Stratocaster David Gilmour Relic - Black over Sunburst #R111020
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2021 Fender Custom Shop David Gilmore Stratocaster Relic in Black over Sunburst. Super-collectible replica of the legendary 'black strat' that recently became the most expensive guitar to ever sell at auction, at just under $4 million. This custom shop version of the famous 'black Strat' was one of the most highly-anticipated guitars to be released in decades and has become hugely desirable for collectors and players alike. Now discontinued, this is one of the very last produced and benefits from all the various tweaks and upgrades that have been made through the years of production. The attention to detail is staggering, from the accuracy of the Relic'ed finish to the pickups and electronics. Even the set up and pickup heights are as per the original guitar! It sound absolutely superb and really captures those iconic tones, particularly when the mini toggle switch is on. The full spec is below, as is a photo of the traveller (Note the references to Masterbuilder Todd Krausse). Plays superbly and nice and light at 7lb 5oz and in as new condition with Original Case and all the goodies it came with, including "Live at Pompeii" DVD, Evidence Audio Cable, Strap and Cert etc. We were genuinely blown away by the level of detail the Custom Shop have gone to with this guitar. Just awesome in ever respect!
Unique Features: Thin-Shouldered "C" Neck Shape Duplicated from David's 1983 U.S. Vintage '57 Strat® Neck, Custom Shortened Tremolo Arm, Custom Beveled Tremolo Block, No Back Tremolo Cover Plate, Black Dot Position Inlays (Narrow Spacing), Aged White Pickup Covers, Aged Parchment Control Knobs Covers
Included Accessories: Deluxe Black Hardshell Case, Custom Leather Strap, GHS® DG Boomers Strings, David Gilmour's "Live at Pompeii" CD, Evidence Audio Guitar Cable and the Certificate of Authenticity
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The guitar that helped Pink Floyd take on the world. The Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster Relic is inspired by the rig Gilmour has used for decades. David Gilmour and the Fender Custom Shop released one of the most iconic and highly-anticipated musical instruments of the past 50 years, the Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster Relic, based on David's famous "Black Strat" guitar.
A cornerstone of Pink Floyd's revolutionary and incomparable sound, Gilmour's Black Strat is featured extensively on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and his critically-acclaimed 2006 solo effort, On An Island.
The Stratocaster has been the backbone of rock music since its release in 1954 and the list of artists who rely on them each day is endless. The Fender Custom Shop worked hand-in-hand with David and his longstanding guitar technician, Phil Taylor, to create his signature model, a reproduction of the Black Strat-complete with its unmistakable look, sound and feel. Featuring a Black lacquer over Three-color Sunburst alder body with a black pickguard, one-piece maple neck, custom pickups, and David's now-famous electronics and shortened vintage tremolo arm, the David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster is as beautiful, powerful and idiosyncratic as David's playing.
Designed to look like Gilmour's original strat this guitar is stunning. Fender have meticulously studied each nick and dent in the lacquer and recreated the effects of a regular gigging schedule. This really is as close as you can get to the original classic.
The world’s greatest artists have come to the Fender Custom Shop for decades in search of their perfect instruments. They are able to offer the same artist instruments to you, built in the same shop by the same skilled craftsmen. Each guitar gets the attention of a master craftsman so when you pick up a custom shop guitar you can see the difference. They are simply flawless. Specifications.