Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster Relic #R87057

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  • Serial Number #R87057
  • Custom Shop Signature Stratocaster Handmade in the USA
  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Select Alder Body
  • Seymour Duncan, Custom-Wound and Custom Shop '50s Pickups
  • Classic Gilmour ''Black Strat'' Finish with Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster Relic #R87057

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The Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature is the perfect example of a handmade Custom Shop Stratocaster electric guitar. The Maple neck with Maple fingerboard features a 1983 thin-shouldered ''C'' profile which provides a smooth and comfortable playing experience. The David Gilmour Signature has a trio of Custom Shop single-coil pickups, which combine with the resonant Alder body to produce the iconic stratocaster tone along with the renowned David Gilmour sound that's ideal for everything from rock to blues.

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Artist Signature Series by Fender

The world's greatest artists have come to Fender Custom Shop for decades in search of their perfect instruments. Artfully crafting meticulous replicas using the same techniques and toolings used to create the originals, Fender offers the same artist instruments to you, built in the same shop by the same skilled craftsmen.

David Gilmour and the Fender Custom Shop are extremely proud to release the David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster. Gilmour's famous ''Black Strat'' guitar was the cornerstone of the Pink Floyd sound, features extensively on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and his critically acclaimed 2006 solo effort On an Island. The Custom Shop worked closely with both Gilmour and his longtime guitar technician Phil Taylor to create this signature relic model, specially devised to capture the authenticity of the original-era while delivering the worn-in vibe of a genuine vintage instrument.

Premium Features of the Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature

The Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster is equipped with an incredible trio of pickups that consist of a Seymour Duncan SSL-5 at the bridge, a Custom-Wound single-coil in the middle and a Custom Shop Fat '50s single-coil at the neck, helping to produce the iconic Pink Rose tonality with modern versatility. This faithful re-creation of David's famous ''Black Strat'' also features an American Vintage synchronised bridge with a custom beveled tremolo block and shortened tremolo arm, aged white pickup covers and aged parchment control knobs.

This signature model comes complete with a classic black and nitrocellulose lacquer body finish, plus a range of Custom Shop accessories, a hardshell case and a Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

Unrivaled Quality and Craftsmanship

Since 1987, the skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, California ''dream factory'' have been producing guitars that are known worldwide for their artistry and unrivaled quality. Ranging from the fine to the fantastic, whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. These wonderful instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest guitarists such as Clapton, Springsteen, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend, Wilko Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.

The History of the Stratocaster

When many people think of an electric guitar, this is the one that leaps to mind. The Stratocaster is one of the world's most popular guitars and is an elegantly versatile creation that is both a musical and cultural touchstone. Not long after Fender revolutionised music with the Telecaster and the Precision Bass, in 1954 they debuted the Stratocaster and it quickly became universally regarded as the archetypal electric guitar. Sleek and stylish aesthetics, smooth playing and tonally versatile, at the heart the Stratocaster remains a fantastic instrument - producing unmistakable sound with a timeless design. A first choice among players worldwide, there is simply nothing that sings, screams, whispers, moans, roars, rocks and rolls like a Fender Stratocaster.

Specifications

  • Model Name: David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Black
  • Model Number: 0150069806
  • Series: Artist
  • Colour: Black

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Bridge: American Vintage Synchronised Tremolo
    • With Custom Beveled Tremolo Block and Shortened Tremolo Arm

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 1983 Thin-Shouldered ''C''
    • .790'' to .870'' Taper
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25'' (184.1mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Vintage
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.675'' (42.5mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot (Narrow Spacing)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® SSL-5 Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume
    • Tone 1: Neck Pickup
    • Tone 2: Middle Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge and Middle Pickups
    • Position 3: Middle Pickup
    • Position 4: Middle and Neck Pickups
    • Position 5: Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage
  • Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black

Included Accessories

  • Hardshell Case
  • Evidence Audio™ Cable
  • Custom Leather Strap
  • GHS® DG Boomers Strings
  • David Gilmour's Three Disc ''Live In Gdansk'' CD/DVD Package
  • Polishing Cloth
  • Certificate of Authenticity