Gary Moore’s 1963 Fender Stratocaster (Natural)

Gary used this guitar towards the later part of his career. For instance, it can be seen on the Blues for Jimi: Live in London DVD/BlueRay, filmed in 2007, on the 40th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s Monterey concert.

Blues for Jimi. Source: YouTube

According to the info posted on the 2016 auction of this guitar, the Stratocaster was given to Gary by Claude Nobs, founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival. [Bonhams: Gary Moore: A Fender Stratocaster guitar, 1963] Apparently, at that point, it needed some serious work, so Gary re-fretted it, installed a new tremolo block, tuners, and did a completely new set of electronics, including the Kinman AVN pickups.

The guitar remained with Gary until his death and was eventually sold in 2016 through Bonhams auctions for $24,889.


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