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. 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.
Officials with the Dallas-based Heritage Auctions say that a famous guitar owned by Minnesota native Bob Dylan was auctioned off for almost 400 thousand dollars. Guitar famous, using it at a concert in NY 1971 by the legendary musician. He then took it on tour for his Rolling Thunder Revue series that spanned 57 shows between 1975 and 1976, a period that also saw the release of his 17th studio album, Desire. In fact, the original receipt was included with the guitar at the time of its sale.
When Dylan made a decision to switch to Gibson as his guitar company of choice, he sold this Martin, serial number 196405, alongside two others.
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Heritage Auctions, who managed the listing, began the auction at $300,000.
Dylan's guitar was purchased from Heritage Auctions by an anonymous bidder.
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