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Christie’s are set to auction more than 120 guitars from the personal collection of David Gilmour, including the iconic Fender Stratocaster played on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall
https://www.christies.com/features/Davi ... BjBrc5t4WU
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I was wondering if he had alimony and/or divorce proceedings to pay, but the site suggests the funds are going to charity.

That is awesome. I wish I had a few hundred thousand dollars lying around.
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He's selling the #0001 strat!? the first stratocaster fender ever made! I can't believe it!

Estimate: $100,000-150,000?

nonsense, it has to sell for more
I need to win the lottery. Imagine how incredible it would be to own the black strat.
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ukimalefu posted:
He's selling the #0001 strat!? the first stratocaster fender ever made! I can't believe it!

Estimate: $100,000-150,000?

nonsense, it has to sell for more


The #0001 Strat is not the first Stratocaster ever made.

It was a custom job--I believe for a friend of Leo Fender's (or possibly a Fender Employee) and was given that number.

Still it is an unusual Strat and it is from '54, so valuable no matter what.
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Warin posted:
I need to win the lottery. Imagine how incredible it would be to own "The Black Strat".

FTFY
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Séamas posted:
ukimalefu posted:
He's selling the #0001 strat!? the first stratocaster fender ever made! I can't believe it!

Estimate: $100,000-150,000?

nonsense, it has to sell for more


The #0001 Strat is not the first Stratocaster ever made.

It was a custom job--I believe for a friend of Leo Fender's (or possibly a Fender Employee) and was given that number.

Still it is an unusual Strat and it is from '54, so valuable no matter what.


Ok, they may have been prototypes, but according to an interview from an old guitar magazine I still have, it was the first out of the production line. And yes, an employee ended up with it, but it's unclear why, and Gilmour got it from someone who worked for him. The things is, according to that interview, that Guitar was important to Gilmour, and he's selling it? ok, it's not like he needs it, I'm sure he can get guitars just by asking, but still.
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ukimalefu posted:
Séamas posted:
ukimalefu posted:
He's selling the #0001 strat!? the first stratocaster fender ever made! I can't believe it!

Estimate: $100,000-150,000?

nonsense, it has to sell for more


The #0001 Strat is not the first Stratocaster ever made.

It was a custom job--I believe for a friend of Leo Fender's (or possibly a Fender Employee) and was given that number.

Still it is an unusual Strat and it is from '54, so valuable no matter what.


Ok, they may have been prototypes, but according to an interview from an old guitar magazine I still have, it was the first out of the production line. And yes, an employee ended up with it, but it's unclear why, and Gilmour got it from someone who worked for him. The things is, according to that interview, that Guitar was important to Gilmour, and he's selling it? ok, it's not like he needs it, I'm sure he can get guitars just by asking, but still.


I am familiar with that story, but the Gilmour's ( a one-off showpiece) is not the first Stratocaster, and I am not even putting prototypes into the equation.

The first Stratocaster was actually #0100.

https://www.guitarworld.com/gear/meet-f ... al-no-0100
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