David Gilmour Full style study
Guitar Techniques|Spring 2020
David Gilmour Full style study
Jon Bishop looks at the rhythm and lead styles of this great prog, rock and blues guitarist. David is one of the UK’s most influential and best-loved guitar players, and this feature aims to unlock his secrets.
Jon Bishop
David Gilmour is of course best known for his work with progressive rockers Pink Floyd. But he also has a successful solo career and plays a variety of instruments. Gilmour is a famous user of Fender Stratocasters and his iconic 70s ‘Black Strat’ forms the basis of his own signature model. He also owns a first year of issue 1954 Stratocaster with the serial number 0001.

In this article we aim to identify many of David’s key techniques and soloing concepts, since there are few of us that wouldn’t benefit from his melodic sense and knack of placing the right part in exactly the right place.


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Spring 2020