Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour to sell guitars to support climate change campaign

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Irsay, 60, also bought the vocalists favourite guitar, the Martin 1069 D-35 acoustic, for over £789.400 during the David Gilmour Guitar Collection auction held at Christie's, the world's leading art business. Proceeds will go to his ClientEarth charity, which donates money to starvation relief and homelessness. We're not surprised, per se, that Gilmour has more than $20 million in guitars to get rid of on any given day, but still-damn.

Gilmour's entire guitar collection, which featured more than 120 instruments, raised almost £17 million for the musician's charity, ClientEarth, which tackles climate change, starvation and homelessness.

Our media partners with the IndyStar reported that Larry C. Hall, vice president of special projects for the Colts, served as Irsay's proxy during the auction.

Hall described it as a "major purchase" but said knowing the money would go to charity "warms my and Jim Irsay's heart". According to the Indy Star, the pre-auction estimate for the guitar was between $100,000 and $150,000, and the final bid obviously shattered those expectations.

DNA proves Greenland man spotted first known beluga-narwhal
The skull of the animal was first found in 1990 by a hunter in Greenland and resided in a Danish museum for nearly two decades. The bottom jaw, though, looked distinctly un-narwhal-like; it had teeth, to begin with, and they stuck out at odd angles.

Christie's claim more than 12,000 fans booked in to inspect Pink Floyd star's guitars, which were exhibited in London and Los Angeles before finally arriving in NY. This much-modded guitar was originally a Fender 1968 to '69 alder-body Strat with black painted over the original Sunburst.

At the height of their popularity in the 1970s Pink Floyd consisted of guitarist Gilmour, Nick Mason on drums, Roger Waters on bass and vocals, and Richard Wright on keyboard.

"These guitars have been very good to me and many of them have gifted me pieces of music over the years".

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