Syd Barrett’s 1960s Fender Stratocaster

Syd was seen with this guitar at the Games For May show played at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on 12th May 1967. The guitar was an early to mid-60s Stratocaster with a white finish and a rosewood fretboard.

Not much else is known about this particular guitar but if we’re to guess, it most likely belonged to the band – as Syd only picked it up that one time. David Gilmour was seen playing a very similar Stratocaster about a year later with Pink Floyd, but his guitar seems to feature a large headstock compared to the small pre-CBS one on Syd’s, so they are two completely different instruments.


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