Arielle is personally planting “tonewood trees” for every Brian May Guitars signature model sold

(Image credit: Caitlin Brady)

There are many reasons to pick up a new Arielle signature model, the first electric guitar built by Brian May Guitars for another player – in this case, Texas-based singer-songwriter and musician Arielle.

But beyond the unique offset, blue-and-orange finished body, Tri-Sonic single coil pickups and Red Special-like switching system, here’s another enticing element of the guitar: the artist herself is planting tonewood trees to offset the environmental impact of building these instruments.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.