David Gilmour's Guitar Collection Makes Auction History With Sales of $21.5M

Raising money for various charities, the Pink Floyd guitarist put 126 of his instruments, which included his 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster and his acoustic Martin D-35, under the hammer at Christie's.

AceShowbiz - David Gilmour's guitar collection has sold at auction for a record-breaking $21.5 million (£17 million).

The Pink Floyd star has parted with 126 instruments to raise money for various charities, and now the sale of the David Gilmour Guitar Collection has made auction history as the largest of its kind.

One of the guitars, the rocker's 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster, went under the hammer for almost $4 million (£3.1 million), while Gilmour's acoustic Martin D-35 was bought for over $1 million (£790,000) - a record for the C.F. Martin guitar makers.

More than 2,000 fans from 66 countries bid for the items at the Christie's auction, which took place at New York's Rockefeller Center.

Eric Clapton previously held the record for the biggest collection sale in 2004, selling his guitars for over $12.5 million (£9.8 million).

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