“In the world of rock n’ roll guitar there are few names as iconic as David Gilmour. His unmistakable playing and tone, as well as his voice and songwriting are an integral part of Pink Floyd and he continues to pack the worlds biggest venues as a solo artist. In 2019 Christie’s auction house partnered with Gilmour in an auction of his extensive instrument collection, smashing all previous records for guitar prices and raising $21 million dollars to help fight climate change.
This phenomenal guitar was part of the Gilmour Collection sold in 2019. Prior to that time, it had been in David Gilmour’s possession since 1994 when he purchased it from John Illsley of Dire Straits to use on Pink Floyd’s Division Bell tour.
This guitar is number 42 of 90 Gibson J-200 Celebrity models. Gilmour clearly liked this rare model as his collection included two. They were used live and in the studio, including at the famous Live 8 concert that reunited Pink Floyd in 2005.
It features the same dimensions of a standard J-200 model with beautiful rosewood back and sides for a huge and unique tone with beautiful projection, as well as a “The Gibson” inlay on the headstock, ebony fingerboard, mahogany neck, mustache bridge with vintage inlays, and vintage deluxe Allison tuners.
The guitar includes all of the original Christies paperwork and provenance, including the sales receipt to John Illsley, as well as a copy of the official auction catalog.
To own an instrument owned by one of the most iconic rock guitar players is indeed a rare opportunity. This would be a show stopper in any collection!”