David Gilmour Guitar Auction – Black Strat – The Gilmour Guitars Exhibition – Pink Floyd
The Gilmour Guitars exhibition opens at Christie’s in London on Wednesday (March 27) next week. There’s still time to book your free entry ticket, by clicking HERE.
David Gilmour’s legendary ‘Black Strat’ comes to auction
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
David Gilmour’s 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster has earned its place in rock’n’roll history. Known as ‘The Black Strat’, the guitar was purchased in 1970 at Manny’s on West 48th Street in New York, and has become the Pink Floyd singer and songwriter’s most identified instrument over the course of nearly 50 years.
Between 1970 and 1986, The Black Strat was Gilmour’s primary performance and recording guitar, and was key to the development of the Pink Floyd sound. It was played in the recordings of landmark albums such as the 1973 masterpiece The Dark Side of the Moon, which includes the track Money and is widely regarded as one of the greatest LPs of all time; Wish You Were Here (1975), featuring the track Shine on You Crazy Diamond, which Gilmour reveals ‘came out of’ The Black Strat; Animals (1977); and The Wall (1979), which features Gilmour’s legendary guitar solo on Comfortably Numb.
The Black Strat, which has been extensively modified over the decades to accommodate Gilmour’s evolving style and performance requirements, can also be heard on his critically acclaimed solo albums including David Gilmour (1978), About Face (1984), On an Island (2006) and Rattle that Lock (2015). READ MORE
"I played it all the way through the A Momentary Lapse Of Reason album tour and The Division Bell album and tour." Listen to David talking about the Candy Apple Strat, one of the guitars in his upcoming #GilmourGuitars charity auction with @ChristiesInc. pic.twitter.com/kV8sjtCMVZ
— David Gilmour (@_DavidGilmour) March 24, 2019