David Gilmour puts his guitars up for auction, raises $21.5 million

An auction of David Gilmour's guitars has raised a lot of Money — to combat climate change.

author_img Jai S Published :  22nd June 2019 11:21 PM   |   Published :   |  22nd June 2019 11:21 PM
David Gilmour performs in Pompeii, Italy. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

David Gilmour performs in Pompeii, Italy. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

NEW YORK (AP): An auction of David Gilmour's guitars has raised a lot of Money — to combat climate change.

Christie's auction house says it raised $21.5 million Thursday, selling off more than 120 guitars owned by the Pink Floyd guitarist, singer and songwriter.

Proceeds went to ClientEarth, a nonprofit fighting climate change.

The items included guitars by Fender, Rickenbacker, Ovation, Gibson, CF Martin and Gretsch, including guitar cases, a banjo and amps.

A black Stratocaster — dubbed the 'Black Strat' — was the top item and was snatched up for $3,975,000, a new world record for a guitar at auction.

Gilmour tweeted: "We need a civilised world that goes on for all our grandchildren and beyond in which these guitars can be played and songs can be sung."
 

'The Black Strat' from the collection of David Gilmour. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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