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FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, CORONA, 1986
FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, CORONA, 1986
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FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, CORONA, 1986

A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, STRATOCASTER, 57V

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FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, CORONA, 1986
A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, STRATOCASTER, 57V
The headstock bearing the decal logo Fender STRATOCASTER / WITH SYNCHRONIZED TREMOLO / ORIGINAL / Contour / Body, the neckplate stamped V019874, sunburst finish, with original case bearing a label inscribed FENDER STRAT V57 1986 SUNBURST #V019874 and SERIAL NO. DG1038; accompanied by a handwritten note of the neck date on Astoria headed notepaper, a color photograph by engineer Damon Iddins of Ringo Starr playing this guitar at David Gilmour’s Astoria houseboat studio in 2002, and a color screenshot of David Gilmour playing the guitar at the Astoria studio in 2005
Length of back 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.)
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A 1986 FENDER STRATOCASTER PLAYED BY RINGO STARR
David Gilmour acquired this guitar directly from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in 1986. Astoria Studio footage exists of Gilmour playing the sunburst 57V Stratocaster during recording sessions for the track The Blue on his 2006 solo album On An Island, circa November 2005. Notably, Ringo Starr also used the guitar during recording sessions for his 2003 solo album Ringo Rama at Gilmour’s Astoria houseboat studio in November 2002.

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