I don't quite understand that statement.............it is a replica of DG black strat and maybe it is exactly like that. The ability to engage the neck pickup with the bridge really adds weight to the sound, and great for thickening up solo tomes, when swapping from rhythm crunch. By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the processing of my data in order to receive emails. Find everything you need to make music. Please check the fields highlighted in red. Fender David Gilmour Relic Stratocaster Issue #47 First, let's establish that this guitar is an exact replica of David’s famous Black Strat; and if you read the piece in this issue I have written on the guitar you will know how David chopped and changed parts including the bridge, several necks and pickups. Sadly, that issue was completely lost in a server crash, which is why we have revisited Mr Gilmour now. Oops, looks like you forgot something. As you might expect this is quite an expensive guitar, but you do get a lot more than just the guitar. The guitar includes a single master volume and two tone controls for the neck and middle pickups, as well as a five-way selector switch. For the fan, owning a replica of the guitar played by their favourite is the ultimate prize in their collection, and with the guitars being as famous as the guitarists that play them, there are plenty of signature guitars on the market to choose from. But we were wrong, as Jamie Humphries found out to his (and our) surprise! The body is constructed from alder, and is also finished in nitrocellulose lacquer and it sports the famous single ply black scratch plate which houses the three white single coil pickups. Save up to 10% when you buy more. The guitar looks fantastic, the Relic work and ageing is exceptionally well done, and I have to applaud Fender’s fanatical attention to detail. It is only produced in a black finish with a black pickguard. Fender David Gilmour Signature Series Black Strat replica (NOS version) Fender Classic Series Strat (left) and Fender American Vintage Series Strat (right) with six point tremolo The David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster Guitar from the Fender Custom Shop has an alder body, black or black over three-color sunburst finish, a black pickguard, a one-piece straight-grain maple neck, custom pickups, and Gilmour's now-famous electronics and shortened vintage tremolo arm. The headstock features a vintage 'spaghetti' style logo and houses the six Kluson machine heads and a single string tree for the 1st and 2nd strings. Originally the Strat had only a three-way switch, so this modification allowed additional combinations. Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments. As I say, we had no idea these were still available but checking around it seems they are. Although the three way was replaced, this additional switching makes this Strat unique, by allowing both the bridge and neck pickup to work together. David Gilmour Plays the Black Strat at Live 8 in 2005 Over the years, the Black Strat underwent many changes and modifications, as Gilmour and longtime equipment and guitar tech Phil Taylor were often experimenting with its neck, hardware and electronics. This guitar can be heard on some of Floyd’s most famous recordings including Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall. Fender has had a very successful signature series, with models for Yngwie Malmsteen, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Ritchie Sambora to name but a few. Pros:As close as you'll get to the originalExtremely well madeExtras are nice. It features a Maple neck with a late '50s C-shape profile, Vintage Gotoh tuners with a beveled tremolo block and a shorter tremolo arm. Free … David Gilmour Black Strat Replica. This article was originally published in issue #47, To read the article in its entirety, view the digital magazine, Our website uses Cookies - by using this site or closing this message you’re agreeing to our Terms & Conditions, Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy. The pickups are: bridge, Seymour Duncan SSl-5 single coil, middle, a custom wound Strat single coil and, for the neck position, a Custom Shop Fat 50’s single coil. Buy It Now +$75.00 shipping. This really is a great guitar and commemorative package for the Gilmour fan. The fingerboard includes 21 vintage style frets and a synthetic bone nut. Buy It Now. The neck is a duplicate of David’s actual neck on his Black Strat. The guitar has a good weight and, unamplified, it sounded very resonant. Way back in the first issue of Guitar Interactive we reviewed Fender's NOS Signature David Gilmour Strat in our Gilmour tribute launch issue. Gilmour's Black Strat has a 1969 alder body with a 1983 '57 re-issue 21 fret maple neck, C-shaped with a 7.25 neck radius and relief at 9th fret of 0.13mm (as of 2008). There is also an additional switch that engages the neck pickup with the bridge and middle pickup. The David Gilmour Stratocaster is a Fender Custom Shop model that is based on David's black 1983 American Vintage '57 Strat. It uses custom hand-wound single coil pickups (Fat '50s at neck and Seymour Duncan SSL-5 at bridge specifically) and a mini-toggle switch allowing the neck pickup to be paired with either of the other pickups. Needless to say, we borrowed it for this review. It features a Maple neck with a late '50s C-shape profile, Vintage Gotoh tuners with a beveled tremolo block and a shorter tremolo arm. First, let's establish that this guitar is an exact replica of David’s famous Black Strat; and if you read the piece in this issue I have written on the guitar you will know how David chopped and changed parts including the bridge, several necks and pickups. David Gilmour and the Fender Custom Shop are extremely proud to release one of the most iconic and highly-anticipated musical instruments of the past 50 years, the Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster, based on David's famous "Black Strat" guitar. The original guitar body was from the late 1960s, and was, like many Fender guitars from that period, a sunburst that was over-sprayed in black. Custom Shop David Gilmour Stratocaster Relic. Is it worth the money? The Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster is inspired by the rig Gilmour has used for decades. There's no doubt that Fender has put a lot of work into it and it's as close as you are going to get to the original unless you plan on a career in burglary! So with that in mind this guitar represents several eras of Fender Strats all bolted together! Now let's talk about the body. The David Gilmour Stratocaster is a Fender Custom Shop model that is based on David's black 1983 American Vintage '57 Strat. For the devoted fan, it has to be. Watch; ObsidianWire Solder-less Wiring Upgrade~Custom 7 Way For Strat~Gilmour~Brand New. Apparently, to make this replica, the original was stripped down, analysed and faithfully replicated, with two versions made available, the NOS and the Relic. Unplayed. Now, David Gilmour is one of the most famous and renowned Stratocaster players, so it was only a matter of time before Fender introduced his now famous and much documented 'Black Strat', which the company duly did, way back in 2008. On test, the guitar performed fantastically, in both sound and playability. Local music shops & gear makers are open online and ready to ship your dream gear. In fact I walked into our local guitar store, DV24/7 in Romford, Essex, UK, and there was one hanging on the wall! $92.99. The neck is attached to the guitar body with a four bold plate with the serial number stamp. But we were wrong. Like most Strats it was very well balanced, and the “C” profile neck felt very played in, with no rough fret edges or sloppy finishing. Pure Effect Music are proud to offer the guitar that helped Pink Floyd take on the world. The body on this relic features accurate wear marks as well as the signs of modifications made to the original guitar, including the outline of where a Kahler bridge was fitted and also evidence of where an XLR socket was once added. When we decided to try again, we assumed the Fender's Gilmour relics were would be long gone, all in the hands of collectors. I played a friends vintage Fender telecaster last year for a few weeks and while a cool looking piece, it played like hell compared to my Nocaster even though it was worth about 3X the nocaster......... thaus, Feb 23, 2010 #4