1994 Guild Brian May Signature Red with 3 Seymour Duncan Pickups ID-7562
1994 Guild Brian May Signature Red with 3 Seymour Duncan Pickups
This 1994 Guild Brian May Signature Red with 3 Seymour Duncan Pickups is in excellent condition with only a few minor surface scratches which we've attempted to capture in the detailed photos below. It has minor fretwear and the tremolo arm is included the original hardshell case.
In 1993, Guild re-introduced the Brian May Signature Series, a limited run of 1000 guitars, with three new models. This is he top model of the series, the BM01 and is a very close copy of Brian's Red Special.
It features Seymour Duncan pickups, which are very good copies of the Burns Tri-Sonics on the Red Special. The Seymour Duncan pickups are a good copy of the original Burns Tri-Sonics. Brian modified the original Burns pickups on the Red Special by re-winding them with reverse windings and also by potting them with epoxy resin to prevent them becoming microphonic. The tremolo/bridge system is a custom Schaller unit, which is also a very good copy of Brian's original.
The body and neck on the BM01 are mahogany and the fretboard is ebony. The body has binding on both the front and back and a 5-ply scratchplate. The construction of the BM01 is semi-solid, again exactly reproducing the details of the Red Special. This model is known as the Brian May Signature and featurs a transfer of Brian's signature on the back of the headstock.
Addition features include the offset double cutaway bound mahogany body, black laminated pickguard, 24-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, tune-o-matic bridge/Brian May vibrato, blackface peghead with pearl logo inlay, 3-per-side tuners, chrome hardware, 3 single coil Seymour Duncan pickups, volume/tone controls and 6 slide switches.
- Serial: ME 00164
- Top Wood: Mahogany
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Scale: 24 1/2"
- Year: 1994
- Inlays: MOP Dot fingerboard inlays
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic Brian May Vibrato
- Tuners: 3 Per Side Chrome
- Body Binding: White
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Inlay: Guild Logo
- Frets To Body: 20
- Pickup(s): 3X Seymour Duncan Single Coil
- Pickup Controls: 6 Slide Switches Volume/Tone Controls
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included