David Gilmour's guitar auction - w/Pink Floyd Ovations!
yentna
Posted 2019-04-12 9:01 AM (#547635)
Subject: David Gilmour's guitar auction - w/Pink Floyd Ovations!


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(New member here, just bought my first Ovation thanks to research in the annals and documentaries you've made here!)

Anyway, the first really good 12-string song I learned on my dad's old Seagull was Wish You Were Here, my husband and I are long time Pink Floyd fans.

So when this auction showed up, we were intrigued. 127 of his guitars, ranging in estimated value from $300 to $150,000. All proceeds to charity, and several Ovations are in the list.

Article below:

https://www.christies.com/features/David-Gilmour-legendary-Black-Strat-comes-to-auction-9637-3.aspx

Browse the lots:

https://www.christies.com/salelanding/index.aspx?intsaleid=28021&lid=1&sid=2616114e-dc80-4abe-aa71-13d8e4805115&action=sort&sortby=ehigh&saletitle=#lot_6198094

 

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d'ovation
Posted 2019-04-12 10:33 AM (#547642 - in reply to #547635)
Subject: Re: David Gilmour's guitar auction - w/Pink Floyd Ovations!


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Ok, I just got lost for an hour or so browsing the catalog and reading up on some of the instruments. There sure is some heavy stuff. I assume he has retired. Notably he used a Legend as acoustic on Animals and The Wall.
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FlySig
Posted 2019-04-12 10:53 AM (#547643 - in reply to #547635)
Subject: Re: David Gilmour's guitar auction - w/Pink Floyd Ovations!



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Yentna, welcome aboard the forums. I'm on the other side of the Wasatch from you.
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yentna
Posted 2019-04-12 12:36 PM (#547645 - in reply to #547642)
Subject: Re: David Gilmour's guitar auction - w/Pink Floyd Ovations!


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d'ovation - 2019-04-12 9:33 AM

Ok, I just got lost for an hour or so browsing the catalog and reading up on some of the instruments. There sure is some heavy stuff. I assume he has retired. Notably he used a Legend as acoustic on Animals and The Wall.


Same here - we both spent WAAAAAAAAY too much time reading (skimming when we see it was played by someone else only, but really, opened) EVERY lot description, good times.
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yentna
Posted 2019-04-12 12:37 PM (#547646 - in reply to #547643)
Subject: Re: David Gilmour's guitar auction - w/Pink Floyd Ovations!


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FlySig - 2019-04-12 9:53 AM

Yentna, welcome aboard the forums. I'm on the other side of the Wasatch from you.


Thanks FlySig, good to know! Let me know of any local gatherings that come up!
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DanSavage
Posted 2019-04-12 2:24 PM (#547647 - in reply to #547646)
Subject: Re: David Gilmour's guitar auction - w/Pink Floyd Ovations!



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I wonder what makes the 1976 1619-4 (079930) so special that they estimate it'll go for $3,000 - $5,000?

There's another 1976 1619-4 (077453) that's estimated to fetch $1,000 - $1,500.

Granted the first one is fitted with a Sony ECM66 Electret Microphone, but those only go for ~$350 on Amazon.


Edited by DanSavage 2019-04-12 2:26 PM
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cool66
Posted 2019-04-12 2:57 PM (#547650 - in reply to #547635)
Subject: Re: David Gilmour's guitar auction - w/Pink Floyd Ovations!


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Perhaps it has to do with the legacy of 079930. When reading the Lot Essay for this instrument it appears it was key on Comfortably Numb as well as Hey You by Gilmour himself and then the seconds.
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d'ovation
Posted 2019-06-21 5:46 PM (#549254 - in reply to #547635)
Subject: Re: David Gilmour's guitar auction - w/Pink Floyd Ovations!


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The 1976 Ovation Custom Legend he used to demo “Comfortably Numb” on went for $399,000.

Now there's some good O appreciation!



Edited by d'ovation 2019-06-21 5:48 PM
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alpep
Posted 2019-06-22 3:34 PM (#549261 - in reply to #547635)
Subject: Re: David Gilmour's guitar auction - w/Pink Floyd Ovations!


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celebrity owned instruments are always a wild card
never know where the hammer is going to come down

sometimes they go way cheaper than you think they will
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