In pictures: Brian May's Red Special up close

Posted Oct 3, 2014 at 9:55am
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On sale now, issue 386 of Guitarist magazine sees us get up close and personal with Brian May of Queen's iconic Red Special guitar like never before, to coincide with the release of the new book, Brian May's Red Special: The Story Of The Home-Made Guitar That Rocked Queen And The World by Brian May with Simon Bradley, from Carlton Books.

In the new issue of the mag, co-author Simon Bradley helps us lift the lid on the most iconic home-made guitar in rock history as we explore the making of the book and Simon's personal recollections of playing and dismantling the legendary instrument in the process.

Click onwards for a taster, and make sure you buy Guitarist issue 386 to read the inside story. To see these images in full, glorious HD, pick up a copy of Guitarist issue 386 in print and get a free digital edition.

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