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David Gilmour Selling 120 Guitars

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Rolling Stone Article on Pink Floyd's David Gilmour selling 120 guitars for charity.   Apparently all his guitars used on tour and in recording sessions are going to go.The auction is going to be at Christies in June.    According to him, "Everything must go"!

Everybody be good members and be considerate when bidding.  Don't try and outbid each other!  I'm sure @CapM will be going after the famous Black Strat.??

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It's a good thing he's doing... I'm sure he has plenty of money, so donating the proceeds to help the homeless is a very generous and and altruistic act. It also means of course others get to enjoy the collection.  I'm sure there will be a lot of interest like Clapton's auction a few years back.  None of us "owns" anything really... we just get to use things as they pass through our hands on the way to someone else.

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I'd have to win the lottery.  Actually, several lotteries.

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And learning how to hit "spot on tone" bends EVERY time!

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20 hours ago, NeilES335 said:

It's a good thing he's doing... I'm sure he has plenty of money, so donating the proceeds to help the homeless is a very generous and and altruistic act. It also means of course others get to enjoy the collection.  I'm sure there will be a lot of interest like Clapton's auction a few years back. 

A very good point, Neil.  As you said, Clapton  sold his guitar collection yeas ago to support his Crossroads addiction treatment facility in Antigua.  Blackie, his black Strat, famously sold for $ 1 Million.  (Or close to it?)
Here David Gilmour  talks about the guitars.  The last 30 seconds he talks about his foundation and how the funds can potentially help some in need:
 

1 hour ago, John Wells said:

John, since Gilmour is so associated with Strats it would probably be reasonable to assume that.  I didn't follow your link.  But he is selling his 1955 Les Paul Goldtop, his white Gretch and quite a few acoustics.  But, of course, a lot of Strats ?  Interestingly to me, the 55 Goldtop has an estimate of $30 - 50,000 and the Gretch $100,000 - 150,000.

Christie's Gilmour Guitar Sale
 

 

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I have my eye on the 12-string he wrote 'Wish You Were Here' on. I'm not bidding a penny over $1000 though. Wish me luck!

Ian

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Ian, when Dave Gilmour's 12-string has been sold, treat yourself to a visit to Richard's Guitars in Stratford-upon-Avon to at least try a £941 Faith FV12TB 12-string. Here is me playing Ode to Joy from Learn & Master Guitar session 2.

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even if I bought one. I still wouldn't sound like Gilmour

(comment on Clapton's "charity" how many can afford to go to Antigua for drug rehab? it should have been in the UK somewhere to help where he grew up, sorry a 'rich folk rant')

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6 hours ago, Eracer_Team-DougH said:

even if I bought one. I still wouldn't sound like Gilmour

(comment on Clapton's "charity" how many can afford to go to Antigua for drug rehab? it should have been in the UK somewhere to help where he grew up, sorry a 'rich folk rant')

Doug, I agree in principle with your "rich folk rant'.  And we're going to have to be careful here about the topic drifting.  (We may get in trouble with  @NeilES335 or another moderator ?)  But the whole idea was to help those in Antigua that can't afford rehab, get it.  Clapton loved the area but saw the number of people there that needed treatment.  And, of course, Clapton had first hand experience with the process!  In his autobiography he relates how he was able to afford it but the locals could not.  So the auction came about to fund the Crossroads Facility start.  Then the idea was that those that can afford to go there do so.  They fund the facility's operation to allow local residents to go there.

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On 2/2/2019 at 4:09 AM, Fretless said:

Ian, when Dave Gilmour's 12-string has been sold, treat yourself to a visit to Richard's Guitars in Stratford-upon-Avon to at least try a £941 Faith FV12TB 12-string. Here is me playing Ode to Joy from Learn & Master Guitar session 2.

Nicely done Fetless! Well played and recorded.

Greg

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Thanks, gotto, that is very kind of you.

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The auction was today and to say that it was a success is an understatement!

The Black Strat sold for $3,900,000!  I didn't mistype that!  3.9 Million dollars!!!!  Its case sold for $175,000!

The entire auction brought in $21.5 million.

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On ‎2‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 4:57 AM, Eracer_Team-DougH said:

even if I bought one. I still wouldn't sound like Gilmour

BTW, I can not confirm nor deny if it was Doug that had the winning bid🤣

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Posted (edited)

Check out my "new" "tailgate" practice 

New (old used for $100) Traynor TVM50 battery amp comes in at 30lbs, and didn't feel like lugging to the tree like last year...

http://traynoramps.com/legacy/discontinued/product/tvm50/

Note black Strat shaped device 🤔

 

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Now you can hold lunchtime ooncerts and charge admission Doug🎸😁 

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