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AP: Dylan's Newport guitar to be auctioned in NYC

By By ULA ILNYTZKY

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he famously went electric is coming up for auction, where it could bring as much as half a million dollars.

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, Vic Quinto.

Christie's tells The Associated Press that the guitar is being offered for sale Dec. 6.

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

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