Some more relics that were considered for inclusion in the book ‘Brian May’s Red Special’.
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The small brown box just below the glass is labelled ‘Bri’s Continuity Tester c. 1959’, while just to the left of the laptop is a plastic bag labelled ‘Red wooden dot taken from Red Special – 5th fret marker’ on 15th January 1998, presumably by Greg Fryer.
There’s also a box of homemade tools including the ‘template for fretboard curvature’, a collection of pickup surrounds, some modern Burns bass Tri-Sonics and a further box of screws and wires that were replaced on 3rd June 1998 during repairs, again, we presume, by Greg Fryer.
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Don’t miss Simon’s six-part blog that goes behind the scenes of the book in much more detail