Brian May Rhapsody Electro Acoustic Guitar, Antique Cherry

£495.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 20th December 2016
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1 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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  • Fishman Presys+ Preamp with 3 Band EQ & Built-in LED Tuner
  • Arched, Fitted Hard Shell Case for Storage and Transportation
  • Solid Spruce Top & Mahogany Body for a Rich Balanced Tone
  • 3-A-Side Chrome Enclosed Gear Machines for a Classic Look
  • Unique Cutaway Body Shape Offers Easier Access to Higher Frets

Brian May Rhapsody Electro Acoustic Guitar, Antique Cherry

The Brian May Rhapsody Acoustic Guitar features a distinctive body shape crafted from solid spruce, along with a mahogany body. This elegant body shape also features a double cutaway design, which allows easy access to the higher frets and provides more versatility. For added volume, players can benefit from the Fishman Presys+ Preamp with 3 band EQ, Phase Switch, Anti-Feedback Control, Brilliance Control & Built-in LED Tuner. This stunning guitar comes equipped with a fitted hardshell case, so you have everything you need to get you on your way. Also available in a natural finish.

Product Ref: 81730

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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:

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Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
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Final payment: £8.65
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Final payment: £12.41
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Solid Spruce & Mahogany Body

This stunning electro acoustic guitar from the Brian May collection is crafted with a solid spruce soundboard. Spruce is a popular choice for acoustic guitars due to its dense properties, its ability to produce a dynamic range of tones, and accommodate any playing style. Combined with a mahogany body, the Rhapsody delivers perfectly balanced tone along with articulation. This elegantly shaped guitar also features a small jumbo body shape, and provides a powerful projection when used unamplified. With its compact dimensions, road-ready construction and a crisp, versatile sound, the Rhapsody makes an ideal travel companion, songwriting partner and a work horse instrument with a delivery and performance fit for any application.

Fishman Presys+ Electronics

In addition to offering you a superb acoustic tone, the Rhapsody is equipped with a Fishman Sonicore braided, under-saddle pickup and the fully-featured Presys+ onboard active preamp. Achieving the perfect tone is easy, with its discreet 3 band EQ sidemount, offering a full host of controls such as a notch filter for anti-feedback control, phase switch, and a brilliance control for extra tone shaping. This low profile control board also features a built-in tuner with an LED display, and allows users to simply plug-and-play. This compact unit runs on standard 9 volt battery, and also includes a low battery level indicator status for optimum use.

Zero Fret Keeps Strings In Place

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. Zero frets are regarded as an authentic features, as 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.


  • Equipped with Fishman Presys+ Preamp with 3 Band EQ, Phase Switch, Anti-Feedback Control, Brilliance Control & Built-in LED Tuner for added volume
  • Arched, fitted hard shell case for storage and transportation
  • Crafted with a solid spruce top and mahogany body for a rich balanced tone with crisp articulation
  • Zero Fret keeps the strings spaced properly
  • 3-A-Side Chrome Enclosed Gear Machines, with Black Tuning Buttons for a classic look
  • Unique cutaway body shape offers easier access to the higher frets
  • Oval sound hole allows acoustic sound to project forwards


Body & Bridge

  • Body Shape: Jumbo
  • Back/ Side Wood: Mahogany
  • Top Material: Solid Spruce
  • Binding: ABS Pinstripe Binding
  • Finish: Antique Cherry
  • Bridge: Compensated Rosewood
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony Bridge
  • Scale Length: 610mm (24")

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Inlay: White Pearl Dots
  • Number of Frets: 24 Medium + Zero Fret
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood

Electronics & Hardware

  • Pickup/ Preamp: Fishman Presys+ Preamp with 3 Band EQ
  • Tuners: 3-A-Side Chrome Enclosed Gear Machines, with Black Tuning Buttons
  • Strings: Elites "Science Of Sound" Acoustic Strings
  • Case: Arched, Fitted Hard Shell Case