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FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, CORONA, 1993
FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, CORONA, 1993
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FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, CORONA, 1993

A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, TELECASTER, 52V

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FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, CORONA, 1993
A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, TELECASTER, 52V
The peghead with decal logo Fender "Telecaster", the bridge plate stamped FENDER PAT. PEND. 17436, with original hardshell case bearing a label inscribed FENDER TELECASTER V52 '97 DUNCAN ANTIQUITY P/U's CALLAHAN [sic]: POTS, WIRE BRIDGE #17436 and SERIAL NO. DG1049; accompanied by the original Fender Certificate of Authenticity, dated 14th October 1993
Length of back 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.)
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As David Gilmour preferred not to take his cherished 1955 Esquire on the road, he opted instead for 1952 vintage reissue Telecasters on the latter two Pink Floyd tours. This Telecaster was supplied directly from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation for use on Pink Floyd’s 1994 The Division Bell Tour, in support of their fourteenth studio album The Division Bell. David Gilmour played the guitar for performances of the cosmic Syd Barrett composition Astronomy Domine, the first track on Pink Floyd’s 1967 debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, which had been released before Gilmour had joined the band. It was the first time the song had featured in a live set since 1971. A recording of the band’s performance of Astronomy Domine at London’s Earls Court on 15th October 1994 featured on the live concert album Pulse, released in May 1995. Gilmour also used a second V52 Telecaster on the Division Bell Tour, with a drop D tuning, for performances of Run Like Hell.

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