Brian May Guitars

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About Brian May Guitars

Brian May guitars offer a great way for fans of May's wonderful playing and sound to get a little closer to the magic. The Red Special is May's own iconic guitar famously made by him and his father out of an old mantelpiece! This guitar has been an important symbol of Rock history for decades, and now Brian May guitars gives you the opportunity to play this iconic guitar for yourself. These inspired guitars are accurate and highly playable takes on Brian's legendary axe. They feature special touches such as the multiple switches and shorter scale length that make Brian's guitar unique.

Brian May guitars are some of the most unique on the market today. Brian May guitars feature a variety of different instruments, most of which are modelled on that original Red Special design, such as bass guitars. ukeleles and acoustic guitars. Over the years, there have been several production versions of May's guitar. But this is the first time he has taken control of the design and production himself. These guitars are closer than anything that has come before in capturing the unique feel, sound and spirit of Brian's Red Special.

Why Should I Choose a Brian May Guitar?

  • High-Quality
  • Brian May Approved
  • Superb Playability
  • Unique Look

Frequently Asked Questions about Brian May Guitars

Question: Why is the Red Special's body chambered?
The obvious reason for the chambered body is to relieve some weight from the instrument but there is another reason...the young Brian May actually wanted to encourage feedback from the guitar! Apparently he was inspired by footage of Jeff Beck on TV moving around on stage to get some good harmonic feedback and felt that a semi-hollow guitar would vibrate and sing more. The Red Special certainly sings and this may be one of the secrets!
Question: What scale length is the Red Special?
The Red Special has a scale length of 24" and an Ebony fingerboard with 24 frets.
Question: Where are Brian May guitars made?
Brian May guitars are made in Korea.
Question: Are Brian May guitars any good?
Yes. Brian May guitars are very good. Brian May guitars are high-quality, and made to exacting standards, ensuring a high level of playability and great sound.
Question: What pickups are in Brian May guitars?
Brian May guitars use Burns Tri-Sonic pickups.
Question: What guitars does Brian May use?
Brian May has been known to use a variety of guitars over his long career. He's used Fender Stratocasters, Gibson Les Paul Deluxe's and Flying V's, but the most consistent part of his arsenal is his Red Special. The Red Special was built by May and his Father in the 60's and it's been an iconic part of his sound and image ever since.