Bob Dylan's guitar sells for nearly $400K at Dallas auction
Guitar repairman for Dylan, 76, bought the guitar in 1977 for $500
A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in the 1970s has sold in the U.S. at auction for nearly $400,000.
Heritage Auctions in Dallas says a buyer requesting anonymity paid $396,500 Saturday for the singer-songwriter's 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar. The company says Dylan played the guitar through his set at George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh in New York City in 1971 and during his Rolling Thunder Revue tour from October 1975 to May 1976.
The guitar was sold by Larry Cragg, who was Dylan's guitar repairman. The original 1977 purchase receipt, which was included in the offering, shows Cragg bought the guitar from Dylan for $500.
A Fender Stratocaster that Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he went electric sold for nearly $1 million in 2013.
Now 76, Dylan's numerous awards include Grammys and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nearly 30 years ago. The hall listed several Dylan songs among the 500 that have shaped rock, including Blowin' in the Wind (1963), The Times they are a-Changin' (1963) and Like a Rolling Stone (1965).
With files from CBC