David Gilmour will say goodbye to more than 120 of his instruments today (Wednesday) when they go on the auction block a tChristie'sin New York.
They are estimated to sell between a range of $300 to $150,000, with the most iconic being his 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster, which he bought in 1970 and used while recording and touring The Dark Side of the Moon,Wish You Were Here,Animals andThe 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.