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 Gilmour's guitars raise $21.5m for charity
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 22 Jun 04:09

What a wonderfully positive thing to do. Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour raised $21.5 million for charity after auctioning off more than 120 lots from his personal collection.

The musician's legendary "Black Strat" Fender Stratocaster guitar — used on the recording of the band's hit albums, The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) and The Wall (1979) — was the standout lot, selling for $US3,975,000, which is a new world record for a guitar at auction.

Proceeds of the auction will go to Gilmour's charities that provide money to help alleviate world hunger and homelessness.
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 Re: Gilmour's guitars raise $21.5m for charity
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 22 Jun 08:29

No strings attached with these purchases ?
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 Re: Gilmour's guitars raise $21.5m for charity
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Sat 22 Jun 09:37

I heard an interview with him yesterday in which he said that he was selling them because he felt they needed to go to someone who would use them. He said they needed to be played. I somehow think that whoever paid nearly $4m for one won’t be playing it. It’ll be in a display case for forever more.

It’s a staggering amount of money raised. Good on him.
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 Re: Gilmour's guitars raise $21.5m for charity
Topic Originator: thenatural  
Date:   Sun 23 Jun 15:34

Gilmour once sold a house for 4.5 million and gave the money to a homelessness charity. He seems a genuinely decent man.
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