The electronics for Brian May's Red Special
Currently it is extremely hard to purchase the necessary white switches to get "the look" of the Red Special. I have tracked down two places that you can actually get them from, but they are not cheap. In the US you can purchase them from RS Guitars, or in the UK from Burns. To order from Burns you must contact them directly to purchase the switches as they are not available on their web site.
Alternatively you can either have black switches, or convert them to white switches.
Capacitor (tone control)
If you decide to go for the Tri-Sonic pickups then you can purchase them from Burns or Adeson. Alternatively, you can purchase single coil pickups and have chrome plated(coloured) covers to achieve the same visual effect but sacrifice the sound. These can be purchased from a variety of places, including Axesrus, and StewMac.
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