Bob Dylan’s Newport Folk Guitar Will Be Auctioned
After several legal disputes, the iconic guitar that Bob Dylan used when he “plugged in” at Newport Folk Festival in 1965 is going up for auction. The Fender Stratocaster was lost soon after the festival and eventually ended up in New Jersey, where resident Dawn Peterson’s family has owned it for several decades. Dylan claimed the guitar as his after Peterson appeared on the PBS show _History Detectives_, but eventually settled with her.
The auction will also include the sale of handwritten Dylan lyrics that were found in the guitar case. The lyrics include fragments that became the songs “Just Like a Woman,” “Temporary Like Achilles” and the Blonde on Blonde outtake “Medicine Sunday.”
According to History Detectives, the guitar could fetch $500,000 and the lyrics could be worth $50,000.