The Black Strat book is the first and only accurate and knowledgeable account of David Gilmour’s favourite Stratocaster guitar.

Written by Phil Taylor - David’s personal guitar technician since 1974 to accompany the much requested Fender ‘David Gilmour Signature Strat’. An instrument replicating the look, set-up, sound and feel of David’s famous black guitar as it is today.

The chronological story begins with David Gilmour joining Pink Floyd in early 1968, his guitar at that time, his subsequent instruments leading to the purchase of the Black Strat in 1970, and the other guitars that have come and gone.

It details all of the changes and modifications made to the Black Strat, it’s use on Pink Floyd tours and iconic albums, David’s solo projects, and various guest appearances throughout the years.

The 252 page book features 400 photographs and illustrations - many personal and unseen.





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“A superb new book. Rather than a dry, technical manual, suited only to those who already know guitars inside and out, it is a rewarding and accessible book that Pink Floyd fans the world over will thoroughly enjoy.”

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