By Leo Fender in 1954, its massive wooden cases Created body and show bus Lt a tone not go Rt before that the hearts and ears of many won axeman. In the last 50 years, the Strat Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, david gilmour fender and many more about the show … was the preferred ax rock immortals like Jimi Hendrix,
Shot in 2004 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Strat, david gilmour fender Pack concert is a dream guitar enthusiasts. The set consists of some of the b Cherons world’s most renowned, including Joe Walsh (EAGLES), Brian May (Queen), david gilmour fender (Pink Floyd), Hank Marvin (shadow), Ron Wood (Rolling Stones) Gary Moore, Mike Rutherford (Genesis / Mike + The Mechanics) and much more! I finally found a copy of this DVD as a fan of Gary Moore after reading the mixed reviews here on amazon. This concert, just like Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival, has some negative comments mainly because of the guitarists who were not included in the show got here.
I found this show of power in it instead of worrying about who was left c to the side and I was not disappoint Uscht u. Despite the absence of Eric Clapton and others I h Tte like to see is always a sch ne Pr sentation with many good performances by Albert Lee, Hank Marvin, david gilmour fender, Paul Rodgers, Paul Carrack and jazz star Jamie Cullum, which provides an arrangement of the keyboard spirit of “Angel” Hendrix. The only two disappoint uschungen Are pretty crappy singing attempts by Ronnie Wood and Amy Winehouse. Everyone is fine. Chic, great version of Hank Marvin of “Sleepwalk” classic is so perfect I reassuring hours zuh Ren k Can.
Bjorn! Thanks for such an honest review! I too believe that its overpriced and you’d be better off with a ’57 reissue (simply because I have had so much fun modifying my guitar). You mentioned the push/pull pot to combine neck and bridge pups. I remember reading about that on your site and was recently looking for it but couldn’t find it. If it would not be too much of an inconvenience, could you point me in the right direction to some info on that pot? I would greatly appreciate it, Thanks Bjorn!
The mini toggle switch allows you to blend the neck and bridge pickups. Up/towards you is ”off” and down/away is ”on”. When the pickups are combined the bridge gets a fat hollow flavour much like the middle position on a Telecaster. I didn’t get to try how this sounded with distortions but it sounded pretty cool on stuff like Another Brick in the Wall (part 1). I once had a push/pull volume pot on my Strat that did the same job but I didn’t use it much and reinstalled the original pot.
There’s no doubt that this is a fine guitar. It’s quality all the way through and although I’ve only tried the NOS model you can tell that they’ve put a lot of effort into making sure that all the details and features are correct. It looks like David’s and I would imagine it feels like he’s too. I enjoyed it as much acoustically as pluged in, which is a very good sign. I didn’t like C-shaped neck and the middle pickup, while the SSL-5 totally blew my mind!
I’m sure many of you wonder how the David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster is compared to mine. Well, mine is an ordinary Japanese model modified to death with a numerous fret jobs and all sorts of trail and errors. You can’t compare the two but what I can say is that I’m very pleased with mine and feel that it’s much more ”me” than the Gilmour guitar… but I guess that’s why David prefers his guitars and not mine!
Unfortunately this guitar won’t make you sound like David and I’ve seen some reviews where people are disapointed but that’s just stupid. I don’t think you can be disapointed over a guitar like this. That only means that your expecations are too high and this guitar isn’t for you. Try a US Standard or a Les Paul! But is it worth the 3.500$ or so price tag? If I never knew who David Gilmour was, would I then feel any difference between this guitar and a US Vintage ’57 reissue? Probably not.
Freed from the shackles of what Pink Floyd has become, David Gilmour sounds positively liberated on his new live DVD, David Gilmour in Concert. The years have snuck up on him, as it inevitably does to all of our heroes, but his voice is even more expressive now than it has ever been. He’s actually becoming more like his long-estranged counterpart Roger Waters, and that’s a good thing, a great thing in fact.
They are both world-weary veterans having finally arrived at similar crossroads in their lives after drifting apart in their not-so-distant youth. Both men’s voices are thinning, sometimes straining to reach notes. While Waters is still the bleeding-heart poet, and Gilmour still the guitar virtuoso, both seem tired of the bloated excesses of the rock n’ roll machine that had welcomed them with open arms all those years ago, instead opting to embrace a more deconstructed approach to performing.
Even moreso than Waters’ latest hits tour, Gilmour has unearthed rarely performed gems and obscure covers, and has re-invented overplayed classics. The result is breathtaking. His take on Syd Barrett’s seminal Terrapin is pure magic, and Dick Parry’s sax solo on Shine On is a freeform revelation. It’s this sense of experimentation that has been missing from Gilmour’s repetoire since he and the Floyd recorded Dark Side. He’s even managed to take his latter-day Floyd tunes into exciting new directions. Take High Hopes for example, what once sounded somewhat inflated and bombastic confined to its awkward Floyd-by-numbers construct, has now taken on a more stripped and organic flavor. Even his lyrics play better without the baggage of the brand name. It’s also wonderful to see Richard Wright, playing Breakthrough from his own Broken China album, sounding relaxed and beautiful.
Much of the beauty of the performances is in the rawness of the sound; often times you can hear each finger slide down the fret, each bend of the string. It’s a clear and pristine recording to be sure, but it’s not sterile and perfect, it’s live, alive. Listening to the 5.1 surround, you could swear Gilmour is just feet away, acoustic guitar slung over his shoulder, entertaining guests at an intimate gathering.
The bonus features are equally rewarding. Gilmour’s cover of “Don’t”, the Leiber and Stoller song made classic by Elvis Presley, is heart-wrenchingly beautiful, and his rendering of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, with Michael Kamen, is sublime.
I was quite frankly shocked at how much I enjoyed this DVD. I’ve already played it more times than I’ve played Waters’ excellent In The Flesh Live. I’d nearly forgotten how definitive Gilmour’s guitar sound is, and how much I missed his voice. It’s truly the sound of a wisened man with nothing to prove, a man no longer haunted by the ghost of Roger Waters. If this release is any indication of things to come, I will be waiting with just as much anticipation for Gilmour’s next solo album as I am for Roger’s, and praying for old friends to make amends.
The David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster Guitar from the Fender Custom Shop has an alder body, black or black over three-color sunburst finish, a black pickguard, a one-piece straight-grain maple neck, custom pickups, and Gilmour’s now-famous electronics and shortened vintage tremolo arm.
A cornerstone of Pink Floyd’s incomparably revolutionary sound, Gilmour’s Black Strat is featured extensively on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and his critically acclaimed 2006 solo effort, On An Island. The Fender Custom Shop worked hand-in-hand with Gilmour and his longtime guitar technician, Phil Taylor, to create this signature model instrument, a detailed reproduction of the Black Strat—complete in its unmistakable look, sound, and feel.
The David Gilmour Signature Strat comes with a custom Fender guitar case, an Evidence high-end guitar cable, Gilmour’s three-disc Live in Gdansk CD/DVD set, and Phil Taylor’s 2007 book about the guitar’s history, The Black Strat.
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Fender David Gilmour NOS Electric Guitar – Custom Artist signature model, comfort contoured alder body, 1983 thin-shouldered ‘C’ thomann shape maple neck with “Thin Skin” dark tint nitrocellulose lacquer, maple fretboard, 21 vintage frets, 648mm scale, 42.5mm nut width, vintage hardware, Fender/Gotoh vintage style machineheads, American Vintage Synchronized tremolo with custom bevelled tremolo block and shortened tremolo arm, 1-ply black acrylic pickguard. thomann Pickups: 1x Custom Shop Fat 50 (neck), 1x Custom Shop 69 (mid) and 1x Seymour Duncan SSL5 single coils (bridge). 5-way switch, includes special black Tolex case and certificate of authenticity. Finish: New Old Stock Black Nitrocellulose Lacquer