4 Famous Red Guitars From Rock & Roll (For Valentine’s Day)

Some guitarist can’t help but become inextricably linked to the guitars they have wielded throughout their careers. In honor of Valentine’s day we have complied a list of some of music history’s most famous red guitars and their players. We hope you enjoy.

We found some inspiration from this great list of iconic guitars from Rolling Stone. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/20-iconic-guitars-18021 If you are looking for famous guitars of all shades make sure to check it out.

If we left off one of your favorites please let us know in the comments below.


Brian May | Custom Red Special

Guitarist Brian May is best known for his work with the legendary rock group Queen. He has been playing versions of his custom-made “Red Special” guitar since it’s initial build in the mid 1970’s.

Brian May playing his “Red Special”

Jack White | Montgomery Ward Airline

Perhaps singer and guitarist Jack White’s most iconic guitar is his “res-o-glass” Montgomery Ward Airline. The unique body shape, bright red color, and “res-o-glass” (plastic) body make quite the statement.

“white.stripes.jack.white” , By freschwill, is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Eddie Van Halen | “Frakenstrat”

Guitar innovator and rocker extraordinaire Eddie Van Halen’s “frankenstrat” is one of the most recognizable guitars of all time. This “Frankenstein” guitar features a standout spray-paint finish and combines elements of a Gibson and a Fender Strat to achieve something very unique.

” Eddie Van Halen’s guitar” by John Seb Barber, is licensed under CC BY 2.0

George Harrison | 1963 RICKENBACKER 360/12

This 12-string electric Rickenbacker from rock royalty Mr George Harrison in “fireglo”, with it’s characteristic “chiming” tone helped to define the sound of Beatles recordings from that era.

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