A guitar Bob Dylan played during his Rolling Thunder Revue (as well as at the Concert for Bangladesh) sold at auction for almost $400,000.
An anonymous buyer picked up the 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar for $396,000. It was initially estimated to sell around the $300K mark.
Dylan’s guitar repairman, Larry Cragg, put the instrument up on the auction block. He initially bought it off of Dylan in 1977 for $500. The receipt was included in the sale.
“According to Cragg, he has kept the guitar in a humidity-controlled environment, with loosened strings for the forty years it’s been in his possession, and it has not been played since it was wielded by Bob Dylan in 1977,” according to Heritage Auctions, the house responsible for the sale.
That same year, Dylan switched entirely to Gibson guitars, and Cragg was the recipient of the famed six-string.
This isn’t the first guitar owned by the singer-songwriter that fetched big bucks: In 2013, a sunburst Fender Stratocaster he played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold at auction for $965,000.
Watch a detailed video on the Martin D-28 acoustic courtesy of Heritage Auctions:
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