Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Relic Strat

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The Black Strat


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®. Gilmour's famous "Black Strat®" guitar was a cornerstone of the Pink Floyd sound; featured extensively on The Dark Side of the MoonWish You Were HereAnimalsThe 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 Gilmour's own distinctive electronics and shortened vintage tremolo arm, the David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster is as beautiful, powerful and individual as Gilmour's playing. Additionally, the guitar comes with a custom case, Evidence AudioTM high-end guitar cable, Gilmour's three-disc Live in Gdansk CD/DVD package, and a copy of Taylor's book, The Black Strat.

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I bought this David Gilmour Relic and it is indeed a fabulous guitar...extremely resonant guitar...the pickups sound awesome and the relic job is superb...good job Fender Custom Shop!

Jon Fawcett

I bought this guitar and it is truely awesome...all its' pickup configurations sound fabulous and the relic job is superb...a nice thin nitro neck finish too...good job Fender!

Jon Fawcett
Product Specifications
Model Name: David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster®
Model Number: 0150068
Series: Artist
Body Material: Select Alder
Neck: 1983 Thin-Shouldered "C" Shape, (.790" to .870" Taper)
No. of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets
Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Width at Nut: 1.675" (42.5 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Neck Plate: Serialized 4 Bolt Neckplate
Fingerboard and Color Options
Part Number Color Fingerboard
0150068806 Black Maple
0150069806 Black Maple
Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® SSL-5 Single-Coil Strat® Bridge Pickup
Middle Pickup: Custom-Wound Single-Coil Strat® Middle Pickup
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Strat® Neck 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
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Custom Beveled Tremolo Block and Shortened Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machine: Custom Shortened Tremolo Arm
Nut: Synthetic Bone
Case: Deluxe Black Hardshell Case (Green Crushed Velvet Interior)
Accessories: Deluxe Black Hardshell Case, Evidence AudioTM 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
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.
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)