By 1961 all Duo Jet and associated Gretsch solid-body models incorporated a symmetrical double cutaway body. In addition to guitars, Gretsch also produced drum kits in its line of musical instruments. By incorporating the plastic materials used to cover the wooden drum rims in their solid body guitars, Gretsch was able to add a distinctive color and sparkle to their instruments.
Acquired in 1979 by David Gilmour’s longtime guitar technician Phil Taylor during the final recording sessions for Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall in Los Angeles, the guitar was subsequently sold to David Gilmour in 1983 and kept for studio use.
See footnote to lot 13.