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Posted: 08 Apr 05, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got a few doubts for experts here

its about the red special copies he used over the years...

Im know about the John Birch copy from WWRY, SYW and Queen on Fire (action this day)

and obviously the Guild copies from One vision

and the Fryer's copies from his last tours and the burns ones....

But if the John birch is yellow ... What guitar is the one from the Good old fashioned lover boy BBC video, the pickguard is different as the color... what guitar is that

and in the Keep yourself alive and liar videos, im pretty sure i see a label on the top of the guitar.... whats that, cause im sure is the red special.....

well thanks for answers


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Posted: 08 Apr 05, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BM900 from Japan I think.

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Posted: 08 Apr 05, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was a Greco model...

http://www.brianmaycentral.com/commercial.html

"Japanese firm Greco have produced commercial copies of Brian's guitar since the 1970s, known as the BM80, BM90 and BM900. These guitars look quite similar to the Red Special, although in the early models some of the details were incorrect (e.g. the pickup switching and phasing) and the sound was poor. Brian apparantly contacted the firm to see if they were interested in making a proper 'Signature' model with authentic looks and sounds, but they declined. Brian can be seen playing his Greco copy on the Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy promo video. These guitars are still actually produced in Japan in very limited quantities although very few examples have ever been exported from Japan. The BM900s often featured unusual scratchplates, as in the above picture."

KYA and Liar was the real deal. Interesting to see Brian using an Orange amp there with his black back up Strat resting by it...


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