Gary Moore’s 1963 Fender Stratocaster (Natural)
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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 Monterey concert.
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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