Here it is: the long-awaited Gilmour Signature Strat.
It has the same maple neck, black pickguard, shortened tremolo arm and custom electronics as the original and comes presented in a black case with centre pocket, snazzy green lining and Fender Custom Shop embroidery.
First, the good news.
It will be released on 22 September. That’s September this year.
Now, the bad news.
‘Live in Gdańsk’ will be pushed back a week for a same-date release.
However, the three-disc version (live double CD, plus concert DVD) will be stuffed into said centre pocket.
The hardback edition of Phil Taylor’s ‘The Black Strat: A History of David Gilmour’s Black Fender Stratocaster’ will also be released on 22 September, a signed, softback copy of which will also be found inside the guitar case.
A set of GHS strings will also be included, as well as an Evidence Audio cable, as used by David. You even get a deluxe Fender strap and a David Gilmour plectrum thrown in.
And, before you ask… No, I don’t know how much it will cost, but hope that a firm date and photo will be enough to deter the doubters.
Please click the image for a closer look and, if you think you can take it, see Latest News for more excitement.