That's a cool way of handling it, IMO (as I watch the Who do their, what, 13th tour after their famed 'last one' in 1984 LOL).In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gilmour said that people should not interpret this auction as any indication of retirement. “Retiring is not a hard and fast thing for me in my life,” he said. “I don’t really have to retire. I don’t have to say those words. I don’t have to state that have retired or anything like that. If I retire, it will be a quiet, unnoticeable process at some point. But I’m not at that moment.”
This is one of the reasons why this will sell so high. The buyer’s going to want to see what was done.While the black Strat is certainly iconic it's been extensively modded and changed over the years. The only part left from the early days is the body and possibly the selector switch . It's been through a crap load of different parts over the years I including necks. It'll probably sell for a boat load of money anyway.