Made during the transition period from Burns to Brian May Guitars, the utterly unique Red Special that has powered Brian May through the Queen years and beyond.

The story behind Brian May's hand-built Red Special is legendary - and if you don't know it, type "Red Special" into your search engine and you're bound to come straight to Brian May Guitars and Wikipedia, where you can read all about it.  As far as official replicas go, Guild guitars produced a couple of runs of Red (and Green) Specials in the 80s & 90s, and then it was over to Burns, who produced the guitar in their Korea factory from 2001 to 2004.  The Burns model won Guitarist Magazine's 2001 "Best Electric Guitar Of The Year" award.  Since then, Brian May Guitars (appropriately enough) has taken on production of the full official range of Red (and other finish) Specials, from entry-level to as-near-as-perfect match to the original.   Through all, the exponential range of tones you can get from this guitar's 3 pickups, 3 pick-up on/off switches and 3 pick-up in/out phase switches is staggering - and gives you plenty of options to recreate the sound, if not always the God-like dexterity, of Brian May himself.

Pre-owned Burns Brian May (Red Special) electric guitar w/Gig bag

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