22 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

    Julian Hemingway - Episode 21

    Julian Hemingway - Episode 21

    Hello there 👋 Welcome to the home of the Red Special Guitar Podcast. In this instalment we are talking to the person who we believe made the first ever Replica of Brian May’s legendary Red Special Guitar - Julian Hemingway. Julian has been interested in the Red Special since he first heard Queen and has gone on to not only make many many replicas but also to meet and play guitar with Brian. Julian is an all round lovely chap and has been a massive part of the success of the Red Special Community. Remember To hit that LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE BUTTON to not miss any future Podcasts and to check out any new ideas we may have coming your way soon 🎬 Want to know more about the Red Special Guitar Podcast and what we are up to? Follow the Podcast on Instagram 👇 https://www.instagram.com/redspecialguitarpodcast/ Facebook 👇 https://www.facebook.com/RedSpecialGuitarPodcast/ Are you Getting into the Red Special and are looking for the right guitar Community to share content or even ask Questions?! Join the Facebook Red Special Guitar Forum! We are a community who share many Information on the red special and help Many others, Join today 👇 https://m.facebook.com/groups/118925954837713/ Also be sure to check out the original we forum and sign up here http://www.red-special.com/forum/ Also remember to Check out the podcast website for updates on the UK Meetups, merch and how you can support the podcast on Patreon or buy me a coffee. www.redspecialguitarpodcast.com Podcast shop https://my-store-b8d087.creator-spring.com Podcast Patreon https://www.patreon.com/theredspecialguitarpodcast Buy me a coffee https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rsguitarpodcast Also I want to make a shoutout to our Editor Mr Andrek Hernandez from Red Special Tribute. Make sure to check out his YouTube channel and Instagram for some cracking content. https://www.youtube.com/c/RedSpecialTribute https://Instagram.com/redspecial_tribute Keep safe and catch you later, The Red Special Guitar Podcast

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Brian May - Episode 20

    Brian May - Episode 20

    Hello there 👋 
    Welcome to the home of the Red Special Guitar Podcast.
     
    In this instalment today we are talking to Dr Brian Harold May himself. If you don’t know the story of the Red Special then you are in for a treat as Brian and his Dad built the guitar out of necessity when Brian was a 16 year old boy. What is more impressive is that he has used that same guitar not only through his whole recording career with Queen but he has also used it live every night on every tour for almost 60 years. In the episode we talk about everything from building the guitar, politics, animals, the Worldwide Red Special Community, his relationship with his dad Harold. This was a real honour for me to get to sit down with Bri and talk about all of this. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did recording it.
     
    You can check out Brian’s website here https://brianmay.com/
     
    You can check out Brian’s work with animal welfar and the Save Me Trust here https://savemetrust.co.uk/
     
    You can follow Brian on instagram here - https://www.instagram.com/brianmayforreal/?hl=en



    Remember To hit that LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE BUTTON to not miss any future Podcasts and to check out any new ideas we may have coming your way soon 🎬 
     
    Want to know more about the Red Special Guitar Podcast and what we are up to?
     
    Follow the Podcast on Instagram 👇 
    https://www.instagram.com/redspecialguitarpodcast/
     
    Facebook 👇
    https://www.facebook.com/RedSpecialGuitarPodcast/



    Are you Getting into the Red Special and are looking for the right guitar Community to share content or even ask Questions?! 
     
    Join the Facebook Red Special Guitar Forum! We are a Community who share many Information on the red special and help Many others, Join today 👇 
     
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/118925954837713/




    Also be sure to check out the original we forum and sign up here 
    http://www.red-special.com/forum/




    Also remember to Check out the podcast website for updates on the UK Meetups, merch and how you can support the podcast on Patreon or buy me a coffee.
    www.redspecialguitarpodcast.com
     
    Podcast shop
    https://my-store-b8d087.creator-spring.com
     
    Podcast Patreon
    https://www.patreon.com/theredspecialguitarpodcast
     
    Buy me a coffee
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rsguitarpodcast
     
    This episode was edited by Luke Holwerda - you can find Luke’s youtube and instagram below https://www.youtube.com/user/Lukeyourself
    https://www.instagram.com/lukeiswho/?hl=en
     
    Also I want to make a shoutout to our Editor Mr Andrek Hernandez from Red Special Tribute. Make sure to check out his youtube channel and Instagram for some cracking content. 
     
    https://www.youtube.com/c/RedSpecialTribute
    https://Instagram.com/redspecial_tribute




    Keep safe and catch you later
    The Red Special Guitar Podcast 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Thomas Brunkard - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 19

    Thomas Brunkard - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 19

    Hello there 👋 Welcome to the home of the Red Special Guitar Podcast. In this instalment today we are talking to Thomas Brunkard. A forum member who performs in the Irish Tribute Band QWEEN. Thomas has been an active member of the community who has made using a digital rig a possibility for not just himself, but anyone interested. He often gives up his time and knowledge to help others and has his own YouTube channel where he shows you how he has approached the digital Brian May rig using Amplitube 5 https://www.youtube.com/c/ThomasBrunkard You can check out Thomas’ band QWEEN here https://qween.ie Remember To hit that LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE BUTTON to not miss any future Podcasts and to check out any new ideas we may have coming your way soon

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Craig Farley - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 18

    Craig Farley - The Red Special Guitar Podcast - Episode 18

    Today we catch up with Red Special forum member Craig Farley. Craig not only looks like Brian May, but he has even hung upside down dressed as Brian May.. more on that in the podcast. Craig is a wonderful chap with very similar influences to me and has a great story to tell of how he ended up in the RS Community, getting his rig together and attending his first RS Meetup in 2021. If you want to see more of Craig please check out his YouTube channel, which has now hit over 1000 subs https://www.youtube.com/c/BrianMayGuitarVideosByCraigFarley  @Craig Farley Musician  There you can find loads of lessons and great Brian May content by Craig. You can also check out his current band Mercury http://www.mercuryqueentributeband.co.uk Also dont forget to head over to https://redspecialguitarpodcast.com to book your meetup tickets shorturl.at/aNS36 If you would like to support the Podcast please check out our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/theredspecialguitarpodcast Make sure you check out the Facebook forum - https://www.facebook.com/groups/118925954837713 And check out the old school web forum - http://www.red-special.com/forum/index.php

    • 1 hr 6 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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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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