David Gilmour Announces Podcast Series Discussing His Famous Guitars

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The massive auction of David Gilmour’s gear at Christie’s in New York is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, and in advance of the sale the Pink Floyd man will release three podcasts about the guitars.

Episode 1 will debut on May 31 and focus on Gilmour’s famous Black Strat. Purchased in 1970 at Manny's on West 48th Street in New York City, the guitar quickly became Gilmour’s primary performing and recording instrument for the next 15 years and it was extensively modified to accommodate his evolving style and performance requirements. The Strat was played on “Money,” “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and the legendary solo on “Comfortably Numb.”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.