David Gilmour best known as a longtime member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd used many guitars including Fender, Gibson, Gretsch and Steinberger, but one is special.
The 0001 Strat is a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, with a white body, maple neck, three-way pick up selector and an unusual gold colour scratch plate and hardware. He bought it from guitar technician Phil Taylor, who had purchased it from Seymour Duncan.
This guitar is one of the most notable in his collection as it has the 0001 serial number. Gilmour used the guitar in the 2004 Strat Pack show that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stratocaster at Wembley Arena along with one of his Candy Apple Red Strats (famous for their appearances with Gilmour from 1987-2004).
It is not the first Fender Stratocaster ever made as prototypes had already been constructed before this one. The origin of the guitar is unknown, and isn’t clear whether it is the real 0001 Strat because the neck (which has the 0001 serial number on it) could have been taken off the original.