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David Gilmour Fender Stratocaster (NOS)


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What’s the difference between this and the Relic version? This NOS (New Old Stock) version has not been put through the Fender Custom Shop special ageing techniques. The guitar looks as the original did when it was brand new (but with David’s modifications), hence the name New Old Stock. David Gilmour David Gilmour and the Fender Custom Shop are extremely proud to release one of the most iconic and highly-anticipated musical instruments of the past 50 years, the Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster, based on David’s famous “Black Strat” guitar. A cornerstone of Pink Floyd’s revolutionary and incomparable sound, Gilmour’s Black Strat is featured extensively on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and his critically-acclaimed 2006 solo effort, On An Island. The Fender Custom Shop worked hand-in-hand with David and his longstanding guitar technician, Phil Taylor, to create his signature model, a reproduction of the Black Strat—complete with its unmistakable look, sound and feel. Featuring a Black lacquer over Three-color Sunburst alder body with a black pickguard, one-piece maple neck, custom pickups, and David’s now-famous electronics and shortened vintage tremolo arm, the David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster is as beautiful, powerful and idiosyncratic as David’s playing. Additionally, David’s signature guitar comes with a custom case and extra limited edition accessories

Only the first 500 guitars in the world come with the limited edition accessories (Evidence Audio cable, Live in Dansk DVD and Black Strat Book). Specifications:

  • Series  Custom Artist Series
  • Model Name  David Gilmour Stratocaster® NOS
  • Model Number  015-0068-806
  • Colors  (806) Black,
  • (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
  • Body Comfort Contoured Select Alder
  • Neck 1-Piece Maple, 1983 Thin-Shouldered “C” Shape, (.790” to .870” Taper),
  • (”Thin-Skin” Dark Tint Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
  • Fingerboard Maple, 7.25” Radius (184mm)
  • No. of Frets  21 Vintage Style Frets
  • Pickups: 1 Custom Shop Fat ‘50s Single-Coil Strat® Pickup, (Neck), 1 Custom Shop ‘69 Single-Coil Strat® Pickup (Middle), 1 Seymour Duncan SSL-5 Single-Coil Strat® Pickup (Bridge)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
  • Pickup Switching:  5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup,
  • 1 Mini-Toggle (Adds Neck Pickup in Positions 1, 2 and 3.)
  • Bridge:  American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Custom Beveled Tremolo Block and Shortened Tremolo Arm
  • Machine Heads  Fender/Gotoh® Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Hardware:  Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard:  1-Ply .120” Beveled Black Acrylic, (11 Hole)
  • Scale Length:  25.5” (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.675” (42.5 mm)
  • Unique Features

  • Thin-Shouldered “C” Neck Shape Duplicated from David’s 1983 U.S. Vintage ‘57 Strat® Neck,
  • Custom Shortened Tremolo Arm,
  • Custom Beveled Tremolo Block,
  • White Tremolo Back Cover,
  • Black Dot Position Inlays (Narrow Spacing),
  • Aged White Plastic Parts,
  • Built as if bought new in its respective year and brought forward in time.
  • The First 500 Sold in Either Finish Option will Include a Limited Edition, Signed Copy of “The Black Strat®” Book, Autographed by the Author, David’s Long-Standing Guitar Tech, Phil Taylor.
  • Strings  GHS®, DG Boomers, Nickel Plated Steel,
  • Gauges: (.010, .012, .016, .028, .038, .048)Accessories
  • Deluxe Black Hardshell Case, Evidence Audioâ„¢ High-End Guitar Cable, Custom Leather Strap, GHS® DG Boomers Strings, DG Pick, David Gilmour’s Three Disc “Live In Gdansk” CD and DVD Package, a Copy of Phil Taylor’s “The Black Strat” Book, Polishing Cloth and the Certificate of Authenticity Case
  • Deluxe Black Hardshell Case with Green Crushed Velvet Lining and with “David Gilmour” and Custom Shop Logo Embroidered on the Lid Interior List Price £2349.99

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