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Bob Dylan’s Sunburst FenderStratocaster made rock history when he played bob dylan sj-200 collectors at the 1965 Newport folk festival. Almost 50 years later, the instrument made another “moment” at an auction in New Yorkon Friday when it sold for nearly $1 million – the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction.
Christie’s auction house did not immediately identify the absentee buyer who agreed to pay $965,000 (£590,432) for the sunburst-finish guitar.
The Fender Stratocaster played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport folk festival
The Stratocaster played by Dylan bob dylan sj-200 collectors at the 1965 Newport festival. Photograph: Christie’s/AP,The Newport festival, in Rhode Island, was a defining moment for Dylan, marking his move from acoustic folk to electric rock’n’roll. His three-song electric set was met with outrage from folk Bob Dylan Guitar Tabs purists who viewed his turn to rock as treachery. He returned for an acoustic encore with the song It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.
The pre-sale estimate by Christie’s auction house for the Bob Dylan Guitar Tabs guitar, which is being sold with its original black leather strap and hard-shell case, is $300,000-$500,000.The previous record for a guitar sold at auction was Eric Clapton’s Fender, nicknamed Blackie, which sold at Christie’s for $959,500 in 2004.
The Bob Dylan Guitar Tabs guitar has 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, Vic Quinto, who worked for the musician’s manager.