DAVID GILMOUR’s Black Strat Guitar Becomes Most Expensive Guitar Sold In History

David Gilmour

At yesterday’s (June 20) auction at Christie’s in NYC, David Gilmour‘s collection of over 120 guitars exceeded all expectations by raising $21.5 million, all of which will go to the PINK FLOYD guitarist’s charity foundation.

David‘s legendary Black Strat set the new world record, which was sold for staggering $3,975,000.

Another big success was Gilmour‘s 1969 Martin D-35. Originally estimated at $10,000-$20,000, the acoustic guitar used on “Wish You Were Here” fetched $1,095,000.

Elsewhere in the auction, David‘s “#0001” Fender Stratocaster, known for its use during The Wall recording sessions, fetched $1,815,000 after a four-minute bidding war. Speaking of The Wall sessions, David‘s 1955 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop reeled in $447,000.

Other highlights include the $615,000 paid for the Candy Apple Red 1984 Fender Strat, once again smashing the original $25,000 estimate. David‘s rare 1958 Gretsch White Penguin was sold for $447,000, while his 1981 Charvel went for $75,000. The 1985 Gibson J-200 Celebrity reeled in $243,750, while the 1974 Jedson lap-steel – estimated at just $2,000 – fetched $300,000.