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The New David Gilmour Fender Stratocaster Signature Guitar

A New ‘Pink Floyd’ Fender Stratocaster for 2008

To coincide with the September release of Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour’s new solo album ‘Live in Gdansk’, legendary US guitar maker, Fender are issuing a signature Stratocaster modelled on his famous black strat which he has used ever since his earliest days in Pink Floyd.

There shall be two models avaliable for purchase, the ‘Relic’ and the ‘New Old Stock’.

The ‘Relic’ model will be a replica of Gilmour’s guitar in its current state, i.e worn paint, lack of backplate, signs of wear from heavy touring and parts from older models.

The ‘New Old Stock’ model will replicate the above model but will use new parts, a white backplate and proper paint finish. This will retail at a lower price than the ‘Relic’ model which is designed for Pink Floyd fans and David Gilmour wanabees.

Gilmour bought this particular guitar at the world famous American guitar shop, ‘Manny’s’ who have sold many a guitar to famous rock guitarists. Gilmour seems delighted with the replica which is reason enough to go out and buy one.

I would give you the link to the Fender website for more information but I seem to have beaten them to it :)

Fender Stratocaster Headstock

4 Comments

  1. Cid says:

    Miles,

    I have a house like the ‘Relic’ with bits missing etc…… its charm doesn’t outweigh its other qualities, knowing this all too well I would opt for the ‘New Old Stock’ which sounds a lot like my wardrobe :)

    Cid

    p.s. for years now I thought the term Fender referred to a rather sturdy article akin to something from the front of a car…. got that wrong!

    July 25, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

  2. miles says:

    Cid,
    I’m begining to feel like a relic! As for the confusion over ‘fender’ there is only one ‘real’ meaning-just ask any budding guitar hero :)

    Miles

    July 26, 2008 @ 7:01 am

  3. Rod says:

    How many more musical coups are you hoping to get !
    Nice work fella !
    I’d sooner have an Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Series Strat though !
    Rod

    July 26, 2008 @ 8:52 am

  4. miles says:

    Rod,
    I’m trying to get a job with Rolling Stone magazine :)

    Miles (music hack)

    July 26, 2008 @ 1:14 pm

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