The new expanded and updated version of the book Brian May’s Red Special – the story of the homemade guitar that shook Queen and the world, written by Brian May and Simon Bradley has been translated into Spanish by guitarist Danny Gomez.
Commenting on the Spanish translation May said: ‘That’s a great idea!!”, and Simon Bradley added ‘Danny is the man. I have complete confidence in his ability to do a great job with this! It’s a huge job and it couldn’t be in better hands.’
This book allows readers to discover everything they wanted to know about Mays’ unique instrument. May talks about all aspects of the Red Special, from its birth to playing on the roof of Buckingham Palace, from Live Aid to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and beyond. All this accompanied by original schematics, sketches and notes dating back to the construction of the guitar as well as a large selection of photographs including ones of May on stage with the Red Special, closeups and X-Rays.
In the book May explains: ‘My Dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed the instrument from scratch, with the intention it would have a capacity beyond anything out there, more tuneable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, better tremolo and able to feed thorough the air in a ‘good’ way.’
To find out more about the Spanish Translation of the Brian May Red Special book please go to dannygomez.es/producto/brian-mays-red-special/