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Brian May Signature Guitar in White (2014) SOLD

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Here is what Brian May say...

'The Brian May Signature Guitar... inspired by Brian May's legendary 'Red Special', an instrument that has achieved iconic status a unique place in rock history, and designed in conjunction with Brian May himself. The result ... a stunning guitar, blessed with superb build quality, awesome playability and an astonishingly rich diversity of killer tones.....'

And here is what Brian May himself says...

'A little over 40 years ago, largely because we could not afford to buy a  high quality electric guitar, and partly because we enjoyed a challenge, my Dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed an instrument from scratch, with the intention that it would have a capability beyond anything that was out there, more tunable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, with a better tremolo, and with a capability of feeding back through the air in a "good" way - i.e. in a self-sustaining mode.

Previously (ironically) electric guitars had been designed NOT to feed back, but in the hands of Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend and Jimi Hendrix, they were forced to! My Dad had the technical knowledge and skills to make the dream come true. The result, after two years of spare-time work, exclusively with hand tools, was the instrument I now call my "Red  Special" - or the "Old Lady" - the guitar which has been a part of me through 30 years of live concerts and studio work with Queen, all around the world.'


Body Mahogany (with chamber)
Binding Pinstripe
Neck Mahogany
Scale Length 24"
Nut 45mm (Graphite)
Machine Heads Grover GH305 (locking)
Pickups 3 x Burns Tri-Sonic pickups (series wired)
Features Original BM switching system
Controls Master Volume & Tone