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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by AA00475Bassman View Post
    Wouldn't pay one cent over standard market for any of this sale .
    Me neither.

    The hell I'd pay almost a million dollars for a beat up partscaster.

    I am a "standard guitar" man. Wouldn't pay what they charge for any vintage guitar, let alone an artist's.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Blues View Post
    David Gilmour is an athiest commie socialist.

    He made his money on capitalism.

    And now this?

    For charity?

    Crumbs.

    He's looking for a tax break.

    Nothing more.
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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Oh/ ,Wait a second. I did not read your follow up apology.


    In that case, TB, I apologize, too.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Reading the topic elsewhere I see a criticism of the dude due to utilizing the word "tool."


    I don't think some people get it. It's not that the stuff doesn't have meaning, or is "just a tool," it's quite the opposite as they state. Clapton said the same things during his auction.


    The more poignant statement, IMO, would be it's not a trophy. These are full time players and there's many more in the world. You get to a point where you know fiddles are stuck in the closet even though you're always playing. For some folks in the game of Art, a trophy de-values an object regardless of "the market." Sitting on the shelf isn't an honor. I got this beautiful instrument, but it's not a color on the palette, or at least not often enough to hang around. Emotionally I appreciate it, but there it sits in the act of sitting simply in my possession. For others, having that next big trophy is a drug, a validation, a sculpture, "preservation," exhibitionism and in purchase a heightening of the senses for a short moment.


    When you're instrumental in creating Dark Side of the Moon you'll live as long as civilized society, what more validation do you need at that point? Keep the ones you use, sell the rest, er, I mean, in this case give them away to starving kids whilst validating the trophy hunters. The circle is complete.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Agreed. For a recording artist, guitars are first and foremost tools.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by ourmaninthenorth View Post
    To be candid their reductive value is an irrelevance to me, their worth however is beyond empirical measurement.

    It's that worth that remains my driver.

    I know, miles vary.


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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    A recent radio interview...

    Shakespeare walks into a pub, the Landlord says "get out, you're Bard"

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by DEVILBAT View Post
    Oh/ ,Wait a second. I did not read your follow up apology.


    In that case, TB, I apologize, too.
    No need for an apology on your part.

    I was the one that was being a dick.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    It looks like Gilmour is trying to finance his version of changing the world, no doubt more global warming carbon credit new world order fascist nonsense.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by workerunit View Post
    It looks like Gilmour is trying to finance his version of changing the world, no doubt more global warming carbon credit new world order fascist nonsense.
    Please don't post political BS. There are plenty of other places to do that.
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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    So I saw the other day that the catalog is not available for pre-order. Can't say I'm not tempted to get one, even though I don't have a prayer of affording anything on the list, unless there's a couple broken strings somewhere on there.
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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    The auction is the leading article in this month's Guitarist magazine (UK). Interesting read.


    My two pence worth is that like lots of us in that he's reached a certain point in life when certain things no longer have value to you personally than they once did.


    We've cleared out a lot of stuff but...……………………………...I keep looking at my guitars and just can't


    Very noble of DG to sell them for charitable causes
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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by jrgtr42 View Post
    So I saw the other day that the catalog is not available for pre-order. Can't say I'm not tempted to get one, even though I don't have a prayer of affording anything on the list, unless there's a couple broken strings somewhere on there.

    Catalog available for pre-order ($50 US) but not available until week of May 13th: https://catalogues.christies.com/chr...?offerId=52694

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars



    SPOILER ALERT - the black Strat on display in London is NOT the original. They slip that in quietly. There is also a little trash-talking of P90 equipped Les Pauls. Blasphemy! Also can anyone verify the Martin D35 story? The bs detector on my watch (yes, some of us still wear one although there is probably a phone app available) was flicking into the red zone as this was being told.
    Last edited by 4string; 03-27-19 at 01:30 PM.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by 4string View Post


    SPOILER ALERT - the black Strat on display in London is NOT the original. They slip that in quietly. There is also a little trash-talking of P90 equipped Les Pauls. Blasphemy! Also can anyone verify the Martin D35 story? The bs detector on my watch (yes, some of us still wear one although there is probably a phone app available) was flicking into the red zone as this was being told.
    I think the overall effort to auction the guitars makes sense given the fan/enthusiast base and what one would assume Gilmour's benevolent intent to be. That aside, honestly, when I hear the talking heads in this video start to overstate, over-punctuate their natty descriptions of well-used musical instruments, it's just off-putting. It's a common occurrence with any number of devices deemed collectible.

    The value is/was in the artist, not the trappings or tools. But..... that's just my POV. I've never understood "collecting."

    4string, thanks for posting this and so many of your photo offerings over the years

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Interview with Gilmour and photos and descriptions of instruments up for auction: https://www.christies.com/features/D...41799#FID-9759

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Shakespeare walks into a pub, the Landlord says "get out, you're Bard"

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    First of at least 3 podcasts. You can also listen/subscribe on iTunes.



    BTW - Is anyone planning to attend the auction?

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by ourmaninthenorth View Post

    That was a fun hour avoiding work.

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    Personally I'd love to see footage from the Animals tour, just love that album.
    Oh, YES!

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    3.3 Mil on the black strat. 1.5 mil on the 01 strat, 6 figures for a freakin' case. Lots of money raised.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    I have to laugh at those who bitch about a guy selling his personal gear and using the money for whatever the f**k he wants.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Wasn't there talk of the 01 Strat being a Symour Duncan made parts-caster?

    Absolutely insane prices........excellent for the charity.
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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    $21,490,750 for the lot.

    Very impressive.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    My personal fav's were Broadcaster 0053, good gawd, and watching stuff you could get at the pawn shop fetch big bucks.


    Also, I imagine Mr. Irsay under clouds of smoke strumming an E chord on the black strat while sitting in the back of his personal movie theater during a DSOTM laser light show.



    Quote Originally Posted by F-Hole View Post
    Wasn't there talk of the 01 Strat being a Symour Duncan made parts-caster?

    Yep, I read something along those lines a while back though some information seemed conflicting from different parties. FWIW the auction verbiage even stated "later Fender neck" "body finished in white." Still, that's one hell of a neck plate on that parts build. IIRC Gruhn sold "The First Strat" not too long ago.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    It's a lot of money for a refin and parts-caster.

    Still, a highly flamed, partial refin 'burst that's been on the block for a while just sold, very likely for silly money.

    Here's a interesting article, http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=259

    Seems Duncan says it's a 57 body and 57 neck from two different guitars, and that he rewound the pickups.
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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by deytookerjaabs View Post


    Also, I imagine Mr. Irsay under clouds of smoke strumming an E chord on the black strat while sitting in the back of his personal movie theater during a DSOTM laser light show.






    Yep, I read something along those lines a while back though some information seemed conflicting from different parties. FWIW the auction verbiage even stated "later Fender neck" "body finished in white." Still, that's one hell of a neck plate on that parts build. IIRC Gruhn sold "The First Strat" not too long ago.
    I was thinking Irsay'd be in play for some of these - is there any confirmation he got Black or any of them?

    From what I understand, 0001 was not the first Strat made; the neck date is several months later. However, it's though that it was a special order, and therefore worthy of the 0001 serial number. The color and anodized pickguard are the custom parts - in '54 they were only in Sunburst, IIRC.
    Seymore Duncan did own it, and I gather replaced the pickups / electronics, from what I've read the body and neck were original.
    Seymore sold it to Dave's tech in the 70s, and Dave bought it from him.
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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Yeah, that thing is a doozie until a serious exam is done. IMO those chips in the headstock scream of replaced tuners that almost didn't fit but were yanked in anyways at some point even though it now has vintage gold hardware.


    I'm not a knowledgeable Gilmour aficionado by any stretch, though I love old Floyd work, but what I gather from glancing at the stuff at the auction as a whole is the Gilmour bump is quite strong regardless of what the instrument is. He can play my guitars any time anywhere


    I read that the Black Strat winner was Irsay's rep on the auction floor...who was wearing a Colt's pin no less. I'm sure we'll get confirmation either way in the coming days.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Irsay got the strat and the martin. Go Colts!

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...uitar-auction/
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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by deytookerjaabs View Post
    ...but what I gather from glancing at the stuff at the auction as a whole is the Gilmour bump is quite strong regardless of what the instrument is.
    Agreed.

    I wouldn't trade a six pack of Natty Light for an Ovation, yet Gilmour got close to a half million for one.

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by F-Hole View Post
    Wasn't there talk of the 01 Strat being a Symour Duncan made parts-caster?

    Absolutely insane prices........excellent for the charity.
    As far as i am aware the Black one was dubbed a Partcaster as well .. and that sold for 3.3 Million

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Complete list of winning bids by lot number here: https://www.christies.com/Results/Pr...id=28021&lid=1

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    I'd bet most of these guitars will be gobbled up by corporations and/or very wealthy who will take the tax writeoff as a charitable donation and essentially get a free guitar.
    Donations are deducted from tax, so the cost is 1 -T, with T being the tax rate.

    If the cost is $100 and the tax rate 30%, the real cost is $70...........it's far from "free".
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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    The list on post #72 the money looks ridiculous , Imo fools & their money !!!
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

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    I guess I'm struggling with this as I'm not a Gilmour or PF fan.

    I don't get "tech stock" valuations either.

    My bad I guess.
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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Quote Originally Posted by F-Hole View Post
    I guess I'm struggling with this as I'm not a Gilmour or PF fan.

    I don't get "tech stock" valuations either.

    My bad I guess.
    Well put +1
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

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    Re: David Gilmour auctioning off 120 guitars

    Nothing to struggle with. Just put your favorite guitar hero's name on it and it makes more sense. Some people think Duane Allman is a great guitarist, others wonder who he is.
    It's the same with this auction. Very cool for Gilmour and the charity that benefits.

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