In the latest episode of My Guitar Story, Arielle discusses her new BMG signature model.
The first non-Red Special model offered by Brian May Guitars, Arielle’s unique offset design features a raised centre-strip, much like a Firebird, and two-tone finish. Here, Arielle details the process behind her new model and the striking design choices on board.
Construction consists of a Korina/Limba body, with a set 24-fret ‘modern radius’ one-piece mahogany neck, and a scale length of 24 inches: the same scale length that’s found on the original Red Special.
Elsewhere you’ll find May’s Tri-Sonic single-coils, as well as the same phase-switching system that’s found on his legendary signature guitar. This system sports six DPDT switches that allow each pickup to be engaged and have its phase reversed independently.