Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Relic 69 Strat 2018

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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.


Model Name: David Gilmour Relic

Base Model: 69 Strat

Case: D. Gilmour

Model number: 0150069

Series: Artist


Body wood: GTR & Bass Alder
Top Color: Black
Bottom color: 3 color sunburst
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black


Neck: 1983 Thin-Shouldered "C" Shape, (.790" to .870" Taper)
No. of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets
Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
Neck Material: Maple
Width at Nut: 1.675" (42.5 mm)
Neck Plate: Serialized 4 Bolt Neckplate
Truss rod: 50's
Tuners: Vintage-Style
Scale Length: 25.5"


Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
Bridge Pickup: David Gilmour SSL-5 Single-Coil Strat® Bridge Pickup
Middle Pickup: David Gilmour Single-Coil Strat® Middle Pickup
Neck Pickup: D. Gilmour 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
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".

Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)