Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour shows off the guitars going up for auction.

At some point last year, David Gilmour thought “I have too many guitars.”

This caused some emotion distress because he also knew that these fine instruments deserve to be played. That’s when he made the decision to auction off about 120 guitars and then donate the money to charity.

He contacted Christies, the London auction house. Some selected guitars have been on display for the last while. Then they’ll move to LA and New York before returning to London for the sale beginning June 14.

One of the guitars getting a lot of attention is Gilmour’s famous 1969 black Fender Stratocaster which was played in the studio from Dark Side of the Moon to The Wall.

Here’s David with more.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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