June 10, 2015 in Historic Fenders

David Gilmour’s Strats – A 3-Part Series

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Historically, you can find plenty of guitar legends that use a main guitar for decades, only to abruptly switch to a different guitar at another point in their career. From Eric Clapton’s “Blackie” and “Brownie” to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “No.1” and “Lenny” – it won’t take very long for you to find an extensive group of guitarists known for wielding a specific six-string, but then they make the switch to something else, even if it’s only for a single album or tour.

Look no further than Jimi Hendrix to find a player that constantly changed his main instrument throughout his career, although he primarily reached for various late 1960’s Stratocasters. It’s common for these high-profile and respected instruments to take on a mythical status of their own, while numerous conversations and arguments surround these interesting and historical musical relics.

One guitar legend that is well known for his impressive guitar collection is David Gilmour from Pink Floyd. Gilmour is a well-respected musician, and aside from his impressive body of work and cemented status as one of the greatest rock guitarists of all-time, his guitars have taken on a documented life of their own. There are countless Gilmour fans and followers who share and spread rumors about Gilmour’s impressive collection of historic, interesting, and heavily modified guitars.

So, over the next few days let’s take a look at three legendary instruments from his collection. Sound good? Here we go!

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