John Deacon (Queen) - Miniature Replica Bass Guitar
John Richard Deacon was born August 19th 1951 in Leicester, England and is best known as bass player and song writer for legendary Rock band Queen. Deacon grew up in Oadby ,Leicestershire and began his bass playing career in local band The Opposition.
Deacon attended Chelsea College in London where he studied electronics. He joined Queen in 1971 and his electronic skills were quickly put to work when he constructed his home-made 'Deacy Amp'. The 'Deacy' would be used by Brian May throughout his career with Queen to create his 'Guitar Orchestra' effects.
From Queen's third album, Sheer Heart Attack, onwards Deacon would have at least one of his compositions on every album. His tracks such as You're My Best Friend, Another One Bites The Dust, Back Chat and I Want To Break Free, would become some of Queen's biggest selling hit singles. Deacon was also actively involved in the financial management of the band.
After the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, Deacon saw no point in Queen carrying on and became less involved with Brian May and Roger Taylor. He performed with the band only a handful of times thereafter and retired completely from the music business in 1997. He has had no involvement in any of the subsequent projects May and Taylor have put together since.
Early basses used by John Deacon included an Eko and a Rickenbacker 4001, but for pretty much his entire career with Queen he was a dedicated Guitar player. His Precisions included a white model, a black model and a sunburst model, but his favourite was his stripped back to the alder body version.
The 'favourite' Deacon guitar is thought to have been a 70s version, (original colour unknown), and it had a rosewood fingerboard and custom tortoise shell pickguard. Being an electronics wizard, we can be fairly certain that his Precision's electrics were heavily tweaked in some shape or form, but given Deacon's reluctance to give interviews about anything, those modifications remain a source of speculation.
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This is an unlicensed, handmade miniature replica guitar. It is for display purposes only and cannot be played