David Gilmour: "the wall" solo was recorded on Gibson





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Published on Feb 23, 2012

the guitar is most likely Gibson 1955 or 1956 Les Paul Goldtop with P90s

Guitars and amps used in recording sessions of "'The Wall" album according to gilmourish.com :

Fender Stratocaster "The Black Strat"
- 1969 black alder body with a black pickguard, Charvel flamed maple neck and Fender 1971 neck and middle pickups and a DiMarzio FS-1 bridge pickup.
Fender Esquire
- 1955 sunburst ash body with black pickguard and maple neck. Fitted with a custom Seymour Duncan neck pickup.
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop
- 1955 model with Gibson P-90 "soapbar" pickups.
Fender Baritone VI
- Run Like Hell recording sessions.
Fender Telecaster Custom
- 1959 three colour sunburst alder body fitted with a custom Stratocaster neck pickup and rosewood neck.
Jedson lap steel (blonde)
ZB pedal steel guitar
Ovation Custom Legend 1619-4 acoustic steel string guitar
- Comfortably Numb recording sessions with high octave tuning.
Ovation 1613-4 acoustic nylon string guitar
Martin D12-28 12-string acoustic guitar
Martin D35 acoustic steel string guitar

Hiwatt DR103 All Purpose 100W heads
- with Mullard 4xEL34's power tubes and 4xECC83's pre-amp tubes.
Yamaha RA-200 revolving speaker cabinet
Alembic F-2B tube preamp
- Yamaha preamp.
WEM Super Starfinder 200 cabinets
- with 4×12" Fane Crescendo speakers.

The album was recorded in several locations. In France, Super Bear Studios was used between January and July 1979, with Waters recording his vocals at the nearby Studio Miraval. Michael Kamen supervised the orchestral arrangements at CBS Studios in New York, in September. Over the next two months the band used Cherokee Studios and The Village Recorder in Los Angeles. A plan to work with the Beach Boys at the Sundance Productions studio in Los Angeles was cancelled. For a week in November they worked at the Producers Workshop, also in Los Angeles.


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