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Building Brian May's Red Special During Covid19

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posted on Mar, 19 2020 @ 08:07 PM
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I'm a guitar builder in north texas who just received both, a contract to build Brian May's Red Special and remote access to work from home. I'll be posting updates on YouTube .

I knew Brian and his dad developed and built this guitar, but after researching, realized how different it is from anything I've built previously.

Authentic replicas dont exist, luckily there's a guy in New Jersey who builds the tremolo, bridge and pickguard.

The original used Sandwiched blockboard to create a semihollow body with a mahogany veneer. I'm gonna build the body out of mahogany with a mahogany cap like telecaster semi hollows.

Here's a link to the first part of the build on my YouTube channel. You can also search for Meekguitars on Facebook and Instagram or checkout www.meekguitars.com

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posted on Mar, 19 2020 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: kent04

Sneak/hide a tiny ATS logo somewhere on there for us eh?

Rock on and can't wait to see your picks.

I never knew his guitar was called the "Red Special". I love learning. Thanks.

Watching clip now.
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posted on Mar, 19 2020 @ 08:26 PM
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I read up on that guitar many many years ago. It was so interesting I decided to build my own and ended up with four usable electrics - three guitars and one bass, all with my own body design. It was a fun experiment.


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posted on Mar, 19 2020 @ 09:13 PM
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a reply to: nerbot

Ha! Every build has blood and sweat in it, built a semi hollow telecaster a few years ago with dice in the back and playing cards under the f hole

Will definitely be putting something in the covered chamber, just dont know what yet



posted on Mar, 19 2020 @ 09:13 PM
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a reply to: HalWesten

Isnt the evolution of an idea great




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