David Gilmour, one of Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists, said goodbye to his collection of instruments. For 126 guitars from the collection of a member of the group Pink Floyd, the auction house raised $ 21,490,750.
1 of 4 Fender Stratocaster, The Black Strat, 1969 © christies.com CF Martin & Co, D-35, 1969 © christies.com Gretsch, White Penguin 6134, 1958 © christies.com David Gilmour's pre-sale guitar show at Rockefeller Center in New -York © christies.com
Top lot was Fender's The Black Strat, which sold for $ 3,975,000. The instrument that Gilmore used on The Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wall set a record high for an auctioned guitar.
David Gilmour's earned millions will not be spent on a new penthouse or recording an album: all funds will be directed to ClientEarth, an organization changing legislation in the field of environmental protection.>