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David Gilmour “Rattle that Lock” – gear surprise!

I’ve been planning to do a review of David Gilmour’s recently released “Rattle that Lock” album for a while, but now that the opportunity presents itself, I find I’ve been beaten to it. Not simply by people reviewing sooner than me, obviously that’s no way to decide whether to post content, but by the fact that one of my go-to resources for Gilmour-related information has already written more or less exactly the review I would have. So if you care about that sort of thing, check out Bjorn’s review of “Rattle that Lock” at http://www.gilmourish.com/?p=6948

So by way of making use of this space, I thought I’d post a few still images from the DVD which accompanies the deluxe edition of the album, including one very interesting still which shows the guitars David had in his studio during the recording process.


The Black Strat – Now without the Hendrix guitar strap.


The 1955 Fender Esquire, previously owned by Seymour Duncan


1956 Gibson Goldtop Les Paul w Bigsby vibrato


White Fender Telecaster. This is NOT the one seen on the On an Island Tour and Remember that Night DVD, as it is missing obvious bits of relicing.


David’s guitars in the Medina studio.


There are a few interesting guitars in David’s collection which we see rarely, if ever, such as the Fender baritone Tele, Gretsch White Falcon, and a fretless custom shop David Gilmour Stratocaster, but in the last few pictures is a guitar which I have never seen related to David before, and with no mention or information that I can find on the internet so far.

In the bottom rack, behind David’s candy apple red Strat, is a gold Stratocaster. It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but it seems to be aztec gold.


The guitar can also be seen behind David in the same rack in pictures from the accompanying booklet, and the pickups look to have polepieces, unlike the EMGs in the red Strat.

So, it seems David has in his possession a Strat resembling this one,


Intriguing! If anyone has further info, I would love to hear it!


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