Welcome

Welcome to the my website and I hope that you find it interesting and informative.

The website features information and photos about the Fryer guitar effect pedals that I am currently making, as well as the guitars, amps and pedals that I have custom handmade over the years since 1980.

Please note that I am no longer making guitars or AC30 amps, but am still making effect pedals and doing guitar repairs, setting up and maintenance. For guitar work, please see the ‘About Us/Contact’ page for contact details.

The website features amongst other things, 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.

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The new Fryer Guitars vinyl stickers are available and will be included with each guitar effect pedal purchased.

8th April 2022 Fryer Guitars sticker

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19th July 2022 update:

Now available are the Type 1 and Type 2  JAN97 25th Anniversary re-issue treble boosters. This is a handmade limited edition of my two JAN97 treble boosters which were used by Brian May in the recording of his 1998 album ‘Another World’ at the Allerton Hill studio, and were also used in Brian’s many live performances in 1998.

Please order through my webshop:

JAN97 Type 1:

http://fryerguitars.bigcartel.com/product/jan97-fryer-treble-booster-type-1-25th-anniversary-re-issue

JAN97 Type 1 re-issue

JAN97 Type 2:

http://fryerguitars.bigcartel.com/product/jan97-type-2-fryer-treble-booster-25th-anniversary-re-issue

JAN97 Type 2 re-issue

Mark Reynolds photo July 1998 Allerton Hill Fryer 1997 Treble Booster on top of the Deacy Amp

Deacy Amp being recorded February 1998 at Allerton Hill studio with Fryer JAN97 Treble Booster

To order Fryer guitar effect pedals please visit my webshop:  http://fryerguitars.bigcartel.com/  or email me at fryerguitars@hotmail.com

             

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.

Brian May playing ‘George Burns’ at ANZ Stadium Sydney 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,

Greg Fryer

Fryer Guitars Australia

Brian May at WWRY Opening Sydney Oct 2004

Pictured above is 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’.

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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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Copyright:

© All Rights Reserved 2014-2022 Greg Fryer

Please don’t use stuff from this website without permission. I may be very happy to give permission but please show the respect to 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: 29 September 2022

Oliver Leiber from Ollywood Studios USA testimonial

Well known Hollywood Hills record producer Oliver Leiber has been using several of Greg Fryer’s handmade Brian May effect pedals as well as a custom Greg Fryer handmade AC30 amplifier for several years now and has updated us about his equipment and also about what Red Special guitars Oliver has been using for his recording work.

” Hey Greg, I’ve been enjoying recording with your amp and pedals for years now! I can’t tell you how much great use I get from them!!! I’d like to buy a Deacy Amp soon so please let me know when they’re out.

OK the gear that I use: in the studio my “go to” treble booster is my early issue maroon BM treble booster that you handmade for me in 2001. Its not the Plus Deluxe or Touring which I also use but your original handmade one. If I am looking for a “bit more” for a specific kind of lead tone, I will switch out to the Treble Booster Plus sometimes which definitely pushes the amp more and makes the sound more saturated which works nicely for single line stuff….

I have the Touring booster on one of my pedal boards which I bring in and out using a loop switcher….its also a great sounding pedal!

If I find myself in a recording situation where I don’t have a great AC30 handy and I’m staring at a Fender Twin or something super clean sounding with nothing but clean headroom, I’ll bust out the Fryer Mayhem pedal which gets me pretty close to where I like to be in that world!

As for the Fryer AC30 that you built for me, I really love both channels!! When I’m going for the Brian May thing its all about your Normal channel throttled with the treble booster in front….stick a Shure 57 and a Beyerdynamic M160 on one speaker and I’m off!!!

As far as BM guitars, well I am using BOTH a Guyton and a Kz Pro Red Special. They are both excellent guitars with incredible attention to detail and finish. At that level of quality building I would say it comes down to “different” rather than “better” in comparing the two. By virtue of the fact that they are different pieces of wood with different pickups, each has a setting or two where it seems to really shine and “speak” the best. Admittedly it is a great luxury to have both to choose from at any given time, and I would be truly happy just owning either one! Nuf said about the guitars….

Cheers,

Oliver”

Ollywood Studios logo

Ollywood Studios logo

WWRY Sydney Premiere and After Show Party Oct 2004

Photos from the “We Will Rock You” Sydney Premiere Oct 2004

WWRY Sydney Brian's rig Oct 2004

WWRY Sydney Brian's rig Oct 2004

Brian’s 2 Fryer Ac30s and spare guitar (Kz Pro) for his appearance on stage with the cast of WWRY Sydney

WWRY Sydney After Show Party 2004

WWRY Sydney After Show Party 2004

WWRY Sydney 2004 BM

WWRY Sydney 2004 BM

WWRY Sydney Guitar Wars 1

WWRY Sydney Guitar Wars 1

Brian May, Roger Taylor and the WWRY show band played a set of songs from Queen Led Zeppelin Jimi Hendrix and others, and were joined on stage by Amanda Harrison and members of the Sydney WWRY cast.

Brian played the Greg Fryer Red Special guitar “Paul” and used a Kz Pro as a backup guitar. Our thanks to Kazutaka Ijuin for the lend of his Kz Pro #008

And yes, Greg got to play guitar roadie for the night and shot these pics…

WWRY Sydney Guitar Wars 2

WWRY Sydney Guitar Wars 2

WWRY Sydney James Barber and Kz Pro in foreground

WWRY Sydney James Barber and Kz Pro in foreground

WWRY Sydney James Barber and Kz Pro in foreground #2

WWRY Sydney James Barber and Kz Pro in foreground #2

WWRY Sydney #5

WWRY Sydney Roger and Brian #1

WWRY Sydney Roger and Brian #2

WWRY Sydney Roger and Brian #2

WWRY Sydney #7

WWRY Sydney #7

WWRY Sydney #8

WWRY Sydney #8

End of Tie Your Mother Down: ….”all your love toniiiiiight”…..

WWRY Sydney BM "Little Wing"

WWRY Sydney BM "Little Wing"

Brian sings Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing”