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Pink Floyd: The Black Strat: A History of David Gilmour's Black Fender Stratocaster

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  76 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The Black Strat book is the first and only accurate and knowledgeable account of David Gilmour's favorite Stratocaster guitar. Written by Phil Taylor - David's personal guitar technician since 1974 - to coincide with the release of the long awaited and much requested Fender 'David Gilmour Signature Strat': an instrument replicating the look, set-up, sound and feel of David ...more
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
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Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An intricate look at David Gilmour's guitars over time. While the black strat is the main through-point, the book doesn't skimp on details for David's other guitars. I am not unfamiliar with Pink Floyd's gear (I am not a stranger to, there were a number of details here that I might not have known, and it is quite interesting to learn about the modifications made to the guitar, as well as the sequence in which they were made (and often unmade). The story culminates in the release ...more
Jun 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting book that is mostly pictures and some behind the scenes info centered around one guitar - David Gilmour's black stratocaster. Gilmour has owned many, many guitars, but this book focuses primarily upon his favorite instrument which he has used on and off in various tweaked states throughout his career with Pink Floyd and beyond.

If you like Pink Floyd and/or electric guitars this will be a very interesting read. On the other hand, if you don't . . . this might not be the bo
If you want to watch deconstruction as it happens, surprisingly enough, this is a great book... By the end, you have to wonder why this guitar is revered at all--but somehow it is. Metaphysically speaking, it's not even clear that there is essentially a "black strat." Anyone not inclined to read this book will hardly find a good reason to within its pages. For those who are inclined (you know who you are), you're going to love it regardless of what you find or don't find within its pages.
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book should have been GREAT but instead it was just...kinda great...
It's almost as if Taylor tried to appeal to too wide an audience when let's face it, the only people who were really going to read such a book were either die hard Floyd fans or guitar gear heads. By being a little too broad and not quiet "techy" enough, the book isn't as fulfilling as it could be...
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Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography, art
Reading about Gilmour's Black Strat is like reading about Zues' lightening or Hades Pitch-Fork, in other word; the history of God's immortal instrument of magic!

Great illustration!
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