Here’s a shot of the set that was built by Pete Malandrone for what we hope is a forthcoming video of part of the interview with Brian conducted by Simon Bradley for the ‘Brian May’s Red Special’ book. Watch this space for news on that as we get it – might be a little while, though.
Parts of the set are modern props but some are genuine, such as the original workbench upon which Brian and Harold May set to work on the Red Special, Harold’s original hammer and, hiding beneath the copies of the original plans for the Red Special, the pickup winder he built with which Brian made his own coils.
Also of serious interest are the radio sets also built by Harold and the original tin of Rustin’s clear coating used on the Red Special’s body.
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Don’t miss Simon’s six-part blog that goes behind the scenes of the book in much more detail
For part one click here
For part two click here
For part three click here
For part four click here
For part five click here
For part six click here