This month, keep calm, stay healthy & rock the lockdown with a brand new Brian May Guitars Special, complete with a free BMG Custom Strap (worth £54.50).

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

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

Promotion available strictly while stocks last.
Applies to new purchases of the classic Antique Cherry BMG Special and currently in-stock LE Series variants.
Offer does not apply to purchases of signed guitars or instruments from our Tour, Hire & B-Stock collection.

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

Inspired by the legendary Red Special, the BMG SPECIAL features superb build quality, awesome playability and an astonishingly rich diversity of killer tones.

In fact, it delivers everything you'd expect from an instrument engineered to the unique and exacting standards of one of the world's greatest musicians but with an amazingly affordable price-tag that belies its superior appointments and performance.

The BMG Special LE Series

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

The BMG Super

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

The BMG Mini May

The fun-sized, 22.7" scale, Red Special flavoured MINI MAY with its lightweight, ultra-compact, edge bound meranti body, satin finish maple neck, 18 fret merbau fingerboard, and single Tri-Sonic style pickup makes a perfect travel companion and, now suitably supportive of global conservation efforts, is available for international purchase, without restriction... ONE WORLD, ONE MINI MAY!!

The BMG Bass

Featuring the instantly recognisable outline and aesthetics of the "Old Lady" herself, the unique BMG BASS is a striking, retro styled, medium scale, twin pickup instrument with a powerful, rich bass response and versatile, aggressive tone.

The BMG Rhapsody

The same instrument played by Brian May on the intimate One Voice tour with Kerry Ellis and on the Queen + Adam Lambert European summer festival shows in 2016, this superb, small-bodied, next generation electro-acoustic guitar has been designed in collaboration with the maestro himself and features the Red Special's distinctive double cutaway design and serious, professional quality, Fishman® Flex on-board electronics.

The BMG Tenor Uke

Another Brian May Guitars original design, The BMG UKULELE is a perfect partner for the BMG Special or Super, as well as a fantastic, travel-ready instrument in its own right. Featuring an under-saddle pickup and fully featured Fishman® Kula on-board preamp, this tenor-sized model is equally at home on a big stage or in an intimate, acoustic environment.

The BMG Art Series

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

BMG Tour, Hire & B-Stock

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

BMG Accessories & Apparel


 

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

Latest BMG Customer Reviews


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

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

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


Rating:  
Great!
Monday, 27 July 2020  |  Michael

Great strap, great price, and great service.


Rating:  
So sweet!
Monday, 27 July 2020  |  Shoko

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


Rating:  
I love this
Tuesday, 21 July 2020  |  Jodi

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


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

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


Rating:  
Well worth it
Friday, 17 July 2020  |  Mark

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

Many thanks to all at BMG. Keep Safe.


Rating:  
Beautiful guitar
Thursday, 16 July 2020  |  Maritta

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


Rating:  
Great service!
Wednesday, 15 July 2020  |  Darren

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


Rating:  
Very useful
Wednesday, 15 July 2020  |  Elizabeth

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


Rating:  
Fantastic
Wednesday, 15 July 2020  |  Steve

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


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

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

Great service and buying experience. Thanks.