Prize draws will take place on Wednesday and Friday of this week, Monday and Wednesday of the next.
The prizes/draws are as follows (feel free to opt-out of any draw, if you so wish):
Wednesday 12 December: Premiere Draw, four winners
One programme, from the ‘Remember That Night’ premieres, signed by David, plus an Odeon Leicester Square VIP pass. Three runner-up prizes of an unsigned programme and pass.
Friday 14 December: DVD Draw, two winners
– One Best Buy ‘Remember That Night’ DVD (Region 1), with three-track CD.
– One Borders ‘Remember That Night’ DVD (Region 1), with poster.
Monday 17 December: Guitarists’ Draw, three winners
– One copy of Phil Taylor’s book, ‘The Black Strat’.
– One set of GHS strings for the guitar of your choice: Strat or Les Paul.
Wednesday 19 December: CD Collectors’ Draw, two winners
– One three-track US radio promo CD.
– One exclusive four-track Abbey Road/PBS CD.
We kick-off this evening with a special prize draw just for the ladies.
We have two brand new, never-before-seen David Gilmour scarves – of all things – (one in navy, one in crimson), which are due for production next year.
Made in Uruguay from 100% pure lambswool, embroidered with tassels, no less, they both have the wireman logo at one end and the now-familiar ‘David Gilmour’ logo at the other. The navy one has white embroidery, the crimson one has black.
The winners of these are Lynn (42) and Stephanie (57).
Well done, both. Please let me know where your prizes should be sent.
The chatroom will be open tomorrow from 3PM (UK time), should you wish to talk about scarves, or anything else.
Here’s a bit more from Phil Taylor…
Are the red Strats modified, besides the EMG and electronics? Perhaps a pre-CBS or Callaham bridge block? (Ernest Peske)
Not currently. They have had different parts: bridge saddles, string trees and springs at times.
It’s been said that Eric Clapton retired Blackie because the guitar became unplayable. With electric guitars, and particularly Strats, being so interchangeable (swapping necks, changing electronics, etc.), can a guitar like a Strat truly become unplayable, and, if so, how much more life do you estimate is left for David’s black Strat? (Andrew)
Parts can always be replaced on a Strat. See my book ‘The Black Strat’ for all of the changes to David’s.
I was wondering, was David’s black Strat used on ‘Live at Pompeii’, or could it possibly be the Strat that El Magnifico used on last year’s tour? (Amedeo)
No, see my book, ‘The Black Strat’, for more information.