You Can Own Bob Dylan’s 1965 Fender Telecaster Played At Woodstock And ‘Blonde On Blonde’

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Now is your chance to own a legendary piece of music history. Bob Dylan’s 1965 Fender Telecaster that he used to record ‘Blonde on Blonde’ is hitting the auction block for the first time ever. It’s also not entirely fair to call this Bob Dylan‘s guitar because this 1965 Fender Telecaster was used by so many other Rock and Roll legends including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, and more.

This guitar was used heavily by Robbie Robertson of The Band on compositions like ‘Across the Great Divide,’ ‘Up on Cripple Creek,’ and ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.’ Robertson played this guitar at the Isle of Wight, Woodstock, Festival Express, and at Watkins Glen during the concert which broke the Guinness World Record for attendance.

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Your favorite music news sites like Billboard, Rolling Stone, Spin, and Guitar World are today talking about the 1965 Fender Telecaster that Bob Dylan​ used during his first electric tour in 1966 – and was also used by Robbie Robertson, George Harrison and Eric Clapton… it will be in our Music Icons memorabilia auction on May 19th at Hard Rock Cafe New York​ on online at Julien's Live! Join Julien’s in New York City at the Hard Rock Cafe on May 19, 2018 for an unprecedented MUSIC ICONS 2018 event. The headliner of this blockbuster auction will be one of the most historically important guitars in rock history, a 1965 Fender Telecaster electric guitar, played by two of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time: pop culture icon Bob Dylan and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legendary songwriter and guitarist, Robbie Robertson. The legendary instrument first came onto the music scene making history as the guitar played by acoustic folk icon Bob Dylan on his first tour "going electric" with the Hawks in 1966; his backing band would become famously renamed and revered as The Band. Played by Robbie Robertson on classic compositions such as "Up on Cripple Creek", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and by Dylan on the revolutionary 1966 Blonde on Blonde, Robertson said "This guitar has been on the front lines of so many phenomenal events, I gaze at it with amazement." The guitar was also played extensively by other music legends including Eric Clapton​, George Harrison​ and Levon Helm​, defining the sound of some of the greatest rock and roll albums of all time. The MUSIC ICONS event will also feature rare and iconic items and memorabilia representing all genres of music from The Beatles​ to Britney Spears​. Learn more at www.JuliensAuctions.com! #Prince #Memorabilia #Auction #HardRock #HardRockCafe #NewYork #NYC #MusicIcons #LiveAuction #PaisleyPark #GeorgeHarrison #EricClapton #RobbieRobertson #BobDylan #Sports #TheBeatles

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The guitar will hit the auction block on Saturday, May 19th at Julien’s Auctions in New York at Hard Rock Cafe, and it will be sold alongside other pieces of music history when a collection titled ‘PROPERTY FROM THE LIFE AND CAREER OF PRINCE’ goes up for bidding. This guitar is expected to fetch somewhere between $400,000-$600,000.

“To witness Robbie Robertson’s legendary electric guitar come to auction is a once in a lifetime event,” said Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien’s Auctions. “This special Telecaster has been played not only by Robertson but by Dylan, Clapton, Harrison and was center stage in the 20th century’s most important music and is arguably one of the most legendary instruments of all time.”

So how do you get your hands on this guitar? You can check out the listing on the Julien’s Auctions website. You’ll need to register on the Julien’s Auctions website in order to bid on Bob Dylan’s 1965 Fender Telecaster so be sure to do that if you plan on spending half a million dollars next month on a guitar. You can read all about guitar here in the auction catalog as well.

(h/t Hiconsumption)


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