DISC Brian May Super Electric Guitar, Antique Cherry

£2,950.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • Hand Made And Limited Edition Due to its Meticulous, Hand-Crafted Construction,
  • Premium Quality Hiscox Hard-Shell Case for the Ultimate Protection
  • Equipped with Adeson Burns Tri-Sonic pickups for Authenticity

DISC Brian May Super Electric Guitar, Antique Cherry

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The Brian May Super Electric Guitar is a faithful replica of Brian May's iconic Red Special guitar made by Brian and his father, and is a must have for Queen fans out there. Featuring a quartersawn, chambered mahogany body with a book-matched, antique-cherry stained mahogany top, the Super delivers a superb acoustic resonance. Its glued in mahogany neck sports a smooth 24 fret ebony fingerboard, along with a zero fret for enhanced string spacing. For added volume, players can benefit from the trio of Adeson Burns Tri-Sonic Pickups that offer faithful a reproduction of the unique tonal nuances of the original model. With its full host of accurately matched aesthetics, this guitar has it all. If that's not enough, this stunning replica model also includes a high quality BMG branded Hiscox hard-shell "LiteFlite" case for the ultimate protection and storage.

Product Ref: 81733

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Limited Edition Model

The Brian May Super Electric Guitar is a limited edition model, with production being restricted to 100 instruments a year, worldwide. Each model is meticulously hand-crafted to ensure the highest quality, and accurate detail, offering a prestigious guitar.

Construction

The original Red Special guitar was constructed by Brian May and his father, and its solid body was even , oak and mahogany taken from the now legendary fireplace by Brian and his father back in the mid-sixties. The new Super model doesn't quite keep to the same tradition as the original, instead it is crafted with a 2-Piece Quartersawn chambered mahogany body, along with a book-matched, quartersawn mahogany top. Players can benefit from the warm resonant tone that the chambered mahogany produces, and sounds great when amplified.

Neck

Every effort has been made to re-create the Red Special as accurately as possible, and great attention to detail has been paid to replicate the original's dimensions and technical appointments in almost every detail. Everything including body and headstock dimensions, neck profile, fingerboard radius, binding, scratchplate shapes, pickup surrounds, tremolo and electronics are all faithfully accurate to its ancestor.

Adeson Burns Tri-Sonic Pickups

The trio of Tri-sonic style single coil pickups featured on this replica model are identical re-creations of the Tri-Sonic pickups built between 1960 - 1965, using exactly the same construction and components. Like the originals, these new pickups are also wound on the same 1950's Burns winding machine, making them the most accurate modern version of this classic pickup on the market. Tri-Sonic pickups deliver a distinctive big, round sound with richer harmonic content than any other wound pickup. This trio of pickups are wired in series for increased output and a fuller signal. When more than one pickup is selecte players can achieve a humbucker-style tone, with more warmth and gain than a traditional parallel wired single-coil arrangement.

Authentic Electronics

The Super maintains its classic features by including an authentic wiring scheme, switches, potentiometer and capacitor values, along with lathe-turned, aluminium control knobs. Just like the original model, the switching system is correctly mounted to an aluminium mounting plate. In addition to these replica details, the Super also includes some internal enhancements that do no take away from its authentic details. These approved enhancements include shielding under the entire scratch plate surface area to reduce finger static noise and to assist in insulation from electrical and RF interference and a reinforcing plate inlaid into the guitar's body at the output jack to prevent accidental splitting damage.

Reviews

"The dream of all Brian May fans has finally been realised: the Super is as genuine a recreation of the Red Special as is realistic for what is a pretty good price." Music Radar

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Features

  • Limited Edition due to its meticulous, hand-crafted construction
  • Premium quality BMG branded Hiscox hard-shell "LiteFlite" case for the ultimate protection
  • Equipped with Adeson Burns Tri-Sonic pickups are identical re-creations from the original model
  • 2-Piece quartersawn mahogany body with acoustic chambers for a resonant tone
  • Knife-edge tremolo tailpiece is a hand-crafted reproduction of Brian's original design
  • Certificate of authentication, numbered and personally signed by Dr. Brian May
  • Ebony fingerboard with 24 frets and zero fret
  • Set-neck offers a warmer tone and better access to top frets compared bolt-on necks that use a metal plate
  • Custom modified Wilkinson roller bridge
  • Exact RS Replica Main Control Plate, Half-Moon Tremolo Tail Plate, Matching Truss Rod Cover

Specifications

Body

  • Series: BMG Super
  • Body Top: Book-Matched, Quartersawn Mahogany
  • Body Back: 2-Piece Quartersawn Mahogany with Acoustic Chambers
  • Body Binding: White
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Body Colour: Antique Cherry

Neck

  • Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Glued-In
  • Scale Length: 610mm (24")
  • Fingerboard Radius: 184.2mm (7.25")
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 24 + Zero Fret
  • Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ-XL
  • Nut Width: 40mm (1.57")
  • Position Inlays: Mother-Of-Pearl Face & Side Dots

Hardware & Electronics

  • Pickups: 3 x Adeson/Fryer Custom Modified Burns Tri-Sonic Series Wired, Single Coil
  • Controls: Master Volume + Master Tone with BM Replica
  • Pickup Switching: White Switchcraft Slider Switches | 3 x Pickup On/Off | 3 x Pickup Phase In/Out
  • Bridge: Custom Modified Wilkinson Roller Bridge
  • Tuning Machines: 3-A-Side Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners
  • Control knobs: Aluminium Control Knobs
  • Strings: D'Addario XL-120 Super Light, Plain Steel .009 - .011 - .016, Nickel Wound .024 - .032 - .042
  • Pickguard: Exact RS Replica Main Control Plate,Half-Moon Tremolo Tail Plate, Matching Truss Rod Cover
  • Case: Moulded, Impact Resistant, Plush Lined HISCOX "LiteFlite" Custom Fitted Hard Case with Stamped Brian May Guitars Logo
  • Accessories: Official Certificate of Authenticity | Numbered &Personally Signed By Dr. May