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Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Stratocaster, NOS

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Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Stratocaster NOS Product Overview by GAK

For Pink Floyd fans this really is the holy grail. The David Gilmour Black Strat is the custom designed guitar based on David's famous guitar used on legendary albums such as 'Dark Side Of The Moon' and 'The Wall.'

The Fender custom shop worked directly with David's long time guitar tech, Phil Taylor to create this incredible signature model.

Featuring a Black (Black over Three-colour Sunburst alder body for Relic finishes) with black pick-guardone-piece maple neckcustom pickups, and David's now-famous electronics and shortened vintage tremolo arm.


Fender Product Overview

David Gilmour and the Fender Custom Shop are extremely proud to release one of the most iconic and highly-anticipated musical instruments of the past fifty years, the Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster, 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 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 (Black over Three-colour Sunburst alder body for Relic finishes) with black pick-guard, 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.

Additionally, David's signature guitar comes with a custom case.

  • Body: Comfort Contoured Select Alder
  • Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, 1983 Thin-Shouldered "C" Shape, (.790" to .870" Taper), ("Thin-Skin" Dark Tint Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" radius
  • Frets: 21, Vintage
  • Scale Length: 25.5", (648 mm)
  • Nut: 1.675", (42.5mm)
  • Hardware: Vintage
  • Tuning Keys: Fender/Gotoh® Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Custom Beveled Tremolo Block and Shortened Tremolo Arm
  • Pickguard: One-Ply .120" Beveled Black Acrylic, (11 Hole)
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Hand-Wound Fat '50s Strat®
  • Middle Pickup: Custom-Wound Strat®
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® SSL-5
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup, 5-position Blade Switch
  • Strings: GHS®, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.010, .012, .016, .028, .038, .048)
  • Case: Special center pocket black tolex case with crushed green lining, "David Gilmour" embroidered on interior
  • Other Features: Custom-beveled vintage tremolo block, custom shortened vintage tremolo arm. Two-way toggle activates neck pickup in the middle and bridge positions.

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  • Dear Mr Jones


    lovely sounding guitar with a superb neck

  • Christopher Jensen


    Just incredible to have a Custom Shop Fender, What a stunning looking guitar this really is, an absolute dream to both look at and hold. For me a once in a lifetime purchase, It will be treasured for years to come.

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