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Former Pink Floyd member David Gilmour puts his guitars up for auction, raises $21.5 million

Proceeds went to ClientEarth, a nonprofit fighting climate change
In this July 7, 2016, file photo, musician David Gilmour performs in the ancient roman amphitheater of the Pompeii archeological site, Italy.
In this July 7, 2016, file photo, musician David Gilmour performs in the ancient roman amphitheater of the Pompeii archeological site, Italy.
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AP   |   New York   |   Published 23.06.19, 08:28 PM

An auction of David Gilmour's guitars has raised a lot of 'Money' — to combat climate change.

Christie's auction house says it raised $21.5 million on Thursday, selling off more than 120 guitars owned by the Pink Floyd guitarist, singer and songwriter. Proceeds went to ClientEarth, a nonprofit fighting climate change.

The items included guitars by Fender, Rickenbacker, Ovation, Gibson, C.F. Martin and Gretsch, including guitar cases, a banjo and amps.

A black Stratocaster — dubbed the 'Black Strat' — was the top item and was snatched up for $3,975,000, a new world record for a guitar at auction.

Gilmour tweeted: 'We need a civilized world that goes on for all our grandchildren and beyond in which these guitars can be played and songs can be sung.'



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