A David Gilmour-owned Fender Strat, Elvis Presley stage-played Martin D-28 and Eddie Van Halen-signed Fender “Frankenstrat” to hit the auction block

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A trio of guitars belonging to David Gilmour, Elvis Presley and Eddie Van Halen are set to hit the auction block next month.

Up for sale as part of Julien's Auctions' Icons & Idols: Rock 'N' Roll auction – which will be held both online and at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York on November 19 and 20 – the guitars are a Gilmour-owned, heavily stage-used Fender Stratocaster Vintage '57 reissue, a 1972 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar once belonging to Presley, and a stage-used Fender “Frankenstrat” signed by both Eddie and Alex Van Halen.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.