Is any guitar worth $3.975 million?

The answer is yes if you’re a big (and rich) follower of Dave Gilmour.

Pink Floyd’s guitarist, singer and songwriter Dave Gilmour broke all records with the sale of over 120 of his guitars.  A massive $21.5 million was raised for the non-profit environmental law group – ClientEarth – from the auction.


Lasting more than 8 hours with bids from over 66 countries, the auction was hosted by Christies from their New York office.

The showpiece item was Gilmour’s Black Strat – the iconic guitar used to record classic albums such as ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘Wish You Were Here’ and ‘The Wall’.  Although the auctioneers expected this guitar to go for around $150,000 it was sold for a massive $3,975,000 to Jim Irsay – owner of US football team the Indianapolis Colts.  A breakdown of all the items up for auction and their eventual sale price can be found on the Trogly’s Guitar Show:

trogly guitar show

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