According to Christie’s official web page, The David Gilmour Guitar Collection sold for $21.5 million and smashed the auction records.

Pink Floyd legend Gilmour’s collection had 126 lots and totaled $21.490.750 and became the most valuable musical instrument sale ever.

Here is the story:

“In the months leading up to the auction, over 12,000 fans attended the tour stops in London, Los Angeles and New York to get up-close to the guitars played by the Pink Floyd guitarist, singer and songwriter. In excess of 500,000 people viewed the content around the sale on Christies.com, and more than 2,000 bidders from 66 countries registered for the sale, which took place at Christie’s Rockefeller Center HQ.

On the day of the auction, the unprecedented level of interest was evident in the queues that snaked around the block and the fact a second saleroom had to be opened up to accommodate the crowds. The lucky ones who made it inside witnessed some extraordinary results.

The best, however, was saved until last when ‘The Black Strat’, which was integral to the recording of Pink Floyd albums The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here  (1975), Animals  (1977) and The Wall  (1979), sold for $3,975,000 — a new world record for a guitar at auction.”

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