At Christie’s in New York on June 20, a. place out of more than 120 guitars from the collection of David Gilmour, guitarist of the British megaband Pink Floyd. Among the items, there is his legendary black Stratocaster.
Gilmour bought the “Black Strat” in 1970 in New York, and in the subsequent nearly fifty years of his most recognizable instrument. It can be heard on albums such as “The Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Animals’ and ‘The Wall’, plus solo albums. The thing, which regularly modifications it underwent, was also his primary concertgitaar and played a major role in the definition of the Pink Floyd sound.
7Christie’s expected that the jewel is 100,000 to 150,000 dollars can muster.
There are still more than 120 other guitars to the loss, including Fender Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters, other Stratocasters and a Gibson Les Paul from 1955, used on the hit single ‘Another Brick in the Wall Part II’, and a rare Gretsch White Penguin.
“That guitars have given me so much. It is time that they go to other people who hopefully enjoy it, and maybe creating something new,” cites Christie’s’the man who according to many one of the best Dutch rock guitarists ever.
The proceeds go to good causes.