Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Raises Millions For Charity After Auctioning Famous Guitars

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Raises Millions For Charity After Auctioning Famous Guitars

Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour has reportedly broken “world auction records” after handing off a number of his famous guitars for climate change charity, ClientEarth. 

As Rolling Stone reports, the auction raised $US 21,490,750, with over 66 countries taking part.

Among the items auctioned off in New York yesterday included Gilmour’s famous Black Strat guitar, which went for $US3,975,000 (after being estimated to go for $US100,000-$US150,000), while the UK musician’s 1954 Fender Stratocaster used on Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 went for over $US1.8 million.

“I’m so blown away at how brilliantly well last night’s auction of my guitars went at Christie’s in New York,” Gilmour said in a statement posted to Facebook today.

“And also, many, many thanks to everyone who bought a guitar, who bid, visited the exhibition or even bought a programme. A huge thank you to Christie’s for the incredible job they’ve done. And thanks too to my long-term guitar tech, Phil Taylor, who has looked after these guitars so well for so many years.”