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David Gilmour Signature Guitar Strings

Best known as the guitarist, vocalist and writer for Pink Floyd, David Gilmour now has his own line of signature guitar strings. From his official website

David Gilmour plays GHS ‘Boomers’ guitar strings, an association that started in 1979 when working on The Wall, but he uses non-standard gauges that until now were not available in sets.

Well, the wait is over for Gilmour guitarphiles, because GHS are to issue two sets in boxes designed by Steve Knee, using photos taken by Polly Samson.

Both sets use the strings actually used by David on his Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster.

Check this out, fact fans: Fender Stratocaster – 0.10, 0.12, 0.16, 0.28, 0.38, 0.48; and Gibson Les Paul – 0.105, 0.13, 0.17, 0.30, 0.40, 0.50.

Boomers seem to withstand the extreme bending that David subjects them to, so they are obviously worth checking out.

David Gilmour Signature Series GHS Strings

The strings are expected to hit the U.S. market some time after Thanksgiving. This is good news for Floyd fans that need one of everything and guitarists trying to get the Gilmour sound just right.


  1. Manuel Perez
    January 21st, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

    I just bought this strings and i loved them on my strat, they sound really good and is a clear improvement from my Ernie Ball strings.

  2. Iaroslav Zdolnik
    July 19th, 2008 @ 11:35 am

    I wish to play on this string. By having general interests in guitar music.

  3. Fender Stratocaster
    July 1st, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

    I am not sure that owning a set of Davids signature strings will make my Strat sound any better – but they are worth a try – even just once!