David Gilmour Selling Guitars For Charity
Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour has announced he is selling more than 120 of his guitars to raise money for his charitable foundation.
The June 20th auction at Christie’s New York includes the rock legend’s 1969 black Fender Stratocaster on which he played solos for “Comfortably Numb” and “Money.”
There’s also the 1955 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top played by Gilmour on “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” and the red Fender Stratocaster he played at 1985’s Live Aid.
“These guitars have been very good to me and many of them have given me pieces of music over the years,” Gilmour said, in a promotional video. “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!”