But, seriously, you should tell the shop that they have misrepresented this guitar. Its a cool guitar, and if you like it, keep hanging onto it. But, someone really needs to let Willis Music know that the guitar they commissioned has absolutely nothing to do with their so called DG Edition"
The guitar Dave's playing in the pic you show is a 1983 model of a 1957 reissue in candy apple red. Pic was taken in the early to mid 90s, btw.
The guitar in the pic has an EMG DG20 setup, meaning 3 EMG SA single coils with EXG Expander and SPC Presence control in place of the 2 tone knobs. Dave went to EMGs during the late 80s and 90s due to interference and noise from the large lighting setups on the Waters-less tours. If you want to call this special wiring, I guess it qualifies, but this wiring CANNOT be used with out EMG pickups. They are an active system, and this wiring scheme only works for them, if you dont have a battery in your guitar, or you have polepieces on your pickups, you dont have them. Period. BTW, there is also no such thing as special DSOTM wiring, as my cohort pointed out, during the recording of that album, Dave used a stock black Strat with rw fretboard, stock fender pickups and no special wiring at all.
Phil Taylor, his guitar tech, chopped the (vintage six-point) trem arms to 4.25 inches to allow him to palm the arm while playing.
Seriously, Gilmour has NEVER been associated with any modern Stratocaster with 2 point bridge, nor the color candy tangerine, nor a Strat with a matching headstock.
You paid pretty much the going price for a modern American STD, and thats what you have. Besides a custom color, and a matching headstock, which are both way cool, you have a run of the mill Fender American Standard Strat. After typing this, I'm actually pretty angry with Willis Music, and will be calling them tomorrow for more information on this. I seriously feel they have misrepresented this guitar to you. I urge you to call them, too. If I were you, I'd like PLENTY of answers all around...
1 Davids Strat is red, with no matching headstock
Yours is Candy Tangerine with a matching headstock
2 Davids Strat is a 1983 American Vintage 1957 reissue
Yours is a 2008-2009 Fender American Standard Strat
3 Davids has a vintage correct 6 point fulcrum tremelo bridge w/ chopped arm. Yours has modern 2 point fulcrum tremelo bridge with full length arm.
Davids is outfitted with EMG pickups with EXG and SPC replacing tone 1 and 2 (active)
Yours has stock Fender pickups (passive)
I'm not trying to be the devil or his advocate here, I promise. I seriously congratulate you on obtaining a very cool guitar! But, if Willis is advertising this as a Gilmour-style, they are either completely ignorant of the artist and his gear, or they are committing fraud, big-time
Ill call them tomorrow, and post their explanation here
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