"I like to approach every track and every solo I do with an open mind": David Gilmour discusses his blues influences, Steinbergers, his oft-imitated tone and more in 1988 GW interview

David Gilmour performs with Pink Floyd at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 7, 1987
(Image credit: Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

The following is an interview with Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, taken from the July 1988 issue of Guitar World, which featured Eddie Van Halen on the cover. The original story ran with the headline, David Gilmour: Absolute Sound. 

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