Well, having bought and sold quite a few guitars over the last few years I have got used to inspecting them for faults and cosmetic issues.
The first impression of the new Brian May Special guitar which I received last week was simply FLAWLESS.
Korean built, legendary design with top quality components ~ sounds like a formula for success to me??
Obviously an iconic design borrrowed from that young lad who designed and built an electric guitar from an old mahogany fireplace with the help of his dad back in the mists of time – then went on to use it throughout his career in one of the biggest selling bands of all time.
It was inevitable that a production model had to emerge at some point – and indeed it did first as a signature model of Guild USA then Burns of London guitars, but now as a new brand ~ “Brian May Guitars”.
In an attempt to take a more active involvement in quality, specifications and production of the new range of guitars and to make them as affordable as possible, Brian May has taken a lead role with his own technical team to bring his design to a mass market.
Just take a few minutes to compare these specifications to any boutique brand of exotic guitar of your choice ~
Mahogany body (acoustic chambered) and Mahogany Set Neck, Ebony Fretboard with 24 frets plus “zero” fret, Graphite nut, Dual Truss Rod, Burns Trisonic Pickups with individual on / off and phase in / out switches, Brian May designed Wilkinson bridge and 2 point blade Tremelo system, Grover locking Machine Heads, all Gold Hardware, Metallic Gold finish with Cream / Black multi binding to body.
MMmmmmm…………….Now compare the price!!!
It plays on a par with the best and has a range of tones available from the multiple pickup combinations which you will just not find on any other guitar.
All in all this guitar is top quality and at £575 it has to be regarded as great value for money.