Two very special Ovation electro-acoustic guitars are now available in the BMG store.
On offer are a natural finish 1612 Custom Balladeer and a 1761 Standard Balladeer cutaway model in green. Both superb instruments were part of the extensive arsenal of equipment provided by House Music to the London production of "We Will Rock You" and have been played by a long and distinguished list of A-list guitarists throughout the record-breaking musical's astonishing 12 year run at the famous Dominion Theatre,.
UPDATE : Both instruments are now sold
New 2017 Ltd. Edition Shirt Now Available
Sunday, 12 March 2017 | Admin
Stocks have just arrived of an exclusive 2017 limited edition Brian May Guitars design T-shirt.
Featuring a striking, 2 colour screen print on a premium quality, 100% ring spun cotton shirt, the 2017 BMG T is available NOW in Medium, Large and Extra Large sizes.
BMG Special Edition Capo Now Available
Thursday, 5 January 2017 | Admin
New for 2017 - especially for BM fans - UK capo gurus, G7th present their long-awaited RED SPECIAL EDITION variant of their industry leading Perfomance 2 model.
Since the launch of the company in 2004, G7th their original Performance capo has set a completely new standard in style and performance, consistently winning the gold medal for Best Capo in the coveted Player’s Choice Awards.
The fully upgraded P2 raises the bar even higher with an ingenious, patented, reverse-clutch mechanism for easy one-hand adjustment and a unique Tension Control System™ allowing players to intuitively squeeze the unit to set the minimum tension needed to fret cleanly, just like playing a barre chord.
Elegant and robust, the super-slim P2 SPECIAL EDITION bears Brian May's distinctive signature and - of course - is finished in a rich red stainless finish.
BMG Winter 2016 Special
Wednesday, 2 November 2016 | Admin
For a limited period only this season, you'll get an exclusive FREE gift pack when you purchase a BRIAN MAY GUITARS SPECIAL.
This exclusive grab bag normally retails for over £50 and contains the following items (subject to availability).
BMG 2016 T-Shirt
This special 2016 limited edition garment features a striking, 6 colour guitar screen print on a premium quality Dark Heather Grey or Black Stanley Leads shirt.
Medium, Large and Xtra Large Sizes
BMG Microfibre Cloth
Keep your Special pristine with this branded Microfibre, 2 sided, flannel polishing cloth with printed Brian May Guitars logo. 80% polyester + 20% polyamide, 200gsm, with sewn edge. Size: 35 x 35 cm.
Set of Elites Electric Strings
From House Music Limited, home to the World renowned Bass Centre Elites range of superior quality bass strings, Elites electric strings are crafted for durability, precise balance and great tone and are fitted as standard to the Brian May Guitars Special in the House Music workshop.
Available in a choice of matched gauge sets
Official Brian May 2005 Silver Sixpence
An Official UK limited edition sixpence coin minted to commemorate the 2005 Queen/Paul Rodgers tour, featuring Brian's head in profile on one side with the legend "Brian May - Queen - Paul Rodgers" around the outside edge. The flip side features a royal crest and the affirmation "Queen Pick - Official" around the "2005 BM" logo.
Presented in a circular perspex display case
Vox AC30 Video Review from Pro Tools Expert
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 | Admin
BMG Special fan and session guitars ace and Dan Cooper from PRO TOOLS EXPERT has just shared this personal appraisal of the new Vietnamese built hand-wired Vox range with with a demo of the 30 watt, twin 12" Celestion Alnico Blue loaded HW2X model.
Dan explains the reasons for purchasing the HW2X as a replacement to his current 1990's Vox AC30 6TB performing a trio of Queen covers - "We Will Rock You", "God Save The Queen" and "Bohemian Rhapsody"- using a Burns & BMG Special, with and without an external BSM treble booster.
BMG Signed Mini May Offers Now Closed
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | Admin
The allocation of MINI MAY guitars for our "One Voice" and "Summer Tour" offers is now closed, with all instruments prepped to receive Brian's signature as soon as he returns home from the Queen + Adam Lambert Asian Tour.
Our thanks go out to all the BM fans who have completed their orders over the last fortnight for their continued patience...
By way of a teaser, here's an "unboxing" tribute from BMG customer Michele de Nadal, showing you what to expect in the next few weeks!!
BMG Review from Rock Licks
Thursday, 15 September 2016 | Admin
Many, many thanks to James Rundle from South Shields, UK for this great overview of the Brian May Guitars website and the BMG range.
A guitar teacher with over 30 years of playing experience, James will be familiar to many of you from his popular YouTube channel ROCK LICKS GUITAR TUITION.
Dedicated to the music of Queen and Brian May and aimed at beginner and intermediate guitarists, his videos feature no-nonsense, easy to follow song lessons with full guitar tab as well as technique tutorials, gear reviews and Queen chat.
Rock Licks is also home to CHARLIE LEARNS GUITAR, a series of videos featuring James' son (and rock-star in waiting) Charlie Rundle with his BMG MINI MAY as he masters the riffs from rock anthems including "Iron Man", Living After Midnight", "Seven Nation Army", "Eye Of The Tiger" and "Dragon Attack".
Guitar & Bass Magazine's Vox AC30 Special
Thursday, 25 August 2016 | Admin
Whilst the torrid tale of the "Old Lady" has been well and truly told in Carton Books' superb 2014 book BRIAN MAY'S RED SPECIAL, the August 2016 edition of GUITAR & BASS sees that lavish volume's co-author Simon Bradley dishing the dirt on Brian May's long standing love affair with the AC30 and - with the help of his veteran tech Pete Malandrone - taking a in-depth look at Brian's awesome Vox driven backline.
Needless to say, this is absolutely essential reading for anyone with an interest in the history of this classic amp and in Brian May's remarkable on-stage tone.
Buy a BMG SPECIAL this month and receive this limited edition Brian May collector's item absolutely FREE OF CHARGE...
An official Brian May gold sixpence, produced in 2014 by the British Pobjoy Mint to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original Red Special.
This exclusive coin is strictly limited to just 100 pieces and comes complete in a presentation case.
NB: This coin will not be available for sale separately
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 | Admin
A must-share video direct from the stage of the brand new production of We Will Rock You show in São Paulo, where the twin BMG Special axe attack of guitarists Lucas Vianna and Fábio Stamato has been the subject of lavish praise... and it looks like they're having the time of their lives!
A huge shout-out to young Brazilian guitarist Lucas Vianna for a quite superb review of the BMG Special that may well prove to be the ultimate guide to this amazingly versatile instrument.
Currently principal guitarist in the new Brazilian production of We Will Rock You in São Paulo, Lucas evidently knows his way around this guitar and - courtesy of some slick graphics and his exemplary technique - does a excellent job of breaking down the idiosyncrasies of the BM switching system. But what makes this professionally produced video so darn entertaining is the way he demonstrates just how jaw-droppingly protean the Special truly is.
Of course, the Queen-style voicings are spot on, thank you very much, but the real fun is hearing Lucas using the Special to deliver seriously authentic takes on David Gilmour's "Time" solo, Jimmy Page's feral rhythm tone from "Whole Lotta Love" and the distinctive riffs from Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing", Deep Purple's "Burn" and Kurt Cobain's alt-rock anthem "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
We've long maintained that there really is no guitar from any manufacturer at this price that delivers as much as the Special - this video demonstrates that point perfectly and is essential viewing for anybody still on the fence about buying one.
New 2016 Ltd Edition Shirts
Wednesday, 8 June 2016 | Admin
Get set for Summer with a brand new 2016 limited edition Brian May Guitars design T-shirt.
Featuring a striking, 6 colour screen print on a premium quality Black or Dark Heather Grey Stanley Leads shirt, the 2016 BMG T is available NOW in Rock Star (Medium), Ageing Rock Star (Large) and Road Crew (Xtra Large) sizes.
BMG Summer Special
Wednesday, 8 June 2016 | Admin
For a limited period only, Brian May Guitars are offering an exclusive case upgrade offer... buy a Brian May Guitars Special at our standard discount price of £649 and get a FREE Hiscox custom moulded "LiteFlite" hard case instead of a gig bag - an upgrade worth £90!
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
Spring Special - FREE BMG Custom Strap
Saturday, 14 May 2016 | Admin
For a limited period only this season, buy a BMG Special - with padded gig bag or BMG liteflite hard case - and get one of our awesome new Brian May Custom Instrument Straps absolutely FREE.
Sporting the BMG Signature Logo and handcrafted by our good friends at RightOn! Straps in Alicante, these superb quality, vegan straps are manufactured from a combination of durable high-tech synthetic materials and are guaranteed 100% free of any animal product and made without any animal cruelty whatsoever.