Brian May Bass Guitar, Antique Cherry

£649.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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1 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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  • Humbucker & Tri-Sonic Single Coil Pickups for an Earthy, Low-End
  • 31.5 Inch Scale Length, Ideal for Beginners or Smaller Players
  • Premium Quality Padded Gig Bag made from Shower-Proof Material
  • Bass Centre Elites Detroit Flatwound Strings for Smooth Playing
  • High-Mass Roller Bridge for Enhanced Sustain and Crisp Clarity

Brian May Bass Guitar, Antique Cherry

The Brian May Bass Guitar features a mahogany body and set-neck, along with a double cutaway design for easy access to the higher frets. Equipped with a humbucker and a tri-sonic single coil pickup, this unique bass guitar delivers a rich bottom end, with classic characteristics. Its iconic look takes its inspiration from Brian May's legendary guitar that he built from scratch, and features the antique cherry finish along with a one-piece black pickguard. Additional features includes a high-mass roller bridge for enhanced sustain and crisp clarity, lightweight open gear tuners on an arrow shaped headstock and many more. If that's not enough, this superb bass guitar comes with a padded gig bag for transportation.

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To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £250 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36 or 24 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!

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To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:

Finance APR Deposit to Pay Payments Total Payable
Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
Final payment: £6.83
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9% 15.9% No Deposit 36 months: £8.65
Final payment: £8.65
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9% 18.9% No Deposit 24 months: £12.41
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee

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Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website and is not available in store or via phone currently.

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Zero Fret

The zero fret is an extra fret located directly in front of the nut, which serves solely to keep the strings spaced properly. The strings rest on top of the zero fret, which can be higher than the other frets. They are regarded today as an antiquated feature, and they usually appear on a small number of instruments as an item of vintage-style authenticity. A zero fret isn’t merely a cosmetic touch, as it serves a subtle purpose appreciated by discerning players.

Short Scale Bass

The Brian May Bass Guitar features a 31.5 inch scale length and is perfect for players who will appreciate the comfort of a shorter-scale instrument. Short scale basses are often marketed towards students and beginners due to their smaller scale bodies. They are also beneficial to players with smaller hands and shorter fingers, and would be an ideal choice for children.


As well as looks, the Brian May Bass is equipped with passive electronics, and features a humbucker in the neck position, and tri-sonic style single coil at the bridge. Both pickups offer a classic tone with a low bottom-end, with clarity and punch; everything you look for in a bass.

Bridge and Control Knobs

The Brian May Bass Guitar is equipped with a high-mass roller bridge which enhances your overall tone and sustain, and offers better articulation. In addition, a trio of aluminium top hat control knobs are also a main feature, providing you with a vintage look as well as offering controls from volume and tone.

Gig Bag

In addition to its superb looks and classic tone, the Brian May Bass Guitar comes complete with premium quality padded gig bag made from hard wearing shower-proof material. It is the perfect accessory for storing your beloved bass, and even includes twin rucksack-style shoulder straps, side and front grab handles for quick and easy transportation. Dual front pockets are also incorporated into the design of this gig bag, and allow you to store all necessary accessories in one location.


"If you want something off the beaten track, the Brian May Bass has a great deal to offer" Music Radar

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"An unusual and fine-looking beast with a heap of ’60s flavour which harks back to wilder times without really trying to" Guitar and Bass

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  • Equipped with a humbucker and a tri-sonic single coil pickup for an earthy, low-end
  • A short 800mm (31.5-inch) scale length, ideal for beginners or smaller players
  • Lightweight open gear tuners on an arrow shaped headstock
  • Premium quality padded gig bag made from hard wearing shower-proof material
  • Bass Centre Elites "Detroit" flatwound strings for super-smooth playing
  • Classic antique cherry finish with a one-piece black pickguard, just like Brian May's original guitar
  • High-mass roller bridge for enhanced sustain and crisp clarity
  • Aluminium "top-hat" control knobs for volume and tone


  • Body: Mahogany
  • Body Shape: Double Cutaway
  • Body Binding: Cream
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Body Colour: Antique Cherry


  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 31.5"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fret Size: Smooth
  • Position Inlays: White Dots

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup:Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Tri-Sonic Style Single Coil
  • Controls: Volume x 2, Master treble
  • Bridge: High-Mass Roller Bridge
  • Tuning Machines: Hipshot Ultralite tuners.
  • Control knobs: Aluminium Top Hats
  • Strings: Bass Centre Elites "Detroit" flatwound strings
  • Pickguard: One-piece black
  • Gig Bag: Premium quality padded gig bag