Want to own a piece of Pink Floyd?
Guitarist for the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famers David Gilmour will be holding an auction offering up a significant portion of his guitar collection.
Gilmour is placing over 120 pieces of his collection 20 with Christie’s handling the auction duties in New York City.
The most comprehensive collection of guitars to be sold at one time features Fender Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters, and Stratocasters including the one that Gilmour played during the recording of “Dark Side of the Moon”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Animals”, and “The Wall”.
Speaking on his decision to part with the historic instruments Gilmour said, “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. 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.
Gilmour continued, “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. 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!”
Prior to the auction the guitars will be going on a viewing tour starting in London at the Christie’s King Street locations n from March 27 to 31. Then it is on to Los Angeles May 7 to 11 and finally to New York City for a viewing from June 14 to 19.
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