David Gilmour and the Fender Custom Shop are extremely proud to release one of the most highly anticipated guitars ever - the David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster. Gilmours famous Black Strat guitar was a cornerstone of the Pink Floyd sound; featured extensively on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and his critically acclaimed 2006 solo effort, On an Island. The Fender Custom Shop worked closely with Gilmour and his longtime guitar technician, Phil Taylor, to create his signature model, a reproduction of the Black Strat complete with its unmistakable look, sound and feel. Featuring a black nitrocellulose lacquer finish, alder body with black pickguard, one-piece maple neck, custom pickups, and Gilmours own distinctive electronics and shortened vintage tremolo arm, the David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster is as beautiful, powerful and individual as Gilmours playing.
The Black Strat. Series: Artist | COLOUR/RRP/PART#: Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer | Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm) | Neck Material: Maple | Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer | Neck Shape: 1983 Thin-Shouldered "C" (.790" to .870" Taper) | Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) | Number of Frets: 21 | Fret Size: Vintage-Style | String Nut: Synthetic Bone | Nut Width: 1.675" (42.5 mm) | Position Inlays: Black Dot | Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted | Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized | Middle Pickup: Custom-Wound Single-Coil Strat | Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat | Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup) | Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup | Pickup Configuration: S/S/S | Hardware: Nickel/Chrome | Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Custom Beveled Tremolo Block and Shortened Tremolo Arm | Tremolo Arm Handle: Custom Shortened Tremolo Arm | Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style | Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic | Switch Tip: Black | Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) | Unique Features: Thin-Shouldered "C" Neck Shape Duplicated from David's 1983 U.S. Vintage '57 Strat Neck, Custom Shortened Tremolo Arm, Custom Beveled Tremolo Block, No Back Tremolo Cover Plate, Black Dot Position Inlays (Narrow Spacing), Aged White Pickup Covers, Aged Parchment Control Knobs Covers, A Faithful Re-creation of David's Infamous "Black Strat", The First 500 Sold in Either Finish Option will Include a Limited Edition, Signed Copy of "The Black Strat" Book, Autographed by the Author, David's Long-Standing Guitar Tech, Phil Taylor. | Included Accessories: Deluxe Black Hardshell Case, Evidence Audio High-End Guitar Cable, Custom Leather Strap, GHS DG Boomers Strings, David Gilmour's Three Disc "Live In Gdansk" CD and DVD Package, a Copy of Phil Taylor's "The Black Strat" Book, Polishing Cloth and the Certificate of Authenticity | Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench