Andrew Guyton restoring the Red Special

Andrew Guyton is the luthier that Brian May has employed in recent years to make replicas of his Red Special guitar, and also to do some repair work.  He has recently been asked to restore the guitar, which was last done by Greg Fryer in 1997 so it’s had nearly 20 years of use since then.

Mr. Guyton has posted a short video about this on his website, showing the pre-restoration condition of the guitar, and he promises to publish a longer video of the restoration work in September.  I shall be very interested in watching that!  In the meantime, here’s the link to the relevant page on his website.

Working on the original Red Special

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I grew up in England, attending school in Gloucester and then reading Classics at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. After working in London for three years, I moved to Belgium in 1993 where I have lived ever since. I played the piano as a child and also started playing the guitar, but never took it seriously until 2012, thanks to Rocksmith. I've also done a lot of singing, including over 30 amateur shows. Since 2012 I have been avidly accumulating guitar-related information as well as guitars and related gear, and I decided to create this site to share some of my knowledge, experiences and opinions with anybody who might be interested.

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