Bob Dylan’s guitar expected to sell for $300,000+ at auction
A guitar played by Bob Dylan in 1970s is expected to sell for more than $300,000 when it goes up for auction next month.
The 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic will be on the auction block Nov. 11 in Dallas. Dylan played the guitar through his set at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh in New York in 1971 and during his Rolling Thunder Revue tour, 1975-1976.
Billboard reports the guitar is being sold by Dylan’s guitar repairman Larry Cragg, when he bought it from Dylan in 1977. The original receipt from the purchase was for $500.
Cragg said Dylan’s guitar is so famous that “it’s kind of past being a guitar now. It’s the kind of thing that you’d think that people would put in a glass case or in a museum somewhere.”
Here’s the auction item posted by Heritage Auctions:
The Fender Strat Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he went electric sold for almost $1 million in 2013.