Brian May Guitars Special - Antique Cherry
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Brian May Guitars Special - Antique Cherry

Special - Antique Cherry, Gitarre mit Sonstiger Form from Brian May Guitars belonging to the Special model.

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heads on fire 03/03/2012

Brian May Guitars Special - Antique Cherry: Produktbewertung von heads on fire (content in English)

"One heck of a guitar for the cash."
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The Brian May Signature guitar has a bound mahogany chambered body, a mahogany neck, and ebony fingerboard. 24 frets, 24 inch scale, and the nut is made of graphite. Pickups are 3 Tri-Sonics, and there is a big network of switches - 6 in all, with on and off for each pickup and phase in and out for each pickup. 1 volume, and 1 tone control. There is a trem system.

UTILIZATION

This is a very comfortable guitar to play. The shorter scale makes this really fun to shred on, with stretch passages very easy to master. I absolutely love how the guitar looks - it's just like Brian's original home-built Red Special, only it comes in different colors! The guitar I tried was a friend's that came in the honey sunburst finish, and it looks great. Worksmanship is very nice on this guitar - there are no finish flaws or rough fret ends or anything. The tremolo had a nice even feel to it.

SOUNDS

The pickups sound fabulous! There is a noticeable hum on high-gain sounds, but that is the norm for single coil pickups. The switching system is massively cool, and can help with the noise, as well as getting some really interesting nasal and vocal-sounding tones. Stylistically, this guitar is very versatile, being able to excel at anything, from jazz to heavy metal tones.

OVERALL OPINION

Of course, this guitar is great for rocking out on old Queen tunes. If one wants to get the Digitech Red Special pedal and a Vox Brian May amp, the setup will nail that tone. But it does an absolutely bang up job playing other styles; this Brian May guitar will excel at any type of music! If you see one in a store you MUST check it out.