Bob Dylan is one of the most iconic musicians of all time who’s changed his style many times. And now a guitar from one of his most famous transformations is going up for auction.
A 1965 Fender Telecaster guitar used by Dylan during his 1966 “Going Electric” tour is going up for auction. Going Electric was Dylan’s first ever electric tour and he took part in the tour with his backing bad, the Hawks who later became known as the Band. Dylan continued using this Telecaster throughout the 1960’s and the 1970’s, and was featured on recordings of Blonde on Blonde and The Basement Tapes.
Dylan shared the guitar with Band singer-guitarist Robbie Robertson, who used it while playing at Woodstock and the Isle of Wight. Other guitarists who’ve used the Telecaster include Eric Clapton and George Harrison.
So clearly this is an important piece of rock n’ roll memorabilia. Julien’s Auctions, who is auctioning off the guitar as part of its Music Icons sale, expect the instrument to sell for between $400,000 and $600,000. A portion of the proceeds of the sale will go towards the American Indian College Fund.
Wouldn’t it be great if Dylan bought his own guitar? That seems like the kind of crazy thing he would do.