Bob Dylan Guitar From Rolling Thunder Revue Sells For $400000 at Auction

Elias Hubbard
November 14, 2017

The guitar was put up for auction by Larry Cragg, Dylan's former guitar repairman who purchased the instrument from the iconic rocker back in 1977 for $500 following Dylan's decision that year to exclusively perform with Gibson guitars. The auction house Heritage Auctions sold the tool 1963 to an unknown buyer.

Dylan notably played his whole set at 1971's Concert for Bangladesh on the guitar, performing alongside George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Ringo Starr, among others.

The winning bidder will receive not only the guitar in its original case, but also the original 1977 purchase receipt stating, "Bought from Bob Dylan, Martin D-28 #196405 and case for $500.00".

Well-known auction house Heritage Auctions released a tool sold for 400 thousand dollars.

The guitar that Bob Dylan played during his Rolling Thunder Revue and at the Concert for Bangladesh sold for nearly $400,000 at auction on Saturday.

Earlier, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel prize. Dylan was the last musician to have played the guitar since 1977. Over the weekend, the guitar sold at auction for $396,000-almost $100,000 more than its pre-auction estimate.

Since purchasing the guitar from Dylan, Cragg stored the guitar, with its strings loosened, in a humidity-controlled environment.

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