So as I sit here waiting for a delayed flight to board from Detroit to New York (unfortunately for work, not to attend today’s auction) I figured I’d put some thoughts together on some of the cooler pieces in todays auction. I’m going to skip all of the big ticket items because I think those have been covered pretty well and instead focus on some of the smaller ticket items that would be amazing to own.
Edit: Wow – these prices are hilariously low compared to what they actually are selling for. Adding prices as they are realized. So far off by a magnitude of 100 at least.
Just found this amazing 3d map of the guitar auction setup as well! Cool.
It’s a travel case with “Pink Floyd. London.” stenciled on it. How cool is this. I really hope this ends up back on the road somewhere but it’ll realistically end up on display in someones music room. Oh well, amazingly cool anyways!
Edit: Final price USD $175,000
Seriously, how cool would this be to own? I’m super fascinated with pedal steel guitars in general and this is a decent price for one of these in general – added bonus of being previously owned by one of my guitar heroes.
Edit: Final Price. USD $93,750
Again, these instruments are incredibly cool in general and even cooler when owned by David Gilmour. Everything I’ve read about these is just raving about how cool they look / sound. Other than weighing an actual metric ton and being basically unplayable on stage this would be a great instrument to own.
Edit: Final Price. USD $68,750
This may be my fascination with these instruments showing but man, what a cool instrument. Vintage, cool as all hell. I bet this sounds incredibly cool as well. I’ll definitely buy a lap steel at some point this year but man this would be a cool one.
Edit: Final Price. USD $52,500
A pink strat with David Gilmour pickups? This is a great price for an american strat anyways. I’d be all over this one – so hyper cool. I’m guessing this has his favorite 57 profile neck and everything. This is a really great low price lot.
Edit: Final Price USD $100,000
Lot’s of people are going to own pieces of history today and Mr. Gilmour is doing a great thing by donating all of this money to charity. Good on him. Can’t wait to see what the final price on the Black Strat is. Will update this article later.