‘Many of the guitars in this sale are guitars that have given me a tune, so a lot of them have earned their keep, you might say. These guitars have given so much to me, and it’s time for them to move on to other people who hopefully will find joy and perhaps create something new.’
— David Gilmour
This June, Christie's presents The David Gilmour Guitar Collection: the personal guitar collection of the rock 'n' roll legend David Gilmour — guitarist, singer and songwriter of Pink Floyd.
With more than 120 guitars, including his preferred Fender models of Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters, the auction on 20 June marks a rare opportunity for guitar aficionados, musicians and collectors to explore one of the world’s most comprehensive groupings of guitars that hooked generations.
In advance of the New York sale, the entire David Gilmour Collection will be exhibited at Christie’s London followed by the 10 most iconic guitars in Los Angeles and will conclude with a full preview in New York. Estimates start at $300 with proceeds to benefit charity.
Virtually tour the Pink Floyd singer and songwriter’s personal collection of over 120 guitars; viewings at Rockefeller Center begin 14 June
David Gilmour’s black Fender Stratocaster has gained a level of fame close to that of its owner. This is its story
The stories of some of the acoustic guitars that have been played on classic tracks
The Pink Floyd singer and songwriter looks back over the guitars that have helped to shape his life and career
Over 120 guitars to be auctioned from the personal collection of the Pink Floyd musician
Explore the Pink Floyd singer and songwriter’s personal collection of over 120 guitars, to be auctioned in New York
About the lot
New York, Rockefeller Center
20 June, 10am
New York, Rockefeller Center
14 June, 11am - 4pm
15 June, 11am - 4pm
16 June, 1pm - 4pm
17 June, 11am - 4pm
18 June, 11am - 4pm
19 June, 11am - 4pm
+1 212 636 2000
Viewing The David Gilmour Guitar Collection
Exhibitions are free and open to all. However, reservations are required for the New York viewing from 14-19 June. Please use the link below to book your time slot.
A Collector's Keepsake: The David Gilmour Guitar Collection
Catalogues published to accompany The David Gilmour Collection are now available to purchase online, along with limited edition tote bags. The memorialization captures the legacy of the Pink Floyd singer and songwriter with a series of essays and anecdotes in addition to highlighting his collection of over 120 guitars — including the infamous ‘Black Strat’ played on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall. Guitar aficionados, musicians and collectors alike will enjoy exploring the mind behind one of the world’s defining rock ‘n’ roll bands whose sounds hooked generations.
Art+Tech Summit at Christie’s: The A.I. Revolution
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