG replacement hardware, scratchplates, tremolo arms, premium quality branded fitted hard cases and gig bags, Optima Gold guitar strings, Elites superior quality electric and acoustic guitar strings plus exclusive Brian May Guitars apparel, G7th Signature capos, 100% vegan BMG Custom Straps, and the amazing BMG Treble Booster Classic foot pedal.

Latest BMG Customer Reviews

Rating:  
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 🎼🎼🎼


Rating:  
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.


Rating:  
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!


Rating:  
Just the job
Monday, 9 September 2019  |  Andrew

They look and feel just right.


Rating:  
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


Rating:  
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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