Madrid, 22nd March 2022 –The new expanded and updated version of the book Brian May’s Red Special – the story of the homemade guitar that shook Queen and the world, written by Brian May and Simon Bradley has been translated into Spanish by guitarist Danny Gomez.
Commenting on the Spanish translation May said: ‘That’s a great idea!!”, and Simon Bradley added ‘Danny is the man. I have complete confidence in his ability to do a great job with this! It’s a huge job and it couldn’t be in better hands.’
This book allows readers to discover everything they wanted to know about Mays’ unique instrument. May talks about all aspects of the Red Special, from its birth to playing on the roof of Buckingham Palace, from Live Aid to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and beyond. All this accompanied by original schematics, sketches and notes dating back to the construction of the guitar as well as a large selection of photographs including ones of May on stage with the Red Special, closeups and X-Rays.
In the book May explains: ‘My Dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed the instrument from scratch, with the intention it would have a capacity beyond anything out there, more tuneable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, better tremolo and able to feed thorough the air in a ‘good’ way.’
To find out more about the Spanish Translation of the Brian May Red Special book please go to https://dannygomez.es/producto/brian-mays-red-special/
About Brian May
Although best known to the world as the lead guitarist for super group Queen, Brian May has a PhD in Astrophysics ad is an expert in 3D photography. He co-wrote Bang! The Complete History of the Universe with Chris Lintott and Patrick Moore, A Town Lost And Found with Elena Vidal and Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell with Denis Pellerin and Paula Fleming
About Simon Bradley
Simon Bradley has been a professional guitar journalists since 1996, writing for Guitarist, Total Guitar, What Guitar? Guitar Techniques, SFX, T3, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Future Music, Computer Music, Rhythm, Guitarrista (Spain), Gitarist (Holland) and many websites including www.brianmay.com
About Danny Gomez
A self-taught musician, designer and engineer, Danny Gomez is based in London and Madrid. He has more than twenty five years’ experience playing, touring, recording, producing and directing all musical genres for world renowned artists. He has also been a consultant and product specialist for major international instrument brands. Gomez is well known as a tone seeker and avant garde designer. Gomez is recognised as a specialist in the sound and style for Queen and Brian May having played guitar for the musical We Will Rock You, written by Queen and Ben Elton. He also co-produced and recorded the Spanish adaptation of Too Much Love Will Kill You with May. Plus, he is an active collaborator, guitarist and musical director with the Mercury Phoenix Trust and Save me Trust.
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