#1
i've got a question about brian may's red special. Most of the wood used to make the guitar came from an old fireplace that a friend of the may was about to throw away. The body was made mostly of hard oak, blockboard and other woods and everything was basically glued together. what i dont understand is how can a guitar made of this kind of crap wood produce such great tone? i mean anyone can spot brian may's tone, but not because it sucks. is his tone just basically governed by vox ac30's and a treble booster? ..so in other words his guitar would sound like crap plugged into another amp..?
#2
I thought it was made of a mahogany fireplace?

He wound the pickups himself, and they're probably what sounds so good on the actual guitar (not including his amps etc)
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#3
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....He wound the pickups himself....


he uses burns tri sonic pickups that he moddified
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#4
^That I didn't know.
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#5
He originally tried to make his own pickups, but they turned out all ****ty, so yeah, he used Tri-Sonics.

And I believe the fireplace was mahogany/maple, with some chambers.
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#8
i still dont know bough his tone, i dunno if i like it.
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#9
Some guy makes a replica of it, can't remeber much more though.
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