Categories / Music

David Gilmour’s classic 1970 Black Strat Fender Stratocaster guitar reissued

Fender_gilmour
Want to make your band sound like Pink Floyd? Well, maybe you’ll need to do a spot of practice – and perhaps buy David Gilmour’s classic 1970 Black Strat Fender Stratocaster.

This ‘Signature Model’ is being issued by Fender on 22 September 2008, created by Fender and Gilmour and based on the one Gilmour bought in 1970 and used on albums including ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘Wish You Were Here’ and ‘The Wall’.

The ‘Black Strat’, which features the same maple neck, black pickguard, shortened tremolo arm and custom electronics as the original, will come with a custom black case with a centre pocket, plush green lining and ‘Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Model’ embroidery, not to mention a book about the guitar, authentic strings, the same cable Gilmour uses, a deluxe Fender guitar strap and a ‘David Gilmour’ guitar plectrum. No price given – but don’t expect it to be cheap.

Fender website

  • You sure got the jump on this one!!!
    Very cool blog!
    FYI- This post just popped on Google News Alerts for search term “Stratocaster” on 7/25 PM.

  • I could use this one for my collection. Time to save up.

  • Manuel Iglesias

    Just so you know, aside from Clapton’s tribute series and SRV Lenny, this custom shop is the third most expensive guitar sold by Fender at this point. I will of course try to buy it becuase I’m guitarded and a sucker for Mr. Gilmour, but shame on you guys at Fender for those prices. And don’t even get me started on the clapton, I mean really man 24k for a guitar that’s not even signed or played by slowhand, I mean at least Gibson had the decency to get Jimmy Pages’ signature in 26 models and sell it for 27 k, like I said, shame on you Fender, that thing better get my breakfast and play itself.

  • tim

    As a life long gilmour fan I almost jumped out of my skin when I heard about the black strat. But 4k we working guys can’t justify that kind of outlay. This will yet again end up being a wall hanging dust colector in some upper east side condo
    Tim