Needless to say, we borrowed it for this review. Originally the Strat had only a three-way switch, so this modification allowed additional combinations. It uses custom hand-wound single coil pickups (Fat '50s at neck and Seymour Duncan SSL-5 at bridge specifically) and a mini-toggle switch allowing the neck pickup to be paired with either of the other pickups. This really is a great guitar and commemorative package for the Gilmour fan. Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments. The original guitar body was from the late 1960s, and was, like many Fender guitars from that period, a sunburst that was over-sprayed in black. The ability to engage the neck pickup with the bridge really adds weight to the sound, and great for thickening up solo tomes, when swapping from rhythm crunch. As you might expect this is quite an expensive guitar, but you do get a lot more than just the guitar. Is it worth the money? Pros:As close as you'll get to the originalExtremely well madeExtras are nice. David Gilmour Black Strat Replica. I actually reviewed the David Gilmour NOS signature Strat in the ill-fated first issue of Guitar Interactive, but if I am honest I wasn’t very happy with my review; the guitar landed with us literally just before I was due to film and there were a few key points I missed. Oops, looks like you forgot something. This guitar has also been used on many of his solo recordings. Find everything you need to make music. Unplayed. Buy It Now. The neck is attached to the guitar body with a four bold plate with the serial number stamp. Now, David Gilmour is one of the most famous and renowned Stratocaster players, so it was only a matter of time before Fender introduced his now famous and much documented 'Black Strat', which the company duly did, way back in 2008. David Gilmour Plays the Black Strat at Live 8 in 2005 Over the years, the Black Strat underwent many changes and modifications, as Gilmour and longtime equipment and guitar tech Phil Taylor were often experimenting with its neck, hardware and electronics. Local music shops & gear makers are open online and ready to ship your dream gear. It comes with a custom case with lots of extras including the Black Strat book, by Gilmour’s long time tech Phil Taylor, custom leather strap, DG's GHS Boomer strings, a David Gilmour “Live in Gdansk” CD/DVD package, and an Evidence Audio guitar cable. Brand New. Being a faithful replica of DG's original, the fingerboard features some wear marks, as well as black dot inlays, and is finished in beautifully smooth nitrocellulose lacquer. But we were wrong. This article was originally published in issue #47, To read the article in its entirety, view the digital magazine, Our website uses Cookies - by using this site or closing this message you’re agreeing to our Terms & Conditions, Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy. Apparently, to make this replica, the original was stripped down, analysed and faithfully replicated, with two versions made available, the NOS and the Relic. The Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster is inspired by the rig Gilmour has used for decades. In glass cases. I played a friends vintage Fender telecaster last year for a few weeks and while a cool looking piece, it played like hell compared to my Nocaster even though it was worth about 3X the nocaster......... thaus, Feb 23, 2010 #4 In fact I walked into our local guitar store, DV24/7 in Romford, Essex, UK, and there was one hanging on the wall! But we were wrong, as Jamie Humphries found out to his (and our) surprise! Buy It Now +$75.00 shipping. There's no doubt that Fender has put a lot of work into it and it's as close as you are going to get to the original unless you plan on a career in burglary! The guitar has a good weight and, unamplified, it sounded very resonant. The fingerboard includes 21 vintage style frets and a synthetic bone nut. By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the processing of my data in order to receive emails. $92.99. Pure Effect Music are proud to offer the guitar that helped Pink Floyd take on the world. Please check the fields highlighted in red. As I say, we had no idea these were still available but checking around it seems they are. The David Gilmour Stratocaster is a Fender Custom Shop model that is based on David's black 1983 American Vintage '57 Strat. I don't quite understand that is a replica of DG black strat and maybe it is exactly like that. The pickups, knobs, and scratch plate have all been authentically aged. Gilmour's Black Strat has a 1969 alder body with a 1983 '57 re-issue 21 fret maple neck, C-shaped with a 7.25 neck radius and relief at 9th fret of 0.13mm (as of 2008). Save up to 10% when you buy more. The neck is a duplicate of David’s actual neck on his Black Strat. The guitar includes a single master volume and two tone controls for the neck and middle pickups, as well as a five-way selector switch.

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