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Burns Brian May Signature Electric Guitar
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Brian May's classic, handmade Red Special has been faithfully re-created by Burns to deliver a guitar that will unleash your creativity. It features ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A rockin' machine true to Brian May's specs!
Brian May's classic, handmade Red Special has been faithfully re-created by Burns to deliver a guitar that will unleash your creativity. It features 3 single-coil pickups with individual on/off and phase reverse switches, plus master tone and volume controls. The body and neck are mahogany and the neck is fitted with a grade-A ebony fingerboard and 24 medium frets (including a zero fret). 3 Burns Tri-sonic pickups wired in series, handmade to the original design, deliver the punch, bite, and clarity you've always wanted. Individual on/off and phase reverse switches, plus master tone and volume controls.
Whether you are looking for the "Queen Sound" that Brian May helped make famous or are more into funk, blues, or jazz, this guitar lets you express your artistry.
- 21 possible pickup switching combinations
- Fully accessible 24-fret neck
- Exceptionally comfortable whammy bar
- Auto-locking Grover tuners
- Master tone and volume controls
- Individual on/off and phase reverse switches Bi-directional truss rod
Whether you are looking for that authentic Queen sound or are more into funk, blues, or jazz, this guitar lets you express your artistry. BUY IT TODAY!
Reviewed by 17 customers
Great tones, great style, it has to be the best guitar in the world. It's all I expected and more!
This guitar is so well made and has such good features that the only reason not to buy it is you have a custom made guitar! Absolutely the best guitar in its price!
This guitar surprised me by becoming my favorite almost immediately after I received it. The combination of a 24" scale, 7.5" fretboard radius, ebony fretboard, total control over pickup switching and phasing - the tone of the Burns Tri-Sonic pickups and the great appearance and quality of construction makes it a real winner!
Just buy the Brian May Burns to get impressed and inspired. This guitar is awesome and versatile.
More than any Brian May/Queen fan could hope for! This guitar can cover any base maybe except funk. This guitar now takes the place of my Strat as main guitar! It really doesn't get better than this!
Overall, this is a nice guitar. Tone ranges available are appreciated. Tuning stability not as good as a strat, but perhaps with time this can be worked around, or maybe it'll just settle into a comfortable spot, or maybe I'll just screw the **** bridge down and call it a guitar. Just plugging it straight into an amp isn't going to make you sound like Brian May, but if you are looking for something with a lot of potential tone possibilities, this one is worth a try I think. We had a little shootout with the Burns versus a new strat (American) and the trade off, besides the price difference, was that the strat stayed in tune longer, but couldn't muster alot of the tones that you can get out of this guitar, including some which are very close to the classic strat. This is a whole different animal than anything else I've come across, and heck, I can always pick up a strat sometime if I want to - but I've decided to keep this guitar because tonally it is extremely versatile, and the neck feels nice. Really nice fret work on it.Of course, I'm a big fan of Queen, and no one could argue that all the sounds Brian May has been able to coax out of the original Red Special have been anything short of phenomenal. Certainly a reproduction of it was warranted.
This guitar is completely boss, sure the tremolo isn't close to the original, but for the price it's close enough for me. The sound is very true to Mr. May's red special. The guitar is very versatile, the pickups sound almost exact, but a little adjustment was needed to make them a little closer (just a millimeter on the treble side of the middle pickup). i'd get the case too, this guitar is a good investment so keep it in good shape. Overall I think this guitar is great for the money and is much closer to the original than the Red Specials produced in the 80s and 90s.
This thing is a total hot rod. The neck scale is short, but the neck is wide. The short scale coupled with the many pickup combinations make for a guitar like no other I know of. It doesn't just sound like Queen, but it sure can if you want. Nice locking pegs on the tuners. Finish is gorgeous (transparent red). If you're trying to sound like Brian May in the States, this is the one.
Almost perfect except the cheap excuse for the tremelo. It is built the way it should be except for that. The pickguard should be black/white/black not just plain black. The switches should be white. No star on the pickguard or pence on headstock.
This giutar is the best guitar of the centry. The sound gets soo close to Brian's original sound that you could not tell the difference between the actual red speacial and the Burns, it is very versatile so you can play a single coil sound on one pick up setting and have a screaming les paul on another setting so it really is one of the best guitars.