Dy­lan’s ‘elec­tric’ gui­tar sells for nearly $1 mil­lion

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMET -

NEW YORK — The Fender Stra­to­caster that Bob Dy­lan played at the 1965 New­port Folk Fes­ti­val when he fa­mously went elec­tric has been sold at auc­tion for $965,000. The lot was sold Fri­day to an ab­sen­tee buyer. Christie’s says it is a record for a gui­tar sold at auc­tion. The fes­ti­val was a defin­ing mo­ment that marked Dy­lan’s move from acous­tic folk to elec­tric rock ’n’ roll.

It’s been in the pos­ses­sion of a New Jersey fam­ily for nearly 50 years. Dy­lan left it on a pri­vate plane pi­loted by the owner’s late fa­ther. Five lots of hand- and type­writ­ten lyric frag­ments found in­side the gui­tar case also are be­ing sold.

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