Bob Dylan Guitar Sells For Nearly $400,000

A Bob Dylan artifact has fetched a big return at an auction over the weekend. A guitar owned by the rock icon and Nobel Prize laureate was sold for just under $400,000. The auction took place on Saturday and was run by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, according to Billboard. Heritage said a buyer, who has asked to remain anonymous, had a winning bid of $396,500. The guitar is a 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic. Heritage says Dylan played the instrument for his appearance at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh in 1971. The singer also used it for his Rolling Thunder Revue tour, which began in October of 1975 and ran through May of 1976. The guitar had previously been owned by a man named Larry Cragg, who had been employed to repair Dylan’s guitars. Cragg had bought the guitar from Dylan in 1977 for $500 dollars. While $400,000 is a lot for a guitar, it isn’t the most paid for a Dylan guitar. According to Billboard, a Fender Stratocaster played by Dylan at his iconic appearance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold for about $1 million in 2013. Copyright(c) 2017 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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