The materials for Brian May's Red Special
In this section I will describe all the materials that I have used for building my Red Special. In some cases I will give alternatives and reasons why I have chosen a particular item.
NOTE: It is highly advisable to have purchased all parts prior to designing the guitar.
|Body||Oak, Mahogany Veneer, Blockboard|
|Bridge||Aluminium, Stainless Steel|
|Electronics||Capacitor, Potentiometers, Socket, Switches|
|Scratchplate||Black or 3 ply (B/W/B)|
|Side Fret Markers||Mother-of-Pearl|
|Tremolo||Stainless Steel, Hardened Steel, Brass, Compression Springs, Nuts, Bolts, Washers, Rubber, Plastic (end of arm)|
|Truss Rod||¼" threaded rod|
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