• Guild Brian May Pro


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Dates of manufacture: 

1994 to 1995

The Guild Brian May Pro model was Guild's second faithful reproduction of Brian May's Red Special. It is identical to the BM01 Signature model except without the signature decal on the headstock.

Specifications (22)


Body materialmahogany body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body
Pickguard materialblack pickguard


BridgeBrian May vibrato, tune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware


Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Finish colorsred finish
Finish effectstransparent finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings


Headstock inlays or logospearl headstock inlay/logo
Number of frets24 fret
Peghead (headstock)black face headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side


Pickup selector controls6 selector switches
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control


Pickups brand and modelSeymour Duncan pickup(s)
Pickups configuration3 single coil pickups

Prices (1)

1998$1800excellentAlvaro Perezit's a very versatile guitar and thus can get you any number of sounds. i bought it for $1,800 and it was worth every penny. you can sound like anyone with a les paul or strat but you can't sound like brian may without this axe. on the other hand, i can sound like anyone with this guild brian may. it's got a very advanced wiring system that very few (if any) have been able to replicate. because the pickups are wired in series rather than parallel (don't really know what that means i just heard brian may say it) and because each pickup has its own on/off switch and a phase reversal switch, it therefore gives you 21 different pickup configurations. this is by far my favorite guitar and i have quite a few. partly because i'm biased, being a queen fan, but also as someone who enjoys playing the guitar, i love that i can get pretty much any sound i want with just a flick of a switch or the rollback of the tone knob. plus with it being limited to just 1000 copies made worldwide, they've become pricey and quite the collector's piece. it's like having a piece of history, like a museum piece. awesome axe & proud owner. highly recommended to anyone who likes versatility.

Reviews (1)

GUILD BRIAN MAY PRO reviewed by Al

Average: 5 (1 vote)
great guitar. very versatile. will get you any sound you want. good for getting those classic queen sounds and creating your own stuff. the guitar itself has a unique design unlike anything gibson or fender have released. the wiring was also ahead of its time with a switching system that offers 21 different pickup combinations. the guitar is well built and has stood the test of time as it was launched in 1994 tho i bought it in 1998 but it was made to last. overall highly recommended product. very rare too but if you see them they're up in the thousands. if you're fortunate enough to pick one up, plug it into a vox ac30 with a treble booster, grab an english six pence or any coin with a serrared edge will suffice, and just let it rip. or you can hook it up to any other amp and still get unique sounds that are your own.

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