The new Super guitar has been quite a mystery for some time. There has been much speculation as to what the guitars specifications are.
There has been little or no information made available.
Mike Ryde and I have discussed this guitar many times, even wondering how different the production models would be from Mike’s own prototype model.
We approached Greg Fryer asking if he would be happy to answer an in depth questionnaire about this guitar.
Greg has very kindly returned this questionnaire. KZ Guitar Works has also very kindly supplied some excellent pictures.
With the recent video footage of Brian using the Super live on stage during the current Queen and Paul Rodgers tour, this all seems so much more relevant.
The link below is a downloadable PDF presentation of the questionnaire. http://www.mikeryde.com/super/Super_GF_Quest.pdf
This presentation offers an insight into the design team, their ideas, construction details and technical challenges experienced in creating the Super.
The changes requested to the original prototype models are fully described as well as the highly important Fryer/Adeson Tri-Sonic pick-ups developed using the technical specifications of the original “father and son” modified Tri-Sonics on the original Red Special.