Win a DG Strat

David and his black Strat, Rome 2006

28/11: There is now a draw for US fans, too.

Some of you might like to know about a contest that the nice people at Amazon UK are holding right now.

The prize is a David Gilmour Fender Stratocaster.

The prize draw is open to entrants who are resident in the UK only, aged 18 and over. All you have to do is fill in a simple form.

You have until the end of Sunday 21 December to submit the necessary details.

If you’re not already looking at the contest page, click here to go there right away.

Duplicate entries, of course, are not permitted.

Good luck to all who enter, and thanks to eagle-eyed Lynn for letting me know about this competition.

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour’s official blog, The Blog (‘Features’ previously being its rather naff title), affectionately – or lazily – shortened to ‘FEd’.

52 thoughts on “Win a DG Strat”

  1. UK only? What a bummer.

    Oh well, my poor old American Standard Strat would just be jealous if I won, anyhow.

  2. Very spooky………I spotted that this morning.

    However, being a bit of an old cynic, by giving all the details required for this competition are you going to be snowed under after Xmas (no pun intended) with loads of junk mail?

    What do you reckon Fed?

    [Possibly, but you have to be in it to win it, as they say. – FEd]

  3. Didn’t someone mention a blog contest to win a DG Strat before all the problems with delays?

    I’d hoped there’d be one here for everyone to enter when Fender finally caught up with the orders.

    [You’re not the only one. – FEd]

  4. [You must be a UK resident and over-18. – FEd]

    Segregation!!!

    Youth, people outside the UK, you must rebel!!!

    [Yes, take to the streets and make yourselves heard. Tip over some cars, throw some eggs, spill some paint. Michèle will even teach you some good revolutionary songs to march to. (But not outside the new Amazon plant in Swansea, please, because the roadworks there have been murder and we’re only just back to a 50mph speed limit.) – FEd]

  5. Well, I can’t enter, but best of luck to the UKers among us who can…

    There should be more contests like this one. 🙂

  6. Done that.

    Might be fun to see what useful suggestions Amazon send me for things they think I’d like to buy now.

    Thanks FEd & Lynn.

  7. Grrr… Not that I think that would win it, but without entering, I can’t for sure.

    Good luck to all British residents. 😉

    Taki
    Bavaria

  8. Wow, someone is going to have a really happy new year!

    Good luck to all my Irregular friends in the UK! How exciting for you. 🙂

    FEd, are you going to participate? Seems like you could since the contest is through Amazon rather than David’s website.

    This bit might be enough to dissuade some from participating though: “The winner may be required to participate in Amazon.co.uk’s marketing and promotional activities. By entering into this prize-draw you consent to participate in Amazon.co.uk’s marketing and promotional activities.”

    Yikes, that would be enough to scare me off. Will the winner have his/her face plastered all over Amazon ads? Hmm, I wonder if they’d be asked to pose with David? That wouldn’t be so bad, would it? Not bad at all …

    Peace, Love & Good Luck to all. 🙂
    Gabrielle

    [Any guitar would be completely wasted on me. Let’s hope that the winner is actually going to play it, as has been said so often in the past. – FEd]

  9. Sulking now. A bit.

    But, good luck to those who can enter. One of us might win. **eyes glaze over with delight**

  10. Thanks for that Lynn and FEd.

    I’ve entered but only so I can take it with me to the desert island with the Gilmourettes. (Well, you need something to do after dark!)

    Good luck UK bloggers and let’s hope one of us brings it back here!

    Best wishes
    Paul

  11. FEd, that updated Live in Gdansk page is really nicely done! I’m going to enjoy some Speak To Me/Breathe/Time/Breathe right now.

    Thanks to David and everyone else for this addition.

    What is it about some of us that we seem never to become fully satiated when it comes to David & Co’s musical offerings? I can reach burnout with other music but have never gotten to that point with David’s, whether it be with PF or not. I think it speaks to the man and his ability to reach out and ‘touch’ people with his music.

    That’s all … just wanted to say ‘thanks’ I guess. 🙂

    Peace,
    Gabrielle

  12. I imagine FEd would be not eligible to enter this contest. But my question is if you did enter, what would you do with the guitar if you won? You’ve said on many occasion that you have no interest in owning one but I still pose that question. Would you have David sign it for you?

    Just curious.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [David signing my cheques each month is enough for me, thanks. If I won, it would be offered as a blog prize – as so many of the other things that I declined have been. – FEd]

  13. O, and let me add that in some ways I am very pleased that this contest is only in the U.K. If it was only in the U.S. I’m sure we would have plenty of dissatisfied people groaning that the U.S. always gets everything.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [I’m sure that the other Amazons will have their own prize draws sooner rather than later. – FEd]

  14. [But not outside the new Amazon plant in Swansea, please, because the roadworks there have been murder and we’re only just back to a 50mph speed limit. – FEd]

    Absolute murder there isn’t it?

    [It had a perfectly good roundabout, I thought. I don’t know why they had to change it and add yet more traffic lights. I can think of better ways to fritter away £4.9m. – FEd]

  15. Oh damn. Should I move to England. I am not that happy with Amazon, because I am still waiting for my 5 LP set.

    And now this, I want a DG Strat so bad it is hurting my chest. 🙂

    Regarding their last email to me about the LPs, the packet should be here by December 22. Thumbs up!

    FEd, I’ve got a topic for you; “Besides DG Strat, what David Gilmour/Pink Floyd related Christmas present you would like to have or give?”

    You know what I wish for. 🙂

  16. Well, I took a stab. You never know.

    I was too hoping that such a competition would take place here. It would be fun for all of us to try.

    Regards.

    Julie

  17. It would be so cool for one of the irregulars to win.

    [Yes, take to the streets and make yourselves heard. Tip over some cars, throw some eggs, spill some paint. Michèle will even teach you some good revolutionary songs to march to. – FEd]

    I’m in for this Plan B idea. I’ve always wanted to tip over a car. *wink*

    [Preferably a banker’s. – FEd]

  18. Thanks Lynn & Fed, you just never know your luck!

    Let’s hope someone from the blog wins.

    Chris.

  19. Now that is what I call a cool prize.

    And ‘UK only’ is what I call not cool. Ah well, good luck to all British folks.

  20. [Youth, people outside the UK, you must rebel!!! – Michèle]

    I’m with you, Michèle! You just tell me where and when. Good luck, Irregulars!

    Happy Turkey Day, if you’re in the States.

    ~Erin

  21. Fed, if you would be so kind. Enter the contest yourself and if you win, send it to me first.

    Got ya going didn’t I?

    Good luck U.K. Hope we have a go sometime soon.

    I saw SOYCD yesterday and it was as great as the CD version. David played that as the original with an added touch. Bravo, David Sir.

  22. Why only in the UK?

    David should give some away, after all, they’re all his guitar in a way. xD

  23. My name is now in the prize draw! Thanks Lynn.

    To all our friends in the U.S.A., have a nice Thanksgiving Day.

    Gary Hurley
    London, England

  24. I wonder what the odds are of a blogger winning it.

    I of course have my name down. Best of luck to everybody!

    And to echo everyone else, thanks to Lynn and FEd.

  25. Great thanks Lynn and FEd. I’ve entered and wouldn’t even know which end to blow down to play a tune.

    Yes and Happy Thanksgiving to all USA friends. Not forgetting a Happy St Andrew’s Day for us here in Scotland on Sunday.

    Ian

    [Indeed. – FEd]

  26. [Sorry, no. – FEd]

    Ooh…. okay… 🙁 :'(

    [Sorry, mate. Do you have any friends or family in the UK who could perhaps enter the prize draw? If they won, maybe they would be kind enough to let you have their prize… – FEd]

  27. [David signing my cheques each month is enough for me, thanks. – FEd]

    Have you ever considered putting your cheques up for auction Fed?

    ash X

    [Don’t be daft, I need them in my bank account. – FEd]

  28. [O, and let me add that in some ways I am very pleased that this contest is only in the U.K. If it was only in the U.S. I’m sure we would have plenty of dissatisfied people groaning that the U.S. always gets everything. – Andrew]

    LOL, you still get more than we get in the UK.

    [There’s no need to debate that again, thanks all the same. – FEd]

  29. Hey, why not do a meta-prize draw?

    FEd enters for this one and if he wins the guitar is raffled off to the usual staff of bloggers here. 😉

    I’ll be away the next couple of days, so have a nice weekend!

    Regards,
    Taki

    [Enjoy yourself, Taki. – FEd]

  30. ola FE’d

    what a prize! 🙂

    (having bought from amazon.co.uk several times I can say I’ve not been spammed by them)

    hope you & everyone at DGHQ are doing well?
    andy

    [Fine, thank you. – FEd]

  31. I guess I spoke too soon about one not being offered in the U.S. (click my name). But check this out.

    On the UK Amazon site it states: The Prize carries no cash value and is non-transferable.

    On the US Amazon site it states: Approximate retail value of prize is Four Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($4,800.00). The approximate retail value of the prizes represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prizes turns out to be less than the stated approximate retail value, the difference will not be awarded in cash.

    Now I know in the U.S. there is a tax consequence if you win. But in the U.K. there isn’t?

    Interesting?

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  32. I think it would be very exciting if someone that blogs here wins! That surely would be a good photo of the month uh FEd!

    Have a good weekend.

    Barbara P

  33. [However, being a bit of an old cynic… – Me]

    Bet this guitar ends up on eBay.

    [Have you ever considered putting your cheques up for auction Fed? – Ash]

    True story – local guitar maker, who has built hand made guitars for Gordon Giltrap, Joe Brown etc., once made a guitar for George Harrison. He still has the cheque.

  34. Good luck to all of you entrants! I hope one of you wins the Strat. I am still struggling with lessons on the guitar so this would truly be wasted in my hands. I would only be able to look and enjoy the beauty of the craft.

    So, keeping my fingers crossed for you all.

    F’Ed… do love your reply to auctioning off your cheque. Perhaps if the auction went well enough you might recoup more than the actual amount? At any rate this lot is never at a loss for ideas.

    Gabrielle…I totally agree about Pink Floyd and David’s music. Why is it that you never tire of this music? There is a lot of wonderful music out there, but I find this music new every time I pull out a PF or DG cd I haven’t played for a while. Then I fall in love with it all over again.

    jan

  35. Ha, yes! I’ve built my own DG-inspired Strat, using a 2004 US Fender Highway One Strat, Butterscotch Blonde with Rosewood fingerboard as the foundation (found it cheap on eBay), added an EMG DG-20 pickup setup, but used a clear pickguard from Stewmac.com, and put Van Gogh’s “Irises” print under the pickguard. Changed out the tuners for Sperzel locking tuners, and the bridge got changed for a Callaham Vintage S with shortened Gilmour-style tremolo bar (VERY NICE, HIGH QUALITY machine work!), and Dunlop original style strap locks.

    All in all, it looks NOTHING like David’s… 😉 Nevertheless, it was David who inspired me to build it!

    That being said, I’d LOVE to win the real deal!!!

    [The best of luck to you, Steve. – FEd]

  36. I’d just like to comment on how disappointed I am that Canadian fans aren’t included in a lot of these things.

    I for one just started playing guitar at the age of 40 as I’m such a huge fan of David Gilmour. I would love a chance to win a David Gilmour Fender Stratocaster.

    Also the concert was played in American theatres and not in Canada. I would love a chance to see the concert in a theatre as there may never be another tour.

    On a positive note. Thank you David for all of the amazing music which continues to amaze and inspire me.

  37. dear mr. gilmour,

    hello i’m from argentina and me and a lot of people here love your music from pink floyd to on an island, and we really want you to come on your next tour with your excellent band to our country.

    here in argentina there are a lot of fans of you, really it would be a real historic moment. here in argentina we all are very passionate people. and if you and your band come to this country it would b,e i dont know, something really unaccountable. we have been waiting a lot of time to see a pink floyd show here – a real one – and you are the only one who can do it: you and rick, no one else.

    i hope you will read this and please think about it. i’m talking in the name of all the argentinians when i said this. i repeat, i really really hope you read this and make you know that argentina exists and here, pink floyd is a monster – and you. for us it is not enough, your excellent dvds and cds… we only want to see you and hear you.

    i am 18 and as you see i’m a real fan of you.

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