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David Gilmour Sells Guitars To Combat Climate Change

David Gilmour raised millions of dollars for ClientEarth, the organisation pledged to combat climate change, when he auctioned his guitar collection last month.

The highly anticipated auction of more than 120 instruments and artefacts from David’s personal collection created great excitement in the auction room as new record prices were set for contemporary musical instruments, achieving a final total of $21,490,750, including buyer’s premium.

Described as ‘the most valuable collection of musical instruments ever sold at auction’, the auction attracted astronomical bids from 2,000 bidders from 66 countries. As predicted, the instruments most closely associated with iconic recordings such as Wish You Were Here and The Dark Side of the Moon achieved high prices, the highest being the $3.9 million paid for David’s ‘Black Strat’ Fender Stratocaster, setting a world auction record for any guitar.

David described the result as “brilliant and unbelievable”, reiterating his support for ClientEarth in their cause to

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