VIDEO: Dylan's Newport Folk Festival Guitar Up for Auction




The sunburst Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan famously plugged in at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival will finally be auctioned off in New York at Christie's on December 6th.

The guitar on which Dylan went electric is expected to bring in as much as $500,000, the Associated Press reports, and will be auctioned alongside five sheets of handwritten and typed fragments of lyrics that would later appear in "In the Darkness of Your Room," "Absolutely Sweet Marie" and other songs. The lyrics – which were found in the Strat's case – are estimated between $3,000 and $5,000.





While Dylan and his camp initially denied the authenticity of the guitar, Paterson had it examined and certified on the PBS show History Detectives last year.



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