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FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, CORONA, 2007
FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, CORONA, 2007
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FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, CORONA, 2007

A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, ESQUIRE CUSTOM SHOP RELIC

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FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, CORONA, 2007
A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, ESQUIRE CUSTOM SHOP RELIC
The peghead with decal logo Fender ESQUIRE, with decal logo to back Fender / Custom Shop, the bridge plate stamped FENDER PAT. PEND. and the neckplate stamped R36044, in original hardshell case bearing a label inscribed FENDER ESQUIRE RELIC '07 S/N R36044 WHITE/WHITE; accompanied by a commercial invoice from Fender Musical Instruments to David Gilmour Music Ltd, dated 30th March 2007, and a color photograph by Phil Taylor of David Gilmour playing the guitar at his East Sussex studio in September 2014
Length of back 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.)
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When David Gilmour unexpectedly added the Syd Barrett composition Arnold Layne to the setlist for his 17th April 2006 show at the Oakland Paramount Theatre, San Francisco, on the North American leg of his 2006 On An Island Tour, Fender supplied a blonde Fender Custom Shop ’59 Relic Esquire with two pickups for the performance. Gilmour used the guitar for the remainder of the tour, after which he gifted it to his son Charlie for Christmas in 2006.
As a replacement for the ’59 Esquire Relic, this guitar was custom-made to Gilmour’s specifications in a distressed blonde finish by Fender Custom Shop in March 2007 and kept for studio use. The accompanying photograph by Phil Taylor shows Gilmour playing the guitar during September 2014 recording sessions for his 2015 solo album Rattle That Lock.

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