- 160 Pages
- Oversize Format
- Heavily Illustrated In B&W and Full Color
- Released: September 25, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Publisher: Hal Leonard
Description by OLDIES.com:
Phil Taylor, long-term guitar technician, studio manager and production director for Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, takes a detailed look at one of rock's most iconic instruments. Rather than a dry, technical manual suited only to those who already know guitars inside and out, The Black Strat
, with over 250 illustrations, including 130 previously unpublished, is a rewarding and accessible book that Pink Floyd fans the world over will thoroughly enjoy.
David's black Fender Stratocaster has been featured on Pink Floyd tours and iconic albums including Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Obscured by Clouds, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall; the film Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii; the Pink Floyd reunion at Live8; and David's David Gilmour, About Face, On an Island, Remember That Night and Live in Gdansk
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's famous black guitar as it is today. The chronological story begins with David Gilmour joining Pink Floyd in early 1968, his guitar at that time, his subsequent instruments leading to the purchase of the Black Strat in 1970, and the other guitars that have come and gone. The book details all of the changes and modifications made to the Black Strat, its use on Pink Floyd tours and iconic albums, David's solo projects, and various guest appearances throughout the years.