Pink Floyd rocker David Gilmour sees that his guitar collection raises no less than $ 21 million at an auction

David Gilmour's guitar collection raises no less than 21 million dollars at an auction – and the Pink Floyd rocker promises the proceeds to a charity for climate change

  • David Gilmour put 127 of his guitars up for auction at Christie's New York Thursday night
  • The collection made a total of $ 21.49 million – a figure that has blown away even some of Christie's most seasoned auctioneers
  • Potential buyers stand in line for hours outside Christie's hope to become part of & # 39; the largest and most extensive sale of guitars ever offered at the auction & # 39;
  • The proceeds will be donated to charity organization for climate change, customer Earth, who says he is happy with the generous gift
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David Gilmour's guitar collection raised no less than $ 21.49 million at the auction.

The Pink Floyd rocker sold 127 of his beloved instruments at Christie's in New York on Thursday evening, with all proceeds going to charity for climate change, Client Earth.

The 73-year-old rocker – known for his appropriately titled hit & # 39; Money & # 39; – even saw his beloved black Fender from 1969 sell for $ 3.97 million.

Christie's was overwhelmed by that specific sale because he estimated it would collect a much smaller sum of about $ 150,000.

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The guitar was used by Gilmour during the recording of Pink Floyd & # 39; s groundbreaking albums The Dark Side of The Moon and The Wall.

Pink Floyd rocker David Gilmour has sold 127 of his guitars through auction house Christie & # 39; s

Pink Floyd rocker David Gilmour has sold 127 of his guitars through auction house Christie & # 39; s

Gilmour & # 39; s collection is described as & # 39; the largest and most extensive sale of guitars ever offered at an auction & # 39;

Gilmour & # 39; s collection is described as & # 39; the largest and most extensive sale of guitars ever offered at an auction & # 39;

Gilmour & # 39; s collection is described as & # 39; the largest and most extensive sale of guitars ever offered at an auction & # 39;

Gilmour & # 39; s beloved black Fender from 1969 sold for $ 3.97 million alone - far exceeding expectations

Gilmour & # 39; s beloved black Fender from 1969 sold for $ 3.97 million alone - far exceeding expectations

Gilmour & # 39; s beloved black Fender from 1969 sold for $ 3.97 million alone – far exceeding expectations

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Gilmour & # 39; s collection is described as & # 39; the largest and most extensive sale of guitars ever offered at an auction & # 39 ;.

Christie's claim More than 12,000 fans signed up to inspect the guitars of Pink Floyd stars that were on display in London and Los Angeles before finally arriving in New York.

On Thursday evening, potential buyers stood in line for hours around the block from the headquarters of the auction house in the Rockefeller Center.

According to the Christie's websitea second saleroom had to be opened to add the crowd of people who came to the event.

Christie's claim more than 12,000 fans signed up to inspect the Pink Floyd Star guitars, which were on display in London and Los Angeles before finally arriving in New York

Christie's claim more than 12,000 fans signed up to inspect the Pink Floyd Star guitars, which were on display in London and Los Angeles before finally arriving in New York

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Christie's claim more than 12,000 fans signed up to inspect the Pink Floyd Star guitars, which were on display in London and Los Angeles before finally arriving in New York

Almost all of Gilmour's instruments overshadowed their estimated selling price by far

Almost all of Gilmour's instruments overshadowed their estimated selling price by far

Almost all of Gilmour's instruments overshadowed their estimated selling price by far

More than 2,000 bidders from 66 countries signed up for the auction, and many kept the event online.

The enthusiasm for the auction translated into sales, leaving even some of Christie & # 39; s most experienced auctioneers speechless.

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Almost all of Gilmour's instruments overshadowed their estimated selling price by far.

The musician gives the substantial proceeds to Client Earth – with the good cause blown away by their windfall.

& # 39; This is a truly humiliating and extraordinary gift that goes beyond our wildest expectations. It is hard to express how grateful we are to David for choosing Client Earth as the beneficiary of this historic auction, ”said CEO James Thornton in a statement.

Prospective buyers stood in line for hours around the block of the New York auction house headquarters at Rockefeller Center

Prospective buyers stood in line for hours around the block of the New York auction house headquarters at Rockefeller Center

Prospective buyers stood in line for hours around the block of the New York auction house headquarters at Rockefeller Center

The musician gives the substantial proceeds to Client Earth - blown away for good cause by their windfall
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The musician gives the substantial proceeds to Client Earth - with the good cause blown away by their windfall

The musician gives the substantial proceeds to Client Earth – with the good cause blown away by their windfall

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