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Brian May Guitars announces... Brian May Bass!

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Red Special stylings for four-stringers

Red Special stylings for four-stringers

Brian May Guitars announce... Brian May Bass!

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The Brian May Bass at the headstock end

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Brian May Bass body detail

Bass-playing fans of Brian May's legendary Red Special guitar will find themselves reaching for their wallets in a flash when they wrap their eyeballs around the new Brian May Bass from Brian May Guitars.

Here's the official skinny:

"House Music is proud to announce the latest - and lowest - addition to the world renowned Brian May Guitars product line.The Brian May Bass is a 'medium' scale instrument, made in the same spirit as Brian's 'Old Lady' six-string guitar.

"It features a compact, bound mahogany body and 31.5-inch scale neck, topped with a 20 fret ebony fingerboard.Tone is supplied by vintage-styled chrome-covered humbucking neck and rear-position single-coil pickups hooked up to a classic, passive volume/volume/tone circuit.

"Hardware comprises chrome high-mass roller-bridge, 'retro' control knobs and state-of-the-art Hipshot tuners.The 'Bri Bass' is strung with Bass Centre Elites Flatwound strings for super-smooth fundamentals and in keeping with the classic Brian May styling it's finished in a deep Cherry Red with a one-piece black scratchplate."

The Brian May Bass has a UK RRP of £715, complete with gig bag. Visit Brian May Guitars for more.

Chris Vinnicombe worked with us here on the MusicRadar team from the site's initial launch way back in 2007, and also contributed to Guitarist magazine as Features Editor until 2014, as well as Total Guitar magazine, amongst others. These days he can be found at Gibson Guitars, where he is editor-in-chief.