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Comfortably strum: Martin announces David Gilmour signature D-35 and 12-string acoustic guitars

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GEAR 2021: Martin has revealed D-35 David Gilmour Custom Signature Edition six-string  and 12-string acoustic guitars. Limited edition runs of just 250 guitars in total and inspired by the two key acoustic models from Gilmour's career with Pink Floyd.

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Both originals played a starring role on Pink Floyd's classic Wish You Were Here album and sold in Gilmour's $21.5million charity auction (a new world record for a Martin guitar) at Christie's in 2019. The 1969 D-35 sold for $1,095,000 1971 Martin D-12-28 sold for $531,000.

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Gilmour's original 1969 D-35 was his main recording and songwriting acoustic for over 40 years and h'll be using this signature model going forwards.

These signature models are the first D-35s that will be made with sinker mahogany, chosen by Gilmour for its "warm, rich tones and exquisitely beautiful grain".

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Top is an Adirondack spruce Vintage Tone System with antique while binding and a vintage gloss finish. 

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Tuners are Waverly Relic Nickel while the the neck shape and fingerboard pattern here is unique to Gilmour's specification with  a special stamp on the reverse of the headstock. 

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The partnership will support the David Gilmour Charitable Foundation. All guitars will be signed by David Gilmour and priced at $5,499. 

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The D-35 David Gilmour 12 String again uses sinker mahogany for its neck, back and sides with a Carpathian spruce top.

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The limited run will be signed by Gilmour and priced at $5,499 each.