Welcome

Welcome to the Fryer Guitars website and I hope that you find it interesting, fun and informative.

This website features info and pics about the Greg Fryer products currently being made, as well as the guitars amps and pedals that I have custom handmade over the years including 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, and also the fabulous Brian May ‘Super’ Red Special guitar developed in 2008 with Kazutaka Ijuin from Japan, plus other guitar related things.

13th April 2021:

Please note that my webshop address has changed recently.

To order the Fryer Treble Booster Special, Mayday overdrive/distortion, Treble Booster Touring, Treble Booster Super, and Treble Booster Deluxe pedals please visit my webshop:  http://fryerguitars.bigcartel.com/  or email me at fryerguitars@hotmail.com

*** 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 and prototyping info, reduced price sale pedals 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

Fryer Treble Boosters and Mayday overdrive pedals 2018-2019:

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 why I began my journey of tinkering with guitar, amp and pedal making 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

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 2014-2021 Greg Fryer

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: 4th February 2021

 

Testimonial 2

Dear Brian,
I bought one of Greg Fryer’s hand-built Treble Booster Deluxe pedals from your old friend Scott Van Dusen at Sphere Sound in Rochester, NY. WOW! It’s absolutely amazing. It has truly brought my guitar playing back to life. The pedal’s tone is so hot it melted my amplifier!

Best wishes from the US.

Marc Lacatell
Newton, MA USA

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Testimonial

Dear Greg Fryer,

I am writing to you for a very simple and truly honest reason.  I purchased one of your factory made Brian May Treble Booster Plus from A Strings shop in London a few days ago, where I am a student of politics and international relations at Royal Holloway Univ of London.  All I want to say is the biggest greatest Thank You for the creation of this pedal.  Up until now I thought that there were no exciting guitar sound equipment in the world.  In this world of digital technology one may feel completely alienated to the real purpose and feel of sound. I was almost becoming ‘sick’ and lost of all those technologies out there, which sounded very very unnatural. With your booster I can finally say I have found the RIGHT thing that my guitar needed.  Before, my guitar had a ‘pretty look’, but never had a ‘pretty voice’ (well at least not as pretty!). Your treble booster brought the pretty (beautiful!) voice to my Gibson SG Standard, and even made her truly sing and live!

I really want to say how great that people like you exist in this world.  If not for people like you, music would end up completely artificial, pretentious, ‘unsoulful’, and pretty much dead. Please, never ever let your sound legacy vanish, because next generations of musicians truly need the right tone. You are the right person that can do it. Thank you for that!

Sincerely,

Refat (Ray) Shakirzhanov (21) from Almaty, Kazakhstan