I had an opportunity to play the Fender Custom Shop Relic David Gilmour Black Strat at my local Guitar Center here in San Diego, California.
I will provide photos and websites that I used in determining the items I chose to use in my build as well as the items I have.
To maintain and control costs over the years, Squier instruments have been produced in several nations, including Japan, Korea, India, China, Indonesia and Mexico. He moved to Boston in 1881, where he built and repaired violins with his son, Victor Carroll (V. To this day, their violins are noted for their exceptional varnishes, and they command high prices as fine examples of early U. In the 1930s, Squier began making strings for the era's new electric instruments; the company also sold pianos, radios and phonograph records until divesting itself of all string-related products in 1961. Squier Company became an official original equipment manufacturer for Fender in 1963, and Fender bought the V. Squier string company in early 1965 shortly before Fender itself was bought by CBS in May of that year.
When Squier versions of these instruments appeared, demand for them as the "official" cost-conscious alternatives was immediate, and a brand name was reborn. B." Squier, a young English immigrant who arrived in Battle Creek, Mich., in the latter part of the 19th century, was a farmer and shoemaker who had learned the fine European art of violin making. Squier violin, banjo and guitar strings became well known nationwide and were especially popular among students because of their reasonable price.
I have the Black Strat book written by Phil Taylor that depicts all corners of Gilmour's guitar.
This will be all I have for a reference, and thus begin my extended purchases for the build of Jewel. Now I've played different years on the Strat, and over the decades Fender has released several different body shapes and contours, ranging from the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's onward. David's Black Strat was difficult to date, as there was no dating on the body itself.