One of a group of Ovation acoustics purchased from Ovation Instruments, Inc., New Hartford, Connecticut, in September 1976 in advance of Pink Floyd’s upcoming tour in support of their 1977 album Animals, the nylon-string was not used until the subsequent 1980-81 tour in support of the band’s 1979 album The Wall. Throughout the tour, David Gilmour played this nylon-string guitar for performances of Goodbye Blue Sky, Is There Anybody Out There? and Vera, as captured by photographer Bob Jenkins and in murky footage of the shows at London's Earls Court. As the concept of The Wall had initially sprung from Waters’ hatred of the stadium experience, the exclusive arena tour consisted of only 31 dates in four cities - Los Angeles, New York, London and Dortmund in Germany - from February 1980 to June 1981. Pink Floyd's London performances were recorded and released in 2000 on the live album Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980–81.