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    Before I go on, this is just out of interest and I am in no means even considering selling it, but…..I am the proud owner of a Burns Brian May guitar. It is Prototype #0002 (also written on back of headstock). It has been tried and tested by Brian May himself and could easily be varified. It is a direct copy of the Greg Friar copy so it is a more orangey wood finish than the red. It has slightly different writing on the headstock too. When I first got it, I was amazed that I was holding my own red special, let alone that my hero actually played it! Jan ’04 and Brian was opening a London-based Music store. I went not expecting to meet him. However, being the star he is, he gave his time to everyone in the room-I now have a signed scratched plate to match!! 😛 My quiery really is that I would like peoples opinions on the value. Its only pure interest as my passion for this instrument far out-weighs any monetery gain!!!!

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    • #57132

      If anyone is interested then Burns Production model #2 is being sold by Oasis Muisc on ebay. Might be quite cool to own if your a big BM fan!!!

    • #57134

      Hey – when I said I thought you could get around $4200 for your guitar I was wrong….

      The one on ebay that I mentioned went for approximately $5800!

      I’d still expect yours to do better than that one, assuming it’s in mint condition…. but like I said…. Don’t Sell it!!!!

    • #57135

      I saw Brian at a guitar seminar in London, there must have been 300 guitarists there, and i went along not realy expecting much, but he was brilliant, he took us through his guitar and amp setup, 3 AC30’s a few effects and a hell of a lot of volume, and he actualy played wearing Clogs!!
      he was a real down to earth sort of guy, answered questions and palyed for about an hour, he did a lot better than nuno bettnecourt but thats another story.


    • #57131

      Cheers mate. This is my first time on the site and it’s good to know there are other BM fans out there.

    • #57129

      Before I go on… Sell your grandmother before you sell that guitar!

      As you may know – those limited run Brian May specials were advertised by Burns right here on, and no matter how hard I tried they wouldn’t give us one for free – so, yes I’m both biased and jealous 🙂

      Anyway – there is no easy way to find a value as they were quite a limited run.

      There is a similar one being auctioned on Ebay at
      and at the time of writing this message the bids were up to $2100, but I’d expect at least double that for your axe.

      The best way to find out would be to get a music equipment insurance company to tell you what they’ll insure it for, or alternatively contact Burns at

      On the other hand, maybe someone here knows how much one has actually sold for second hand?

      I hope this helps,
      Jason Horton.

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