David Gilmour’s 1955 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop

David Gilmour bought this guitar at a shop called Guitar Trader, in Red Bank, New Jersey in 1978. Most notably, he used it to record the solo on “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)” from Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall, and some parts of “Another Brick In The Wall (Part 3)”.

As far as live usage, David used this guitar regularly during The Wall tour in 1980/81. It was usually used on “Don’t Leave me Now” and “One of My Turns”.

David playing his 1955 Gibson Les Paul goldtop in 1980.
David playing his 1955 Gibson Les Paul goldtop in 1980.


This guitar was sold through Christie’s auction house in 2019. The final price was $447,000.


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