Search the Site

Uber Guitar Quizzes

Think you know something about guitar gear? Take our:

Guitar Gear Quiz Or Metal Gear Quiz Or Guitar Pedal Quiz - New!

Latest Comments

  • AC/DC - Angus Young's Guitar Gear Rig and Equipmen...robert d tait said More
    In the early days, they played in a youth club in Armadale... 2 weeks ago.
  • Rush's Alex Lifeson Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentBrett bradford said More
    I worked in a music store that sold Bugera and... 2 weeks ago.
  • Prince's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentBahadır said More
    He never used Boss MT-2 it was a HM-2 2 weeks ago.
  • Mudvayne - Greg Tribbett Guitar Gear Rig and Equip...Casey said More
    Not the Voodoo, The Gothic series 4 weeks ago.
  • Tom Petty Guitar Rig Gear and Equipmentfrank said More
    Early Vintage One O'Clock Position Examples
    There was indeed... Friday, 09 November 2018
  • John Mayer's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentAnonymous said More
    According to Rene Martinez (guitar tech for both SRV and... Monday, 15 October 2018
  • John Mayer's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentSam Roney said More
    According to Mayer interview, Mayer specifically said that... Monday, 15 October 2018
  • Soulfly - Marc Rizzo Guitar Rig Gear and EquipmentAlexandru said More
    Marc still got his BC Rich custom 7 string signature, but... Thursday, 11 October 2018
  • Foo Fighters - Taylor Hawkins Drum Kit and Gear Se...Dev said More
    What snare drum is Taylor using at their Wembley gig in... Thursday, 04 October 2018
  • Eddie Van Halen's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentHoward said More
    I don’t think amplifiers made in the 1970s ever had built... Monday, 01 October 2018
  • Escape The Fate - Bryan Monte Money Guitar Gear Ri...adam said More
    does he use both the blues driver and the super overdrive at... Monday, 24 September 2018
  • Eddie Van Halen's Guitar Gear Rig and EquipmentKB said More
    Ed is notorious for speaking fiction regarding hia gear. He... Saturday, 08 September 2018
  • Zac Brown Guitar Rig Gear and EquipmentAnonymous said More
    Zac Brown also owns several Fredholm guitars. Thursday, 06 September 2018
  • Mudvayne - Greg Tribbett Guitar Gear Rig and Equip...Ryan Lindsey said More
    They were on the Tatoo The Earth tour when they first came... Thursday, 06 September 2018

Brian May is an English musician best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the English rock band Queen. As a guitarist, he's known for his memorable riffs and solos, distinctive tone, as well as for the fact that he built (with his father) his own guitar, called the "Red Special". He is also cited as a pioneer of the delay effect. An interesting fact is that he also has had a long term interest in astrophysics, having recently completed his doctoral thesis in the subject. He received his PhD in Astrophysics.

Let's look at what gear and equipment has been seen in Brian May's Guitar Rig!

Brian May on guitar

CoolClick the gear images for more info and specs at Guitar CenterCool

Guitars and other instruments


- The Red Special guitar (this has been his main guitar)

- Brian May Guitars Brian May Signature Electric Guitar (Brian designed this after the Red Special)

Brian May Guitars Brian May Signature Electric Guitar Antique Cherry

- Gibson Les Paul Deluxe (as a backup during the early tours)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Deluxe Electric Guitar Gold Top

- Gibson Flying V (spare during Hot Space tour)

Gibson 2017 Flying V Hp Electric Guitar Ebony

- Fender Telecaster

Fender 2012 American Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard - Sunburst

- Ibanez JS

- Greco BM90

- Parker Fly

Parker Guitars Fly Mojo Flame Electric Guitar

- Ovation 12 string acoustics

Ovation Standard Elite 2758 AX 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

- Martin Acoustic guitars

- Gibson Chet Atkins nylon guitar

- Aloha Ukulele

- Yamaha DX7 keyboard

- Guild Brian May guitars (in the 80's and 90's)

 

 

Amplifiers
- Vox AC30 amps - Vox made a Custom Classic AC30BM Brian May Signature 30w 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Deacy amp (reproduced by Vox as the "Brian May Special")

Effects
- Boss Chorus Ensemble CE-1 (from the 70's) - now CE-5

- Foxx Foot Phaser

- Wah Wah pedal

Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal

- Brian May Treble Booster

- Brian May Digitech Artist Series pedal. - It has all the Queen effects and settings built in

- Sennheiser wireless system

- VCA Control pedal

- Mike Hill custom-made rack-mount loop switcher

- TC Electronic G-Force

TC Electronic G-Force Guitar Multi Effects Processor

- Rocktron Intellifex XL (used for Delay and "weird" noises)

- Hughes & Kettner Tube Rotosphere

Hughes & Kettner Tube Tools Tube Rotosphere MKII

- Tape Delay and custom delay units



Interesting Fact: Brian May uses a English Sixpence from the 60's as his guitar pick. He also has custom Brian May Optima strings that are 24 karat gold plated.

Like what you see?

Close

Hit the buttons below to follow us, you won't regret it...