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26th November 2016 By Mike 6 Comments
Daniil Grin says
Could you tell me please, are you making Red Special guitar replica?
Yes I am.
I am building if for my younger brother but it is sitting behind a couple of other projects that need to be completed. I have made a start and have so far outlined the body, made a start on the neck and purchased most of the ‘bits n pieces’ i.e. the pickups, switches, scratch plate etc.
Thanks for the interest.
Thanks Mike for your response!
Tell me please, if I’ll place an order, how much it may cost to me?
And is there any possibility to check the sound of your work – Red Special guitar, for example through YouTube?
Thanks in advance.
Hello Danill , I do not make guitars for sale, sorry. The Red Special is for my younger brother David. However you can purchase a Red Special fromhttp://shop.brianmayguitars.co.uk/the-bmg-special.html for under £700. I hope they can help you.
For how much you build new Red Special guitar?
Andy Wason says
Hi Mike, any luck with the tremolo springs? from what I’ve gleaned the specs are below (Doug Short on the red special library forum had/has some for sale) I’m in Canada and have been searching amazon and ebay for equivalents, but detailed specs of the springs on offer are hard to come by.
“I have some surplus hardware I am happy to move on.
Five sets of tremolo springs see details below:
Red Special approximate specs:
Wire diameter: 14 SWG (0.080″, 2.032 mm)
Coil outer diameter: 5/8″ (15.875 mm)
Free length: 1 1/2″ (38.1 mm)
Solid length: 0.72″ (18.3 mm)
Rate: 54 lb/in (9.46 N/mm)
Active coils: 6
Material: Carbon valve A230
Wire Diameter: 14 SWG (0.080″, 2.032 mm)
Outside Diameter: 0.600″
Hole Diameter: 5/8″ (15.875 mm)
Free Length: 1 1/2″ (38.1 mm)
Solid Length: 0.701″
Rate: 55.90 lb/inch
Number of Coils: 6.5
Material: Stainless Steel
Finish: Passivate as per ASTM A967
£10 per pair including first class postage and packing in U.K. only. Overseas members PM for a postage rate.”
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