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Dylan's guitar from moment he 'went electric' in 1965 could fetch $500K at auction

In this undated photo provided by Christie's Auction House, the Fender Stratocaster a young Bob Dylan played at the historic 1965 Newport Folk Festival is shown. The festival was a defining moment that marked Dylan's move from acoustic folk to electric rock 'n' roll. The guitar can bring as much as $500 thousand when it goes up on the block at Christie’s on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Christie's Auction House, File)
December 05, 2013 - 11:34 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he famously went electric could bring as much as a half- million dollars when it goes up for auction.

The festival was a defining moment that marked Dylan's move from acoustic folk to electric rock 'n' roll.

It's been in the possession of a New Jersey family for nearly 50 years. Dylan left it on a private plane piloted by the owner's late father.

Christie's is selling it Friday for a presale estimate of $300,000 to $500,000.

Five lots of hand- and typewritten lyric fragments found inside the guitar case also are being sold. They have a presale estimate ranging from $3,000 to $30,000.

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