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For Sale: Fender Stratocaster MiM 2010 with upgraded Gilmour-style pickups

I'm selling my "Dave Gilmour" Fender Strat electric guitar with upgraded pickups.

By Lewis Jenkins

20th March, 2018

I'm selling my Gilmour strat. It's a genuine Fender Stratocaster from the Mexico factory with serial number MX10285571 (2010 model). It's completely original except for the pickups which have been professionally upgraded.

Bridge Pickup
Seymour Duncan SSL-5

Middle Pickup
Fender Custom Shop 69

Neck Pickup
Fender Custom Shop Fat 50s

You can learn more about these pickups at the pickups guide, but basically these are the exact pickups found in the Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Stratocaster currently priced at £3,799. So this is a bit of a bargain!

As the photos suggest, it is a sunburst colour and has a rosewood fretboard.

Overall, the guitar is in great condition and the paintwork and lacquer is generally good all over.

My reason for selling is that I've recently invested in a full Line 6 Helix / Variax Shuriken setup, so I've kind of gone all-in on digital modelling.

This guitar has had a professional setup, and currently has a set of 10-46 D’Addario NYXL Balanced Tension strings (NYXL1046BT) which are my personal favourite. I'll include a fresh set of strings as well.

The quality of the guitar and upgraded pickups combine to give a lovely sound. Think Dave Gilmour on Dark Side of The Moon, or Hendrix on Wind Cries Mary, and that's the sound of this Strat.

The website says this about the CS69 / SSL-5 pickup combo:

"This combination is as close as you’ll get to David’s Black Strat setup from Animals to present. The moderate output, transparent sounding 69s in the neck and middle, makes a great contrast to the hotter sounding SSL-5 bridge. Ideal for warm and smooth rhythms, bluesy solos and full-blown Big Muff mayhem."


Overall, the guitar is a joy to play and sounds fantastic.

If delivery is required I will send this guitar within the UK via UPS, who are the only courier I trust with valuable instruments. I've used them many times and they've always been great. I will also include full insurance to the full sale value of the guitar.

Offered at £500, including insured delivery within the UK.

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