Brian May Electric Guitars

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About Brian May Electric 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, Brian's own iconic guitar famously made by him and his father out of an old mantelpiece, is of course the main subject and focus of Brian May guitars. These replicas are accurate and highly playable takes on Brian's legendary axe, with all of the idiosyncratic touches like the multiple switches and shorter scale length that make Brian's guitar unique.

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: rest assured that these guitars are closer than anything that has come before in capturing the unique feel, sound and spirit of Brian's Red Special.

As well as the Red Special itself, Brian May guitars offer a range of similar instruments with different finishes and hardware options in addition to Brian May basses and acoustics!

Frequently Asked Questions about Brian May Electric Guitars

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!
The Red Special has a scale length of 24" and an Ebony fingerboard with 24 frets.
Brian May guitars are made in Korea.