120 chitarre di David Gilmour, inclusa la black Strat, saranno messe all’asta a New York questo Giugno. Il ricavato andrà in beneficienza. Gilmour si augura che “saranno ancora usate per fare musica” e non esclude di ritrovarsi tra un po’ “a ricercarne qualcuna per ricomprarla”. Malgrado la nobiltà del gesto ci chiediamo se si tratti del suo ufficiale “addio alle armi”. 😢
Christie’s in New York is auctioning highlights from the personal guitar collection of David Gilmour on 20 June 2019. Comprising more than 120 guitars, Gilmour’s collection focuses on a selection of his preferred Fender models including Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters, led by a guitar as iconic and recognisable as the historic performances for which it was used – the 1969 Black Stratocaster.
Detailing the musical history of one of the world’s most influential guitarists, the sale will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of guitars to be offered at auction. All sale proceeds will benefit charitable causes. Estimates range from $300 to $150,000, appealing to a wide spectrum of guitar aficionados, fans and collectors alike.
A global tour of the collection will launch in London at Christie’s in King Street from March 27-31, 2019 where the full collection will be on display, followed by highlights in Los Angeles May 7-11, and then the New York sale preview ahead of the auction from June 14-19. During the exhibitions, the sound experience will be provided by Sennheiser.
David Gilmour: “These guitars have been very good to me and many of them have given me pieces of music over the years. They have paid for themselves many times over, but it’s now time that they moved on. Guitars were made to be played and it is my wish that wherever they end up, they continue to give their owners the gift of music. By auctioning these guitars I hope that I can give some help where it is really needed and through my charitable foundation do some good in this world. It will be a wrench to see them go and perhaps one day I’ll have to track one or two of them down and buy them back!”
More details at www.Christies.com/DavidGilmour and www.DavidGilmour.com. #GilmourGuitars
Picture: Jill Furmanovsky, 1973