18 episodes

Welcome to the Red Special Guitar Podcast

I am dedicated to talking about the Legendary Red Special Guitar built and played by Brian May of Queen. Each episode I meet and chat with some of the most interesting people in the world of the Red Special Guitar and learn how they were inspired by Brian May, Queen and the story of the Red Special Guitar

The Red Special Guitar Podcast Jon Underhill

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    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to the Red Special Guitar Podcast

I am dedicated to talking about the Legendary Red Special Guitar built and played by Brian May of Queen. Each episode I meet and chat with some of the most interesting people in the world of the Red Special Guitar and learn how they were inspired by Brian May, Queen and the story of the Red Special Guitar

    Ron Smith and Woody Thomas - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 17

    Ron Smith and Woody Thomas - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 17

    In this Episode I catch up with Ron Smith from The Cyber Shop and Woody Thomas from RS Conversions all about their individual stories and how they ended up making the finest Red Special Parts and doing the finest conversions of Burns and BMG Guitars across the land.
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Gonzalo Plaza - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 16

    Gonzalo Plaza - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 16

    In this instalment of the Red Special Guitar podcast I talk to the legendary Gonzalo Plaza. Gonzalo was one of the first people in the world to start creating online information about the Red Special at the dawn of the internet and has become a great friend of mine. We met in person for the first time at the US Red Special Meetup 2022 hosted by Luke Holwerda and just had to sit down and record a podcast together whilst we were together. I hope you enjoy this one, its a little different to some of the others but well worth a watch and a listen if you have some spare time. f you want to get hold of some podcast Merch then please click here https://my-store-b8d087.creator-sprin... If you want to buy me a coffee/beer click here https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rsguitar... If you want to become a Patron please click here https://www.patreon.com/theredspecial... And to find out any more information about the podcast please click here https://redspecialguitarpodcast.com Dont forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with news

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Doug Short - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 15

    Doug Short - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 15

    In this episode of the podcast, I caught up in person with the great Dr Doug Short. Father of all things CNC in the Red Special Community. Doug has been a fantastic contributor to the Red Special Commmunity over the years not only explaining his methods and documenting them so extensively but also by helping MANY people in the community from all over the world to achieve there own Red Special Dreams.
    In this episode we talk about Doug's story, what lead him to the Red Special and what he has gone on to do and is still working on.
     

    • 2 hrs 32 min
    Pete Malandrone - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 14

    Pete Malandrone - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 14

    In this instalment of the Red Special Guitar Podcast I catch up with the Pete Malandrone. Pete has been Brian May's Guitar Tech for over 27 years and has played a major role in the upkeep of the guitar, Brian's sound and a whole world of other things that you just wouldn't think of!! We cover off COVID19, looking after the Red Special, the wider community and Pete lets us know what we are allowed to ask him for at the end of a gig :-) Pens, staples and post it notes! No coins!!! Thanks so much to Pete for coming on and being such a great guest. f you want to get hold of some podcast Merch then please click here https://my-store-b8d087.creator-sprin... If you want to buy me a coffee/beer click here https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rsguitar... If you want to become a Patron please click here https://www.patreon.com/theredspecial... And to find out any more information about the podcast please click here https://redspecialguitarpodcast.com Dont forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with news List of Pete's suggested titles for his episode: - The Snow Must Go on Icicle Race Keep your Elf Alive Lapland of the Gods Sleighton Rock What's your favourite one?

    • 1 hr 33 min
    The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Mark Reynolds - Episode 13

    The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Mark Reynolds - Episode 13

    Today we talk to Mark Reynolds AKA Trisonics. Mark has been around the Red Special Community for over 20 years and is a wealth of knowledge, experience and interesting stories. I chat to him all about how he fell down the Red Special Rabbit Hole and who he has met and where it has led him. This is a truly great conversation and a massive thanks to Mark for his time recording this with me. I hope you enjoy.

    • 2 hrs 15 min
    Danny Gomez - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 12

    Danny Gomez - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 12

    We Will Rock You's Danny Gomez and I caught up about how he came to be in WWRY, where it has led him. Working with Brian May, his quest for the ultimate Brian May tone and resurrecting the WWRY shows in Spain this year. We also go behind the scenes at WWRY Rehearsals in Spain and check out Danny's choice of Rig and have a few laughs and giggles along the way. Danny has a fantastic online presence. He offers his own lessons via his "The Royal Way" program https://dannygomez.net/academy/ He has an awesome Instagram channel, where every Thursday he goes live in Red Special Corner https://www.instagram.com/dannygomezoficial/?hl=en You can follow him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DannyGomezOficial *Giveaway* Amplitube Brian May!! To be in with a shot of winning the IK Media Amplitube Brian May you must make sure to Like, Subscribe and comment on this video, find us on Facebook and follow and like the giveaway post and also find us on instagram and like and follow the same post. Competition ends on Friday 8th October 2021 at 23:59. Draw will take place live at The Red Special Meetup 2021 on 9th October and I will reach out to the winner. And as always head over to redspecialguitarpodcast.com for all the information on The Podcast.

    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

JKPlanner ,

Excellent

Since 1975 Queen has been my favorite band, after seeing them live many many times I got more and more interested in how the sound was created? gathering together all us Red Special fans to share experiences and knowledge in one place is wonderful. This is a fascinating insight into our passion and shared love of this wonderful guitar. In this episode Luke’s description of the Deacy sound as ‘Sticky Cotton Candy’ is spot on, I can’t think of a better description, and one of the many reasons that sound is unique. Well done Jon for creating these podcasts can’t wait to hear more
Jonathan

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