David Gilmour has teamed up with Martin Guitars to help design a limited run of acoustic guitars inspired by his love for the famous brand.
Revealed on Wednesday, the D-35 David Gilmour Custom Signature Edition will come as both 6-string, and 12-string models (for fans who want to nail that “Wish You Were Here” intro riff). The former Pink Floyd guitarist had famously used a Martin D-35 guitar throughout his career. Gilmour sold the instrument at auction for a whopping $1,095,000 in 2019 to help raise money for the environmental-based charity ClientEarth.
Notable features on the David Gilmour Custom Signature Edition guitars include a “David Gilmour” headstamp on the back of the headstock—a first for any Martin signature guitar—and a label signed by the musician himself. Both 6-string and 12-string models will sell for $5,499, and production will be limited to just 250 made between the two. Proceeds from the limited run of hand-crafted instruments will also go to benefit the David Gilmour Charitable Foundation.
Hear the two new guitars in action in the product demo video shared by Sweetwater below.
David Gilmour Custom Signature Limited Edition Martin Acoustic Guitar Demo
Aside from helping design state-of-the-art instruments for one of the world’s premier acoustic guitar manufacturers, Gilmore spent last year hosting a virtual performance-meets-poetry web series alongside his family, and shared his first new original solo recording since 2015 with “Yes, I Have Ghosts”.
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