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Christies, David Gilmour's Black Stratocaster for sale

David Gilmour's Black Stratocaster for sale  ·  Source: Christies


Today’s huge news is that guitar legend David Gilmour is selling his famous Black Strat with Christie’s Auction House, on 20 June, along with a whole selection of guitars all used on iconic songs during his tenure with Pink Floyd. 


David Gilmour is selling his Black Strat

The Black Strat is so iconic and was used by Gilmour on so many classic Pink Floyd songs and albums over the years.

Christie’s to auction more than 120 guitars from the personal collection of the Pink Floyd singer and songwriter, including the iconic Fender Stratocaster played on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall

This guitar is so famous that it has had books written about it, whole web pages are dedicated to telling you every little detail about it and Fender released some pretty limited edition Custom Shop versions of it a few years back.

It really is that famous.

David Gilmour’s 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster is known as ‘The Black Strat’, was purchased in 1970 at Manny’s on West 48th Street in New York.

David Gilmour's Black Stratocaster

David Gilmour’s 1969 Black Stratocaster

Gilmour selling 120 guitars!

In fact, there are 120 of Gilmour’s personal guitar collection up for sale including the 1954 White Fender Strat Serial Number 0001 and that iconic Gibson 1955 Les Paul Goldtop used to record the solo on Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) and a super rare Gretsch White Penguin 6134.

Money, it’s a gas!

If you fancy a slice of guitar history then get ready to raid your piggy bank, as these guitars will go for big money and I doubt any of them will be bargains. What I do know for sure is that they will only ever go up in value, so could be a great investment!


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Christies, David Gilmour's Black Stratocaster for sale

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6 responses to “David Gilmour is selling his Black Strat”

    Wyatt says:

    Why David, you don’t need the money? Weird.

      ———— says:

      My thoughts exactly. Why?

        Timon says:

        Gilmour is an earth guitar God. But he will not take any strat with him; does not need it. So other guitarrist may use his tools and keep his legend alive.

        Simple life philosophy.

        ———— says:

        I see now that it is for charity. That puts the whole thing in a different light. David Gilmore seems like a really nice person (even without the charity).

          Malcontent Elder says:

          absolutely!! He and the whole band (- Roger Waters) of Pink Floyd are the folks that legends are created from. Super nice, super giving. Well, and then there is Roger Waters. Great song writer, but too abusive to the band mates. Real shame too, since they had something so special then…

      Bruno says:

      He says it in the video, he got all out of those guitars and it’s time to pass them on to someone who’ll keep the feeling alive

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