The black Fender Stratocaster belonging to Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour has become one of the most discussed in guitar nerd-dom. Has any other single Strat been deemed worthy of a whole book?
Gilmour’s black Strat has appeared on all key Floyd outings from Meddle to Live 8, yet he owns an even more-mythical model – the Fender Stratocaster with a neck-stamp of #0001.
The story of that white guitar (not the first Strat produced, but a ’54 for the most part) is a case of guitarcheology in itself.
Some Strat aficionados will happily pore over the details, most are happy with the sound Gilmour gets out of his Stratocasters. Just listen to Shine On You Crazy Diamond or Comfortably Numb.
Fender Stratocaster stars
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