Brian May's Red Special Guitar - The Story of the Home-Made Guitar That Rocked the World

Author(s): Brian May; Simon Bradley


Get the full story behind the Red Special, Brian May's hand-built guitar--a unique instrument that helped make May's musical dreams come true.

In 1963, Brian May and his father Harold started to build the Red Special--an electric guitar meant to outperform anything commercially made. Here, Brian talks about of his one-of-a-kind instrument, from its creation on. He played it on every single Queen album and during the band's amazing shows: the roof of Buckingham Palace, Live Aid, the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics . . . and beyond. Along with original diagrams, sketches, and notes, May has included a great selection of photographs of himself with the guitar--which was fully dismantled so it could be shot-- as well as close-ups and X-rays.


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  • : 9781787390782
  • : Carlton Books, Limited
  • : Carlton Books, Limited
  • : 1.08862
  • : August 2019
  • : ---length:- '11'width:- '8.5'units:- Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Brian May; Simon Bradley
  • : Paperback
  • : May-20
  • : English
  • : 144