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David Gilmour puts his guitars up for auction, raises $21.5 million

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An auction of David Gilmour’s guitars has raised a lot of "Money” — to combat climate change. Christie’s auction house says it raised $21.5 million Thursday, selling off more than 120 guitars owned by the Pink Floyd guitarist, singer and songwriter. Proceeds went to ClientEarth, a nonprofit fighting climate change. The items included guitars by Fender, Rickenbacker, Ovation, Gibson, C.F. Martin and Gretsch, including guitar cases, a banjo and amps. A black Stratocaster — dubbed the 'Black Strat” — was the top item and was snatched up for $3,975,000, a new world record for a guitar at auction.

David Gilmour puts his guitars up for auction, raises $21.5 million
'The Black Strat' from the collection of David Gilmour, guitarist, singer and songwriter of Pink Floyd raised $21.5 million Thursday at Christie’s auction. The auction sold off more than 120 guitars owned by the Pink Floyd guitarist, singer and songwriter.
The proceeds from the sale went to ClientEarth, a non-profit fighting climate change. A black Stratocaster, dubbed the 'Black Strat', was the top item and was snatched up for $3,975,000, a new world record for a guitar at auction.
'The Black Strat' of David Gilmour. (AP)
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