Just to put a temporary dampener on things…
Phil Taylor’s book, ‘The Black Strat: A History of David Gilmour’s Black Fender Stratocaster’ will hopefully be available in hardback edition from 15 September, published by Hal Leonard.
The hardback copy will hopefully be an extended version with additional pages, but “144 pages” is not true, because the specifics have yet to be confirmed, so please take that figure with a pinch of salt.
In reality, the deal hasn’t yet been finalised, so all of the above is subject to change.
There will be an update from Phil as soon as details are official, including news of those extra pages.
You can pre-order the hardback edition from the usual online retailers – at your peril, of course – but do consider your local bookshop, if you can.
What’s not open to question is the fact that you can still order a copy of the first edition softback from TheBlackStrat.com. The price has been reduced to £15.95 and Phil is going to be signing the remaining stock.
Please note that books ordered since yesterday afternoon, and those that will be ordered right up until Phil’s supply has gone – from TheBlackStrat.com – will be signed. No books were signed prior to those ordered yesterday, when the price was reduced.
Don’t forget that the chatroom will be open from 13:00 (UK) today.