David Gilmour Puts Guitars up for Auction
Dave Gilmour, guitarist and singer with Pink Floyd has announced that he will display, then auction over 120 guitars from his personal collection later this year.
The focus on the former Pink Floyd vocalist and guitarist’s items will be on his Fender models, including Telecasters, Broadcasters, Stratocasters and Esquires.
Among the instruments up for grabs will be his 1969 Black Strat which he played on albums including The Dark Side Of The Moon, Animals, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall. Estimates say $100,000-$150,000 but could end up at any price.
David G says: “These guitars have been very good to me and many of them have gifted me pieces of music over the years. They have paid for themselves many times over, but it’s now time that they moved on.
Also saying “Guitars were made to be played and it is my wish that wherever they end up, they continue to give their owners the gift of music.”
All revenue from the sale of the instruments will go towards charitable causes. Estimates for the items start from $300.
The instruments will be displayed at Christie’s in London, from March 27-31, where fans will be able to see the full collection and ogle at the history behind them.
A certain number of them will then move to LA on May 7-11, which will then be followed by sale preview in New York before the auction which will take place between June 14-19