At 3:51 you can clearly see him playing his famous studio distortion rig which he describes in an interview for guitar world in 1988 where he reveals his use of a Steinberger guitar. “That very nasty distortion you hear at the beginning of the song is basically the result of the Steinberger going through two little amps in the studio—a Fender Super Champ and a Gallien-Krueger. I use a Boss Heavy Metal distortion pedal and a Boss digital delay pedal, which then goes into the Fender Super Champ. And that in combination with the internal distortion on the Gallien-Krueger was how I got that particular sound." Link to the interview: http://www.guitarworld.com/pink-floyds-david-gilmour-discusses-his-technique-and-gear-1988-guitar-world-interview Here is a link to a site where you can see Gilmour holding his Steinberger and next to it you can see it being revealed as being the GMT-six: http://jeffbabicz.com/steinberger-sound.htmmore
"After the success of the "block" models Steinberger designed a more "standard" looking guitar, the M series. Buck's first M series is the GM1, which was designed by Mike Rutherford (Genesis) and his guitar tech. The GM1 came with one pickup, and he had it retrofitted with an additional single coil in the neck position. Buck also has several later models, the GM4-T and the stunning tobacco sunburst GM7-T, both of which feature the TransTrem, a Steinberger invention that allows you to transpose the guitar as a whole,in tune, in steps and half-steps in both directions. All total, Buck has 7 different M series guitars. These guitars are still in Buck's collection."more
The solo was recorded at my own studio that I used to have when I lived in a village in Hertfordshire. I played it on my Steinberger with the trans trem through a Trace Elliot TVT9 160 watt valve top though one of those weird 3 speaker reflector cabs they used to make. It was miked with an SM58.more
The one pictured is not a true M series. The true M series have transtrems. The 2 I have: an '87 GM1T with an added front EMG SA and Roland GK3 internal. EMG 89 in the bridge. Also my main Steinberger: an '88 GM4T with EMG SA's and an EMG 89 in the bridge position.