David Gilmour, a member of the legendary band Pink Floyd, previously auctioned a huge collection of his personal guitars to raise money for climate charity. Considered the largest and most comprehensive sale of guitars ever offered at auction, sold for $21,490,750 at Christie’s in New York. The collection, which was toured worldwide and detailed the musical history of one of the world’s most influential guitarists. ‘The Black Strat’, the Pink Floyd guitarist, singer and songwriter’s iconic Fender Stratocaster, sold for $3,975,000.
Prior to the sale of the Fender Stratocaster in 1979, the flight case that dutifully housed and transported the precious ‘Black Strat’ safely to show after show of The Wall Tour and beyond was made.
The order would have been placed by Britannia Row, a company that looked after all Pink Floyd’s equipment. Dave Gilmour’s guitar tech provided us with all the specs and any specific, customised requirements that were needed.
The case would have been made to the highest spec like panels made from fibreglass laminated on marine plywood, double sided aluminium angle and all Penn Elcom fittings. The inside would be fitted out with a polyurethane block cut to the shape of the guitar and if required, would also be lined with a deep pile fur fabric, before being QC’d and delivered to Pink Floyd and keeping David’s guitar safe for over 40 years and later sold at Christies auction for $175,000.
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