Welcome to the my website and I hope that you find it interesting, fun and informative.
This site features info and photos about the Fryer guitar effect pedals currently being made, as well as the guitars amps and pedals that I have custom handmade over the years since 1980.
Featured are the Red Special replica guitars, effect pedals and Vox AC30 amplifiers which I have handmade for Brian May since 1996; the ‘UK production model’ Brian May Fryer guitar effect pedals made from 2008-2018; the Brian May Deacy Amp developed from 1998-2011; the Brian May ‘Super’ Red Special guitar developed in 2008 with Kazutaka Ijuin from Japan; and the custom handmade guitars built for Australian guitarist Ian Moss from 1989-1996.
3rd May 2022: The new Fryer Guitars vinyl stickers are now here and will be included with each guitar effect pedal purchased.
3rd May 2022 update: available now to order is the JAN97 Fryer Treble Booster (type 1) 25th Anniversary re-issue. This is a handmade version of my JAN97 treble booster which was used by Brian May in the recording of his 1998 album ‘Another World’ at the Allerton Hill studio, and was used in Brian’s many live performances in 1998.
Later in May I intend to make prototypes for the JAN97 type 2 treble booster and hope to be able to make them available around mid 2022.
Please order through my webshop: http://fryerguitars.bigcartel.com/product/jan97-fryer-treble-booster-type-1-25th-anniversary-re-issue
To order the Fryer guitar effect pedals please visit my webshop: http://fryerguitars.bigcartel.com/ or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
*** For people from Japan wishing to order the Treble Booster Special or Mayday pedals which I am jointly producing with Japanese luthier Kazutaka Ijuin, can you please order from the Kz Guitar Works official store webpage: https://kzguitarworks.stores.jp/
For all News, product development info, reduced price sale pedals, latest updates etc, please see the News page at: https://fryerguitars.wordpress.com/news/
The News page also includes photos and videos of the 15th February 2020 ‘Queen + Adam Lambert’ Sydney concert and their headlining of the Fire Fight Australia bushfire benefit concert held on Sunday 16th Feb 2020.
Please also take a look at the ‘Romney Godden’ page which is a tribute to the legendary guitar maker and repairer who was the grand master in Sydney in the 1970s and 1980s. Romney first gave me a job in early 1980 as ‘junior guitar repairer/anything goes’, and I owe a great deal to this generous talented and extraordinarily funny man, a truly beautiful and humble person.
Romney was skilled in electrical work, electronics and guitar making/repairing, could literally build or repair anything and in the late 1970s invented most of the guitar making methods that I have carried on since then.
During 2013 sadly Romney became seriously ill and on 23rd Nov 2013 threw a ‘farewell party and gig’ to celebrate his life and to say goodbye to the many people from the many areas that he was passionately involved in.
A webpage marking Romney Godden’s prominence in the Australian guitar scene is long overdue and hopefully this will give people insight into the remarkable man that Romney was.
Making music and having a passionate interest in musical equipment are the reasons that inspired my journey of tinkering with guitar, amp and pedal making which began in the late 1970s. I hope that people who love guitars and guitar equipment will enjoy this website.
All the best,
Fryer Guitars Australia
Brian May at the WWRY Sydney Premiere After Show Party 9th October 2004. In this pic Brian is playing the Greg Fryer Red Special guitar ‘Paul’.
1st November 2018: Please note: Greg Fryer/Fryer Guitars and this website are not affiliated in any way with Brian May, Duck Productions, Queen Productions, Knight Audio Technologies, or Brian May Guitars (BMG/House Music).
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Please don’t use stuff from this website without permission, I am very happy to give permission but please ask first. And if you decide to ignore this and take stuff anyway please give a credit and a link to: http://fryerguitars.com thank you.
Page last updated: 3 May 2022