Guild Brian May Red Special, BHM-02 (Red, 1994)

In addition to the BHM-01 Guild produced a series of “Humbucker versions” which became known as the BHM-02. It is a unique guitar-different in feel, sound, features, appearance, and character. The new edition, with custom made parts such as pick-ups, and the design and shape of the neck and body, is almost a perfect copy of Brian’s own guitar. So you may say that the new re-issue is a spitting image of the “Red Special”. Guild only produced a limited amount of this new edition. Components and Feel As with the original version, this body is made out of hand-picked mahogany that was cut specially to show the beauty of the grain.

The fingerboard is made out of high-grade rosewood with low frets for fast easy action. The neck, like the BHM-01, is wider than most electrics (1 13/16 at the nut) allowing for string bending and easy access to the upper frets. The head of the guitar is shaped so as to position the tuning pegs almost in line with the strings, giving it minimum bending at the at the nut. The nut positions the strings horizontally, and a ‘zero fret’.