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The Black Strat 4th edition book tells the official chronological story of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s favourite legendary Black Stratocaster from 1970.


Written by Phil Taylor - David’s personal guitar technician and the band’s chief backline tech since 1974 - the only person to know Pink Floyd’s equipment better than the band themselves.


David’s Black Strat featured on Pink Floyd tours and iconic albums including Meddle, Atom Heart Mother, Obscured By Clouds, The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals,The Wall, Final Cut and The Endless River. It was also used on David’s solo projects: David Gilmour, About Face, On An Island and Rattle That Lock.


It can be seen in the film Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii, at the 2005 Live 8 Pink Floyd reunion and on David’s Remember That Night, Live in Gdansk and Live in Pompeii dvd’s.


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A HISTORY OF DAVID GILMOUR’S BLACK FENDER STRATOCASTER

PINK FLOYD

PHIL TAYLOR


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"The music created with this humble Strat has entered into the homes and lives of quite literally billions of people"



After 49 years of ownership, The Black Strat, David Gilmour’s iconic black Fender Stratocaster, was auctioned for charity at Christie’s New York in June 2019, along with 124 more of his instruments. The auction raised an incredible sum for David’s chosen charity, ClientEarth, an environmental law charity, with The Black Strat guitar itself becoming the world’s most expensive guitar. The fourth edition of Phil Taylor’s heavily illustrated book encapsulates the entire history of the instrument, from it’s origins through to just before the recent auction and is available now, exclusively from Amazon






Video of Pink Floyd with David using
the Black Strat in 1972.