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..or, 'A Very Brief Guide to David Gilmour's Guitar Collection'
on 1 January 2015
An enjoyable read, the book really ought to be re-titled 'A Very Brief Guide to David Gilmour's Guitar Collection', as that what it really is. Two things are clear on reading the book. One, DG has spent much of career NOT playing this guitar.
Additionally, what comes across strongly is the fact the BS has never really stood still as a guitar, with DG seemingly swapping the hardware as often as his kex. Thus spending 3-4K on a replica of it seems slightly strange - a replica of which era?
Positive - rare photos, up-close snaps of the BS in varying states.
Not so positive - fairly superficial (it spends much of its time giving a very potted history of the Floyd), poor editorial attention to detail.
Having said that, If you are a guitarist and PF/DG fan, it probably deserves a place on your bookshelf. Just buy a secondhand copy.