The Brian May Super guitar (Japanese made version) was developed in 2007-08 and was a joint development designwise and technically between Greg Fryer in Australia and Kazutaka Ijuin in Japan.
The instrument was manufactured in Japan between 2008 and 2010 and was sold worldwide by Brian May Guitars/House Music (headed by Barry Moorhouse) which is based in London and was also available in Japan from Kz Guitar Works.
The first discussion about the project began when I visited Brian May in London in 2007. Brian and Pete liked the idea and from that point after further discussion, both Barry Moorhouse and Kazutaka Ijuin flew to Australia to meet up with myself and to kick off the collaboration. The photos below were taken in my Sydney workshop at that time and feature Barry Moorhouse, Daizo Tokuda, Kazutaka Ijuin, Haroya Ijuin and myself.
For the BM Super information article by Mike Ryde and Greg Fryer from 2008, please click here