Ownership of Dylan's Historic Guitar in Dispute

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Where's Bob Dylan's guitar? The veteran singer and PBS are in a dispute over the whereabouts of an electric guitar that Dylan plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.

That's not just any Fender Stratocaster. The "Dylan goes electric" guitar is quite possibly the most historic single instrument in rock 'n' roll.

PBS' "History Detectives" show claims that a New Jersey woman whose late father was a pilot who flew Dylan around in the 1960s has the guitar. But Dylan's lawyer said the singer still has it, although similar guitars were stolen from him around that time.

If the authenticated guitar ever went on the open marketplace, experts say it could fetch as much as a half million dollars.


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