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You Can Now Own David Gilmour's Guitar Collection

You Can Now Own David Gilmour's Guitar Collection
By Pearl Yan
By Pearl Yan
June 13, 2019
The Pink Floyd legend is auctioning his personal guitar collection for charity

This June, rock 'n' roll legend David Gilmour of Pink Floyd will be auctioning more than 120 of his guitars, including many of his signature instruments at Christie’s New York on June 20.

Ahead of the auction, a preview of the full collection will be on display from June 14 to 19 to offer fans a rare opportunity to see the iconic instruments before they go under the hammer.

David Gilmour’s 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster, aka ‘The Black Strat’. (Photo: Courtesy of Christie's)
David Gilmour’s 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster, aka ‘The Black Strat’. (Photo: Courtesy of Christie's)
David Gilmour playing ‘The Black Strat’ with Pink Floyd live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, 4 November 1973. (Photo: Courtesy of Christie's)
David Gilmour playing ‘The Black Strat’ with Pink Floyd live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, 4 November 1973. (Photo: Courtesy of Christie's)

Billed by Christie’s as “the largest and most comprehensive sale of guitars ever offered at auction”, all proceeds from The David Gilmour Guitar Collection sale will go directly “to the larger needs of famine relief, homelessness and displacement of people throughout the world,” Gilmour told Rolling Stone.

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Photo: Courtesy of Christie's
Photo: Courtesy of Christie's

A highlight of the collection will be David Gilmour’s 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster, known as “The Black Strat”, which was purchased in 1970 at Manny’s on West 48th Street in New York, and has become the Pink Floyd guitarist, singer and songwriter’s most identified instrument over the course of nearly 50 years.

The legendary, solid-body electric guitar is estimated to go for US$100,000 to US$150,000 at the auction.

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Many of the guitars in this sale are guitars that have given me a tune, so a lot of them have earned their keep, you might say.

David Gilmour

Gilmour’s 1954 White Fender Stratocaster #0001. (Photo: Courtesy of Christie's)
Gilmour’s 1954 White Fender Stratocaster #0001. (Photo: Courtesy of Christie's)
Gilmour’s 1958 Gretsch Penguin 6134. (Photo: Courtesy of Christie's)
Gilmour’s 1958 Gretsch Penguin 6134. (Photo: Courtesy of Christie's)

Other important guitars offered in the June sale include Gilmour’s 1954 White Fender Stratocaster #0001, which was played on several recordings including “Another Brick in the Wall” (Parts 2 and 3) and an incredibly rare Gretsch Penguin 6134—both are expected to fetch between US$100,000 to US$150,000.

To find out more about The David Gilmour Guitar Collection sale, visit www.christies.com

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