“These guitars have been very good to me,” Gilmour told Rolling Stone. “They’re my friends. They have given me lots of music. I just think it’s time that they went off and served someone else. I have had my time with them. And of course the money that they will raise will do an enormous amount of good in the world, and that is my intention.”
The money from the sales will be going to Gilmour’s own charitable foundation which he says will help the, “larger needs of famine relief, homelessness and displacement of people throughout the world.”
You might think that, with Gilmour selling so many of his collection, he might have lost his mind. But, he notes that it’s a matter of “cleaning house” and he’s been planning to sell many of them since 1987, he just hasn’t gotten around to it.