Just saw on the BBC that David Gilmour is auctioning off @120 guitars for charity. They didnít say if any of his more famous guitars will be on the block. But just in case...
Anyone got a spare million I can borrow?
In fact it is all his famous guitars, the Black Strat, the gold Les Paul on 'Another Brick in the Wall', the Martin acoustic on 'Wish You Were Here', & on & on. 120 guitars in all. But perhaps most historically interesting is the 1954 Stratocaster serial # 0001. I hope the Smithsonian picks this one up, though there is no conceivable dollar figure which can realistically reflect the true value of this treasure.
Interesting to think that the instruments which have provided the sounds for some of the most important non-classical music of the last half century will likely end up in the penthouses of venture capitalists.