Brian May Guitars seeks inspiration from the Barbie color chart to give the Special LE a high-Kenergy Hot Pink makeover

BMG Special LE Hot Pink
(Image credit: Brian May Guitars / Instagram)

Brian May Guitars has refreshed the Queen guitarist’s bespoke signature guitar with a Hot Pink finish so vivid it makes John Mayer’s Roxy Pink Silver Sky look like Charcoal Burst. 

That BMG has unveiled a limited-edition Special with a finish so bright it might well be visible from space does seems apt. At least there is some sort of cosmic logic at play that this Day-Glo guitar should come from a company headed by a man with a doctorate in astrophysics.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.