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    Sale 5397

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop Memorabilia

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 69

    Pink Floyd/Roger Waters

    Price Realised  


    Pink Floyd/Roger Waters
    A Fender Precision Bass guitar, Serial No. V115524, in black finish, double cutaway body, maple neck, 20 fret maple fingerboard with dot inlays, two pickups, two rotary controls, metal bridge/tailblock and black pickguard -- purchased by Roger Waters for his In The Flesh tour, 1999-2002; with original hardshell case; a document concerning the provenance; and a programme for the In The Flesh tour signed on the front cover in silver felt pen by Roger Waters (4)

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    According to the accompanying document, this guitar was acquired specifically for use on the In The Flesh tour and at the end of the tour was sold on to a member of the band.

    Roger Waters began using a Fender Precision Bass in 1968 and after 1970, has rarely been seen using any other model of bass guitar. He first used a black version in 1972 with a white pickguard which was replaced in the late 1970s with a black pickguard. He has used this particular model and colour consistently in recent years. The photograph illustrated shows Waters playing an identical guitar to the one in this lot during the In The Flesh tour in Australia, May, 2002.

    Photograph courtesy of Bob King/Redferns.

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