Pink Floyd’s singer and songwriter David Gilmour will be auctioning more than 120 guitars from his personal collection, including his iconic “Black Strat.”

The “Black Strat” was Gilmour’s go-to between 1970 and 1986. He used it to record albums such as The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall.

All the proceeds will go towards different charitable causes.

(Courtesy: Christie’s)


“These guitars have been very good to me and many of them have given me pieces of music over the years. They have paid for themselves many times over, but it’s now time that they moved on,” Gilmour wrote on his website.

“It will be a wrench to see them go and perhaps one day I’ll have to track one or two of them down and buy them back!,” Gilmour wrote.

“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. By auctioning these guitars I hope that I can give some help where it is really needed and through my charitable foundation do some good in this world.”

The full collection will be on display when the global tour launches in London at Christie’s King Street in March.

The collection will then go to L.A. before the New York sale preview in June.

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