Guild / Brian May Signature / 1990 / Red / Guitar For Sale
First '90s GUILD BRIAN MAY, RED Limit Edition, Signatur Series, Mint Conditions RARE with Manual. Comes in Original Guild Case code VA123
All original Guild Brian May Signature in Museum condition! 7 lbs 3.4 oz, Wide C neck profile, and a 1 7/8″ nut width. 24″ scale length. Perfect Neck, Fingerboard, frets The Queen tone!
In the Spring of 1964, Brian May, then a student at Hampton, Middlesex, England, and his father, an electtonics engineer, worked on a project to make an electric guitar. After two years of experimentation and construction the "Red Special" emerged. This guitar, Brian's principal instrument, has been an important part of "Queen's" great sound.
In 1984, the Guild guitar company and Brian worked closely together to produce 316 close counterparts of the "Red Special", which had to retain the quality and special features of a custom-made guitar. It is a unique guitar-different in feel, sound, features, appearance, and character. The new edition, with custom made parts such as pick-ups, tremolo, and the design and shape of the neck and body, is almost a perfect copy of Brian's own guitar.
So you may say that the new re-issue is a spitting image of the "Red Special". Guild will only produce a limited amount of this new edition.
Components and FeelAs with the original version, this body is made out of hand-picked mahogany that was cut specially to show the beauty of the grain. The fingerboard is made out of high-grade ebony with low frets for fast easy action. The neck is wider than most electric's (1 13/16 at the nut) allowing plenty of space for string bending and full control of chords with the left hand. Two full octaves are fretted with cut-a-ways allowing easy access to the 24th fret. The inlaid fret markers give a lot more guidance than on most guitars. The head of the guitar is shaped so as to position the tuning pegs almost in line with the strings, giving it minimum bending at the nuts. The graphite nut positions the strings horizontally, and a 'zero fret' positions them vertically. This eliminates tuning problems at low fret positions, bringing the open string sound into line with fretted notes. This nut arrangement holds tuning with aggressive vibrato use.
The VibratoVibrato units rock strings back and forth over the bridge, and twenty years ago Brian's guitar was the first to have micro rollers to eliminate friction at the bridge. This saves breakage, but equally important, enables the vibrato to return to true pitch, which has always been a problem with early units. Brian's own design of a frictionless vibrato uses a rocking plate on a knife-edge which hsa served him well. This vibrato will be identically reproduced by Schaller.
The SoundThe Guild "Brian May" doesn't just sound like a typical Gibson Les Paul or a Fender Stratocaster. It gives you more in terms of getting your feelings across than any other guitar. The new re-issue has specially designed Seymour Duncan pick-ups which duplicate the original Burns Trisonic pick-ups. These pick-ups have a widened magnetic field, so that the unit picks up from a greater string length than the normal single coil pick-up. The end result is an output which retains the clarity of a single coul pick-up with some of the warmth associated with a hum-bucker. Equally as important is the way the pick-ups are wired in series, rather than parallel as normal, each has an on/off switch (upper row) and a phase-reversing switch (lower row). This is to product a large number of different sounds without having to use any tone controls.
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