Including the Strat used on 'Comfortably Numb'...
David Gilmour (Credit: Polly Samson)

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is set to sell off some of his historic guitars later this year.

One of rock's most renowned guitarists, his work with Pink Floyd on through his solo guitar has granted David Gilmour an unimpeachable reputation as an instrumentalist.

Later this year he intends to sell off some of his most iconic guitars, hinging on a selection of his preferred Fender models including Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters.

Christie's will host the auction, and a global tour of the collection will launch in London at Christie’s King Street, running between March 27th - 31st.

The full collection will be on display, before the highlights travel to Los Angeles (May 7th - 11th), and a New York sale preview (June 14th - 19th).

Amongst the highlights are David Gilmour's iconic Black Strat, a 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster model purchased in 1970 at Manny’s on West 48th Street in New York.

Used on Pink Floyd classics such as 'Money' and 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond', it also fuelled the legendary solo on 'Comfortably Numb'. The price? Well, it's currently estimated at $100,000-150,000.

David Gilmour comments: “These guitars have been very good to me and many of them have gifted me pieces of music over the years. They have paid for themselves many times over, but it’s now time that they moved on. Guitars were made to be played and it is my wish that wherever they end up, they continue to give their owners the gift of music.”

“By auctioning these guitars I hope that I can give some help where it is really needed and through my charitable foundation do some good in this world. It will be a wrench to see them go and perhaps one day I’ll have to track one or two of them down and buy them back!”

David Gilmour's guitar collection will be sold at Christie's, New York on June 20th.

Photo Credit: Polly Samson

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