David Gilmour’s 1959/63 Fender Stratocaster
According to the book The Black Strat: a History of David Gilmour’s Black Fender Stratocaster David got this guitar around mid-1970 from Steve Marriott of Small Faces/Humble Pie. In case you’re unfamiliar with Steve – he was friends with the band, and the owner of the Border Collie called Seamus, whose bark you can hear of the same name from Pink Floyd’s 1971 album Meddle.
For some reason, the guitar that he gave David was a parts caster, consisting of a 1959 body and a 1963 neck. David apparently used it only briefly, and then disassembled it, putting its neck on his Black Strat.
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