Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster Review

The David Gilmour Signature Seried Stratocaster from Fender Custom Shop is an identical replica of the Strat used exclusively on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, the Wall and Gimour’s 2006 solo effort, On An Island.The David Gilmour Signature Seried Stratocaster from Fender Custom Shop is an identical replica of the Strat used exclusively on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, the Wall and Gimour’s 2006 solo effort, On An Island. This guitar really captures that revolutionary sound.

This Strat features an alder body, black or black over three-color sunburst finishes, black pickguard, one-piece straight-grain maple neck, custom pickups and Gilmour’s now-famous electronics and shortened vintage tremolo arm. This strat does come with a hefty price tag, but is worth it for anyone wanting to really capture that Pink Floyd sound.

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Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster Features:

  • Alder body
  • One-piece maple neck
  • Vintage hardware
  • Vintage tuning keys
  • Custom pickups
  • Custom shortened vintage tremelo arm
Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster Review, 10.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

2 Responses

  1. Evel1 says:

    Suffice to say, this guitar rocks. The sound capabilities are incredible. I have used the EMG DG-20 before, this actually will replicate his sound to the tee! I can not praise this thing enough.

    That being said, unless you desire to actually collect it because it is an exact replica of Gilmour’s, buy the NOS version. In hindsight, and if I could do it all over agin, I would have went that route, and I AM someone who thinks David is of devine nature.

    Whether you are an advid Gilmour, or advid Strat lover, this is your guitar!

  2. MannyMan says:

    I can not tell you how many times I debated this thing. I remember telling my girlfriend, after having an arsenal of guitars “that I am done and would NEVER buy another axe, unless Fender produced a Gilmour model.” They did. I did much research, and having been a lifelong Pink Floyd (Syd Barrett) fan I though I knew it all, about this guitar. WOW, was I wrong. The price is a huge turn-off, and was the reason for the debate of should I/shouldn’t I? However; I did, and I am VERY happy with it.

    The miniture toggle switch, which adds the extra pick-up into the mix, and DOES make a HUGE difference in sound. The bridge pick-up is a Seymour Duncan, this is the first Strat that I have ever owned, and/or played, where the sound is VERY obiviously different. If you watch/listne to the New Gilmour DVD, the sound that he has on there, well, that is what your little 5k dollar investment well give you.

    The guitar also plays very well! It is a little shocking to open up the case and see the condition that this thing is in (I purchased the Relic), but you have to remember that being said, this is (supposed to be) an exact replica of David’s number one axe!!

    I would not hesitate recommending this guitar to anyone, even if you are not a Floyd fan, if you love Strats, you really owe it to yourself to check this out. You will be very impressed.

    In hindsight I could’ve very easily had settled for the NOS version, but, me being the Gilmour fan that I am, I had to get the Relic.

    Unless you live, eat, breathe, and sleep Floyd/Gilmour, definitely go with the NOS version.

    All of that being said, I am very happy with this guitar and my purchase!!

    I would also recommend that you read the accompanying Phil Taylor (David’s Tech of 30 plus years), I walked away with a whole new respect for David and this guitar.

    Even though the price of this thing is so high, if you consdier Fender’s Custom Shop, and their top of the line products, and the name on this axe, it is a good (and fair price). I also did get mine insured, which I also recommend doing…and above all else…please…be…”Careful With That Axe, Eugene!!’

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