BMG Rhapsody

BMG Queen 2016 Tour Exclusive

Sunday, 22 May 2016  |  Admin

As you will no doubt all be aware, Brian May is currently rocking festival stages across the continent on the 2016 Queen + Adam Lambert Summer Festival tour - and we're very pleased to see the BMG Rhapsody making its debut live appearance on the rock 'n' rolling classic "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"...

To celebrate, Brian May Guitars and the good Doctor have teamed up to offer European gig goers a unique opportunity to get their their hands on some very special, exclusive BMG collector's items.

Anybody with a ticket stub or valid purchase receipt for any of the Queen dates this year - including their appearances at Lisbon's Rock In Rio and the UK's prestigious Isle of Wight Festival - is eligible to register NOW for the opportunity to BUY AN EXCLUSIVE BMG GUITAR - HAND SIGNED BY DR. MAY HIMSELF!!!

Choose from either the BMG RHAPSODY electro-acoustic or the BMG MINI MAY travel guitar - or treat yourself to both!

This promotion is now closed


Guitar Interactive BMG Review Special

Saturday, 26 March 2016  |  Admin

Issue 40 of Guitar Interactive sees master guitarist and We Will Rock You veteran, Jamie Humphries take control of the always excellent free online magazine for a massive tribute to Brian May.

"Choosing a Brian May Special or, even better, a Super, will set you apart from the crowd... you will get a fabulous guitar in either case and one that will go places other guitars simply cannot venture into"

Alongside brand new interviews with Brian and his long serving tech Pete Malandrone (available exclusively in the magazine's online edition), Jamie presents a trio of extensive video reviews of the BMG Super, the BMG Special and the electro acoustic BMG Rhapsody.

The bumper edition also includes appraisals of Nigel Knight's Deacy amp replica, the Vox Custom AC30C2 and the full range of Greg Fryer/Knight Audio and KAT treble boosters.

BM aficionados should head to the GI website to check out Jamie's web-exclusive "Tone On A Budget" video in which the BMG Special is just one element in an eminently affordable hardware solution to the age-old conundrum of how to get the Brian May sound without blowing the bank.

READ MORE HERE.


New Rhapsody Upgrade

Tuesday, 2 February 2010  |  Admin

Just arrived in stock, the latest up-graded Brian May designed Rhapsody Electro-Acoustic Guitar.

Now with a solid Spruce top, the BMG Rhapsody also features a solid Mahogany body and neck, 24 fret rosewood fingerboard, compensated saddle, Gotoh tuners plus the superb B-Band 22R under saddle transducer and A5T on-board preamp/chromatic tuner.

The new 2010 price tag of £445 also includes a deluxe padded gig bag with embroidered Brian May Guitars logo.

Available in classic Antique Cherry, Black and Sunburst finishes.


Rhapsody Reaction

Thursday, 25 June 2009  |  Admin

A review of the BMG Rhapsody Electro-Acoustic Guitar from a very happy customer...

Hi folks

after MONTHS of waiting I finally got my Antique Cherry Rhapsody Guitar yesterday, and I LOVE IT! The pick-up is great and is worth the price alone! Truly a guitar dream come true! Congratulations!

I like to thank you with this little sketch I did in honour of a Queen track that features some good acoustic strumming. I call it - "They Never Had It So Good!" 

Cheers! 
Hennes Bender


The BMG Rhapsody Arrives

Wednesday, 7 January 2009  |  Admin

Following the enormous international success of the BMG Special,  the Mini-May and The Limited Edition Super, House Music and Brian May Guitars are proud to present a brand new Brian May original for 2009.

Designed from the ground up by Brian himself and engineered to his exacting standards, The Rhapsody is a unique, next generation electro acoustic, from the distinctive lines of the double cutaway body, through its exceptional build quality to its cutting edge electronics and on-board tuning system.

            


New Brian May Guitars Rhapsody In Production

Friday, 24 October 2008  |  Admin

Brian May Rhapsody Electro-AcousticHere's a sneak preview of the brand new Brian May designed electro acoustic in production.

This pro-spec, small body instrument has been christened the "Rhapsody" and sports a distinctive Red Special flavoured double cutaway design.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Spruce Laminate Top
  • Mahogany Neck
  • 24 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Zero Fret
  • Gotoh Tuners with Black Buttons
  • B-Band 22R Under Saddle Transducer
  • B-Band A5T Pre-Amp :  4-band EQ + Rotary Frequency Control,  Notch Filter (to reduce feedback), Phase Switch, Volume Control, Chromatic tuner with LED Readout and a Battery Check indicator

This fantastic addition to the BMG canon is expected in the new year.


BMG At The London Guitar Show

Friday, 27 June 2008  |  Admin

The complete BMG canon of instruments was on display at the year's biggest MI shindig - the London Guitar Show at the ExCel Exhibition Centre (June 12th - 15th)..

Alongside the full line-up of BMG Special's in a variety of standard and Limited Edition finishes, the House Music stand showcased a stack of new, established and upcoming products, including the superb, premium quality Super, the pint-sized Mini-May and the first prototypes of a Brian May designed electro-acoustic guitar.

The assembled players, fans and industry movers and shakers were also treated to an amazing opportunity to view some very exclusive custom instruments, including the FACE - a 60th birthday present to Brian May from Barry Moorhouse, who commissioned British artist Paul Karslake (brother of Jo Wood, Rolling Stone Ronnie's former wife) to create the beautifully cosmic finish.

            


New Model Updates

Saturday, 14 April 2007  |  Admin

BM RhapsodyIn the very near future, we are aiming to release a Brian May guitar that will bridge the gap between the BMG Special model and the Andrew Guyton & Greg Fryer replica models.

In response to demand from many guitarists, this guitar will be of a closer spec to the original Red Special, and therefore retailing somewhere between £1,500 - £2,500.

Be sure to wait for this high quality instrument - approved and developed by Brian, Greg Fryer, Andrew Guyton, Pete Malandrone and Barry Moorhouse and, of course, using the priceless ’Old Lady’ as a blueprint.

The long awaited Brian May acoustic is still in development... various design amendments and manufacturing tweaks have delayed the availability of this instrument, for which we apologise, but hey, we just want to get it right!