Legendary guitarist of Pink Floyd, David Gilmour has shared a new explanation video on his official Youtube Channel, and revealed an untold story about how he recorded iconic guitar solo of Comfortably Numb.
Here’s the story:
“I think it was after we’d been in New Orleans and all our gear had got stolen. And we got most of it back but the guitars we hadn’t. So I had to get another guitar, so I went there, bought that one and it’s been with me ever since.
It’s probably been on more Pink Floyd tracks than any other guitar. The neck’s changed a few times, as I used it as a sort of test bed for all sorts of things.
It’s on ‘Money,’ it’s on ‘Comfortably Numb’ – the solos on ‘Comfortably Numb’ – it’s on ‘Shine on You Crazy Diamond.’ The four-note bit at the beginning of ‘Shine On’ fell out of that guitar one day, and it’s been on my last couple of solo albums. So it’s done the course.”
“I’ve found that if you pick up a guitar – an electric guitar – and strum it, and if it sounds great in the room although it’s not amplified, it’ll be great. You don’t even need to plug it into an amp to be pretty certain it’s a good ‘un.
So I would usually try a few guitars and the one that just sat the nicest to me would be the one I’d pick.”
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