Gilmour uses a variety of guitars, and lap steel guitars, although he is most famously associated with the Fender Strat, namely his famous 'Black Strat' with white pickups .
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Alongside the likes of Brian May and Edward Van Halen, David Gilmour has one of the best loved and most sought after guitar tones in Rock. His multi-faceted use of sound ranges from an aggressive fuzz tone, to rich smooth overdriven tones laced with ethereal delays, to driving rhythmic clean chorus delay tones. His unique approach to tone shaping helped to craft some of the best loved songs in Rock music including Shine on You Crazy Diamond