David Gilmour and the Fender Custom Shop are extremely proud to release one of the most highly anticipated guitars ever - the David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster®. Gilmour’s famous “Black Strat®” guitar was a cornerstone of the Pink Floyd sound; 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 closely with Gilmour and his longtime 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 nitrocellulose lacquer finish, alder body with black pickguard, one-piece maple neck, custom pickups, and Gilmour’s own distinctive electronics and shortened vintage tremolo arm, the David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster is as beautiful, powerful and individual as Gilmour’s playing. Additionally, the guitar comes with a custom case, Evidence Audio™ high-end guitar cable, Gilmour’s three-disc Live in Gdansk CD/DVD package, and a copy of Taylor’s book, The Black Strat.
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Model Name: David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Black Model Number: 0150068806 Series: Artist Color: Black Body Shape: Stratocaster® Body Material: Select Alder Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material: Maple Neck Shape: 1983 Thin-Shouldered "C" (.790" to .870" Taper) Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm) Number of Frets: 21 Fret Size: Vintage-Style String Nut: Synthetic Bone Nut Width: 1.675" (42.5 mm) Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Fingerboard: Maple Position Inlays: Black Dot Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® SSL-5 Single-Coil Strat Middle Pickup: Custom-Wound Single-Coil Strat Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat 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 Pickup Configuration: SSS Hardware Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Custom Beveled Tremolo Block and Shortened Tremolo Arm Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Orientation: Right-Hand Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic Miscellaneous Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) 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, No Back Tremolo Cover Plate, Black Dot Position Inlays (Narrow Spacing), Aged White Pickup Covers, Aged Parchment Control Knobs Covers, A Faithful Re-creation of David's Infamous "Black Strat", 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. Included Accessories: Hardshell Case, Evidence Audio™ High-End Guitar Cable, Custom Leather Strap, GHS® DG Boomers Strings, David Gilmour's Three Disc "Live In Gdansk" CD/DVD Package, Copy of Phil Taylor's "The Black Strat" Book, Polishing Cloth 7 lbs 8 oz #R88299
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