The guitarist of the Band Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, has auctioned off his guitar collection for a good purpose, and thus record prices achieved. A total of $ 21.5 million, came together at the auction of 126 guitars in the night to Friday.
it was a record, according to the auction house Christie's in New York. Never has a collection of musical instruments for so much money had been put up for auction. The previous record holder was the musician Eric Clapton, who had auctioned off his collection in two separate auctions in 1999 and 2004 for a total of approximately 12.5 million dollars.
the most expensive piece of Gilmour's collection is a Black Fender Stratocaster ("Black Strat") of 1969, which went on for almost four million dollars to an anonymous bidder. According to the auction house became the most expensive ever auctioned guitar. With the guitar Gilmour had occurred often, and many Pink Floyd and Solo had recorded albums in order.
The proceeds to donate to the 73-year-old Gilmour, of the climate protection organisation client earth. "Climate change is the greatest challenge that will confront the history of mankind," said the musician, according to the memo. "We need a more civilized world for all our grandchildren, and in one of these guitars and sung songs can be played." (red/sda)
Created: 21.06.2019, at 22:55