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What's special about Brian May's guitar?

Submitted by: YourValentine

Brian and his father built his guitar, "The Red Special" starting the work in August 1963 when Brian was 16. The neck is made from mahogany from an old fireplace, the body mostly from oak, and the tremolo assembly included a knife edge and two motorbike valve springs. The fret-markers are made from old pearl buttons.