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The Black Strat David Gilmour Guitar

The Black Strat David Gilmour Guitar

This guitar is built by Japanese and Korea luthiers, it is with excellent quality and reasonable price. You can choose from all kinds of finish, wood and hardware. Left handed is also available!

This is a customized guitar, it was made according to our customer's requests, if you don't like the settings of this guitar, and want a personalized body shape, finish, logo, woods or hardware, please email us to place the order.


 Our Custom Made David Gilmour The Black Strat



David Gilmour Strat

Body Wood


Neck Wood







Dots Inlays

Scale Length







1 Volume 2 Tone, 5-way Switch


Vintage Standard Stratocaster Bridge


Black over 3-Color Sunburst (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)




Chrome Hardware



Fender David Gilmour's The Black Strat 


David Gilmour and the Fender Custom Shop are extremely proud to release one of the most iconic and highly-anticipated musical instruments of the past 50 years, the Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster, based on David Gilmour’s famous “Black Strat” guitar, which is almost as legendary as the David Gilmour himself.
David bought the Black Strat at Manny’s guitar store in New York, USA in May 1970 during Pink Floyd’s North American tour. As fate would have it, David had just weeks earlier bough his first black Stratocaster at the same store but it was stolen along with the rest of Floyd’s rig. Being forced to cancel the rest of the tour David once again visited Manny’s on their way back home and the rest is pretty much history. The Black Strat made its debut performance at the Bath festival in June 1970.


The guitar has been heavily modified and experimented on over the decades—often by Gilmour himself—the guitar became a cornerstone of Pink Floyd’s surreally psychedelic sound as soon as Gilmour got it, and it was featured prominently on seminal chart-topping albums such as The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) and The Wall (1979), in addition to Gilmour’s acclaimed solo albums David Gilmour (1978), About Face (1983) and On An Island(2006). In the mid 80′ David replaced all his strats with Fender 1957 reissue models.The Black Strat was donated to Hard Rock Café were it was on display until 1997. In 2005 Pink Floyd reunited for a last time at the Live 8 show in London’s Hyde Park and the Black Strat made its triumphant return. It’s been David’s main guitar ever since.



The Fender Custom Shop worked hand-in-hand with David Gilmour and his longtime guitar technician, Phil Taylor, to create his signature model, a reproduction of the Black Strat—complete with its unmistakable look, sound and feel. Featuring a Black lacquer over Three-color Sunburst alder body with a black pickguard, one-piece maple neck, custom pickups, and David Gilmour’s now-famous electronics and shortened vintage tremolo arm, the David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster is asbeautiful, powerful and idiosyncratic as David Gilmour’s playing.
Our Replicated David Gilmour Strat 
Look, how famous and popular David Gilmour Strat is ! Since Fender custom shop created te signature series, The guitars have been became a so hot collection of the Pink Floyd and strat's fans that it gradually became hard to find one on the market today. If you want to own the guitar, you have to wait for your luck buying one or specially customize one, but the prices of both ways are sky-high, costing more than thousands of dollars. Few guitarists and lovers can afford it. What a pity!


In the past years, many of our customers also talked about the guitars with us, and hope we can make replicas of it. So to realize their dreams, we launched the David Gilmour Strat guitars. Our replicated relic guitars is a fully-detailed reproduction of the Black Strat—complete in its unmistakable look, sound, and feel.
All guitars in our custom shop are created by the craftsmen who are famous worldwide. Besides, we also have some professional tuners who are specially responsible for testing and tuning guitars's tone. Every guitar before shipping, we repeately test and tune to make sure it is nearest to the original one in tone. So you can be assured about the quality...
If you are looking for a guitar like this now, don't pass it by...
 More info about our replicated David Gilmour Strat !


Like the original David Gilmour Strat made by Fender Custom Shop, Our replicated guitar also has been given "Relic" treatment—built to show years of natural wear and tear: with nicks, scratches, worn finish, rusty hardware and aged plastic parts. The end result is to give it the look of a true 30-year-old Strat with million miles of touring and playing, just as David’s own guitar looks like now. 






Like the original fender relic, our replicated David Gilmour Strat also features a black nitrocellulose lacquer, black over 3-Color Sunburst finish, alder body with black pickguard, which is almost as beautiful, powerful and individual as Gilmour’s.






Like the originals by Fender, our replicated David Gilmour Strat also features one volume, two tones and a five-way switching which gives you three preset tones.



Just like the original David Gilmour Strat made by Fender Custom Shop, our replica also features a 25.5 inch scale length maple neck, black dot inlays and maple fretboard. Maple gives the guitar a slightly clear and bright tone. Besides, its neck's profile is "C" Shape which is considered by many to be the faster and easiest neck profile.
All our replicated David Gilmour Strat is painted with nitrocellulose lacquer like the originals. The nitrocellulose lacquer finish, which is thinner than modern polyurethane finishes, will allow this alder body to sing loud and clear.






Our replicated David Gilmour Strat is simply phenomenal! With a great sound! Very well built and sounds like a rock guitar should. It cuts through very well and plays very fast. Very NICE!
Of course, about relic effect, every people have his own idea. our relic is surely not the best. But you can send us your present pictures, and also can send us your idea, we can specially make it for you according to your requirements. As we are a custom shop, our aim is to give you everything you need to make a personalizing custom guitar
About Nitrocellulose lacquer
When talking about lacquer used in the guitars making, there are mainly two kinds, including polyurethane lacquer and nitrocellulose lacquer. But the most special is nitrocellulose lacquer. Nitrocellulose lacquer has more advantages than Polyurethane lacquer, like quick-drying, tough film, abrasion, high chemicas and water resistance. Regardless of past, present or future, only high-quality, expensive guitars use this kind of lacquer.

Therefore, we pay great attention to painting when making our David Gilmour Strat. Just as the original guitar, the Nitrocellulose lacquer finish is applied, sanded, and buffed by hand; namely, more care is put into the finishing process. This extra care is intended to make the guitars look like gently aged and well-cared-for vintage guitars. Nitrocellulose lacquer helps the guitars 'breathe' better and won't affect the guitar's shock, therefore to resonate and sustain more freely, making them much better instruments.
But, as we all know, when using, Nitrocellulose lacquer needs painting and sanding repeatedly, for more than dozens of times. This process often do great harm to painters. But polyurethane lacquer just needs painting and sanding for just few times. Therefore, guitars painted with Nitrocellulose lacquer will be higher than other guitars, pls understand!!!
About Pickups 
It is worth mentioning that the pickups we select are Wilkinson pickups. We have to admit that Wilkinson pickups are not as good as the original pickups. But they are more attractive in quality and price, saving much money for our customers. Most of our customers reflected the pickups are beyond their imagination, stable and reliable enough!
Of course! If you insist on the original pickups, and we can find them on the market, and can afford it. We are pleasant to install the original pickups for your guitars. But the price will be much higher than guitars with Willinson pickups. Be prepared!!!
The Black Strat Book
《Pink Floyd, The Black Strat, A History of David Gilmour’s Black Fender Stratocaster》



The David Gilmour’s Black Strat is so special and famous that there is a book about it-《Pink Floyd, The Black Strat, A History of David Gilmour’s Black Fender Stratocaster. The book was written by Phil Taylor - David’s personal guitar technician and the band’s chief backline tech since 1974 - the only person to know Pink Floyd’s equipment better than the band themselves.
The chronological story begins with David Gilmour joining Pink Floyd in early 1968, his guitar at that time, his subsequent instruments leading to the purchase of the Black Strat in 1970, and the other guitars that have come and gone. It details all of the changes and modifications made to the Black Strat, it’s use on Pink Floyd tours and iconic albums, David’s solo projects, and various guest appearances throughout the years.
If you want to know more about the David Gilmour’s Black Stratocaster, you can read it!
"On An Island" by David Gilmour was released on his 60th birthday on March 6 of 2006. David performs the song with David Crosby and Graham Nash live at Royal Albert Hall for the "Remember That Night" tour.
Remember That Night is part of David Gilmour's solo tour of On An Island filmed at the Royal Albert Hall on 29, 30 & 31 May 2006. In which, the David Gilmour’s Black Strat was played.
Fender Relic Guitars Wall
Here you can see some other Fender Relic Guitars. If you are a fan of them, you can customize any one here in our custom shop. It is our pleasure to realize your guitar dream. 




All available in our Custom shop!


Relic Creativity


You supply the Imagination. We'll supply the Craftsmanship. 
Like any kinds of custom guitars, who knows what kind of relic guitars you prefer to? Absoultely only you!

It’s your individual tastes and imagination, any kinds of relic styles, heavy relic, slight relic, or any others, they are all up to you. Making a Relic Guitar can be as simple as making small changes to one of our existing models, also can be as complex as creating a complete new design that exists only in your vision. With access to the world’s most respected and experienced luthiers, our custom shop can literally turn your dreams into reality.

As a professional guitar custom shop, our aim is to try our best to make a personalizing custom guitar for you. You can send us your present pictures, also can tell us your ideals or anything others, we will make it for you!
Aiming to build your dream guitar!
If  you don’t like the guitar above and you want a guitar dreamed for so long,what to do? It’s so easy,please send the picture and the parameters of the guitar you want.We only need Pics and specs, and we can make the guitar same with your original guitar. You wonder learn Why? Pls click here to find the answer. Send your dream guitar pics and specs to us, let us make it come true together.
All the guitars we built are based on our customers’ requests. There are so many different options for you to choose if you don’t want a standard one, you can check our custom shop for the details. The best way to go about obtaining this information for you is to contact us and let us know what you’re looking for. We can discuss these options and figure out what is the best for you. Your business is important to us and we want to provide you with the best customer service we are capable of. We want this to be the best guitar-buying experience you’ve ever had.
And please, don’t be hesitate to contact us if you have any question.

Notice For All Buyers:
Thank you for your attention. Here are something you might want to know about this guitar.

1. This guitar is available in both right handed and left handed version. Even it is not showing in lefty version, we still able to customize this guitar in left handed for you. You just have to tell us when you place the order.

2. If you want to place the order, just send us email, we will help you to place your customize order.

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Whats the price and shiping to Brazil?

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How much would it cost to send to Brisbane Australia. Thanks. Also can you have it not reliced.

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cost? and shipping to australia?

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Whats the price and shiping to Crotia?

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Whats the $? Ship to australia? and is there any way that i can have it looking new and not the old relic worn out look

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