Dylan's electric guitar from Newport up for sale - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Dylan's electric guitar from Newport up for sale


The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he famously went electric could bring as much as a half- million dollars when it goes up for 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.
Christie's is selling it Friday for a presale estimate of $300,000 to $500,000.
Five lots of hand- and typewritten lyric fragments found inside the guitar case also are being sold. They have a presale estimate ranging from $3,000 to $30,000.

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