Hello Queenzone members.
I don't post here much; apologies for that. Most people in the Brian May Red Special guitar and gear enthusiast community know me for my RS research and build work. I rejoined Facebook and started up a blog in late 2017 to record my work. It might be of general interest to members of Queenzone. Link below. I think it is visible without logging in to Facebook, but you will have to log in as a member to do the usual stuff such as commenting: link
I was fortunate to meet Brian before the Queen + Adam Lambert concert at Glasgow SSE Hydro on 3rd December 2017. He signed the 3/4 scale Red Special replica I made. I have attached a few pictures but if you want to see the pictures of Brian, you will have to check out my Facebook blog: link
Outstanding R&D work on the Red Special, with a second-to-none attention to the smallest details.
This is a work of art and a labour of love, probably one of the best tribute to Queen and Brian May.
Well done Doug !
Thanks for the link, really interesting.
I wonder what Andrew Guyton thinks of the project. Could there be a limited run of these built by Guyton Guitars in the same way as they did with Martin Pitcher's RS transporter.
"Thanks for the link, really interesting.
I wonder what Andrew Guyton thinks of the project. Could there be a limited run of these built by Guyton Guitars in the same way as they did with Martin Pitcher's RS transporter?"
Thanks Manuel and others.
Andrew Guyton had a look at the little guitar at the Red Special meetup in Theale near Reading, U.K. on 7th October 2017 organised by Shawn Leaver and Jon Underhill. He was kind about it despite the build standard not being professional quality. There are some photos with people comparing it to the Guyton Transporter. Oddly enough, they are broadly similar in overall size while being completely different approaches to the same concept: a travel RS. Actually mine wasn't specifically designed to be a transportable RS, just a mini RS for my kids to use.
Gerben van Dooremal and I took some photos of the event and Andrew and Will Gatley put these as two separate slide shows on the blog section of the Guyton Guitars website (link below) link
If I had the time, I would build another but with correct chambered blockboard body, veneered and with a full thickness long tenon neck arrangement. This was my first guitar build project and evolved in a strange way because it began as a BMG Mini May conversion.
We'll see what the future brings. I would like to build more Red Specials, make kits, etc. with my CNC machine but I work shifts and have two kids so time is very much at a premium.
I don't use this forum much - it appears to be only possible to upload one image, so here's another of Pete Malandrone, 'side stage' at the Glasgow SSE Hydro. It was a memorable night for sure.
I’m everywhere! My digital footprint is far too big. I forgot I was registered here until recently so I thought I would do a bit of shameless self-promotion amongst the HC Queen fandom.