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Pre-Owned Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Stratocaster Relic Black over 3-Tone Sunburst

SKU 80FCS013
by Fender
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Original price $ 9,999.99 - Original price $ 9,999.99
Original price
$ 9,999.99
$ 9,999.99 - $ 9,999.99
Current price $ 9,999.99

Here's an opportunity to own one of the most popular Fender Custom Shop guitars of all time: the David Gilmour Strat.  While it was a current model, the Custom Shop only made a limited number of them each year.  Discontinued a few years back, these are incredibly hard to find now.  Here's one that's barely been played.  It was built in 2013, and purchased here at Truetone by a collector that didn't really play.  So, the guitar basically went unplayed since then, and is now back here to be sold again.

The David Gilmour Strat is a recreation of the legendary guitarist's main instrument, and highly sought after.  The guitar has been vetted and setup by the techs in our repair shop, and comes with the original case, Cruz Tools kit, Evidence Audio cable, and Certificate of Authenticity.  It also comes with a David Gilmour "Live In Gdansk" CD and DVD Package and a copy of the book Pink Floyd: The Black Strat — A History of David Gilmour’s Black Fender Strat — written by Gilmour's guitar tech, Phil Taylor, documenting this guitar's chronological history.  This is the full package, fully intact, with the guitar having never really been played.

For more info and full specs, please see below.  Don't miss grabbing this one before it's gone!

Heavily modified and experimented on since he first spotted it at Manny's Music in New York City in May 1970, David Gilmour’s black Stratocaster has become the stuff of legend among guitarists and diehard Pink Floyd fans. A Standard Fender Stratocaster, "the Black Strat," as it's affectionately known, came from the Fender factory finished in black, but it had been sprayed over sunburst and was fitted with a maple neck.

He played it live at the Bath Festival in June 1970, and it quickly became his main guitar and a cornerstone of Pink Floyd’s ethereal, psychedelic sound, appearing on landmark albums such The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and future solo albums.  Over time, the guitar went through various iterations and modifications, finally settling into what became it's final version.

The Fender Custom Shop version of the Black Strat includes a Fender 1983 ’57 reissue "C"-shape neck, a shortened vibrato arm measuring 4.25", a 5-way pickup selector that replaced the original 3-way in 1985 and the guitar’s original Fender synchronized tremolo bridge, which was re-fitted in 1997. In the electronics department, the guitar boasts custom hand-wound neck and machine-wound middle pickups, both wound to exactly match David’s 1971 originals and only available on the David Gilmour Signature Strat guitars, plus a Seymour Duncan bridge pickup to replicate the custom SSL-1C pickup that was installed in late 1979.

This is the real deal recreation.  Here are the specs:
  • Serial # R72971
  • Finish Package: Relic
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Black over 3-Tone Sunburst Finish
  • Comfort Contoured Select Alder Body
  • 1-Piece Maple Neck
  • 1983 Thin-Shouldered “C” Neck Shape
  • Maple Fretboard
  • 25.5" Scale Length
  • 1.675" Nut Width
  • 7.25" Fretboard Radius
  • 21 Vintage Style Frets
  • Custom Hand-Wound Fat ‘50s Single-Coil Strat® Neck Pickup
  • Custom-Wound Single-Coil Strat® Middle Pickup
  • Seymour Duncan SSL-5 Single-Coil Strat® Bridge Pickup
  • 5-Position Blade
  • Mini-Toggle (Adds Neck Pickup in Positions 1, 2 and 3
  • American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Custom Beveled Tremolo Block and Shortened Tremolo Arm
  • 1-Ply Beveled Black Acrylic Pickguard
  • Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Machine Heads
  • Nickel/Chrome Hardware
  • .830" Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
  • .900" Neck Thickness at 12th Fret