David Gilmour of Pink Floyd will hold a massive auction of his guitar collection at Christie's in New York on June 20th.
Over 120 instruments will be up for bids, with the auction house estimating a price range of $300 to $150,000. The most iconic guitar up for bid is his 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster, which he bought in 1970 and used as his primary guitar while recording and touring for Dark Side of the Moon , Wish You Were Here , Animals and The Wall. It's the guitar used for the solo on "Comfortably Numb." Also up for bids is a 1954 White Fender Stratocaster #0001, which was used on The Wall , and the 1955 Gibson Les Paul that Gilmour used for the solo on "Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two)."
Gilmour says, "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."
Gilmour will donate all of the proceeds to various charities through his foundation. The guitar collection will be displayed at Christie's in London from March 27th to the 31st and in Los Angeles from May 7th through the 11th before being shipped to New York for the auction.