Brian May and his father Harold started to hand-build an electric guitar in 1963. Brian dreamed of a guitar that would outperform any of the existing commercially-made electric guitars; his father had the technical knowledge and skills to help make the dream come true. Brian has played his guitar on every Queen album and in Queen's live shows around the world, from the roof of Buckingham Palace to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.
"My dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed an instrument from scratch, with the intention that it would have a capability beyond anything that was out there, more tunable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, with a better tremolo, and with a capability of feeding back through the air in a 'good' way'.
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 286 x 222 mm
"Exceptional in its scope, Brian May's Red Special is the definitive history of the remarkable instrument with which the Queen legend made his name."
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