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Labeled Takamine / Est. 1962 / Model No. NP-15C / Made in Japan, further labeled Serial Number 94010390 to end block, with original hardshell case bearing a label inscribed NP-15C #94010390 + MIC and SERIAL NO. DG1113; accompanied by the original warranty registration card and instructions for the Takamine Accuracoustic Preamp System
Length of back 19.15/16 in. (50.7 cm.)
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This guitar was supplied by Takamine via UK distributor Korg UK Ltd for Pink Floyd’s 1994 The Division Bell Tour, which ran from 30th March to 29th October 1994 and would turn out to be the last Pink Floyd tour. The NP-15C was set up with “hi-strung” tuning, Gilmour’s own variation of “Nashville” or high-strung tuning, for use by second guitarist Tim Renwick during performances of Comfortably Numb. Guitarist Neill MacColl later played the Takamine when he accompanied Gilmour on acoustic guitar during his ‘unplugged’ style solo show at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 21st June 2001 as part of the South Bank Centre’s annual artist-curated Meltdown Festival, and again when Gilmour returned for three concerts at the same venue the following year on 16th to 18th January, followed by two shows at the Palais des Congrès in Paris on 23rd and 24th January 2002. The 2001 and 2002 shows at the Royal Festival Hall were recorded for the live concert DVD David Gilmour in Concert, released in October 2002. The guitar has since been retuned as a standard six-string.

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