The Black Strat Book tells the official chronological story of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s favorite legendary Black Stratocaster from 1970 to the present. Written by Phil Taylor – David’s personal guitar technician and the band’s chief backline tech since 1974 – the only person to know Pink Floyd’s equipment better than the band themselves.
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.
It details all of the changes and modifications made to the Black Strat, it’s use on Pink Floyd tours and iconic albums, David’s solo projects, and various guest appearances throughout the years.
The 160 page book features 250 photographs and illustrations – many personal and unseen. Available on September 22 at all good book retailers. Credit: Phil Taylor.