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The guitar Bob Dylan played on his first electric tour has just sold for $490,000

While us average young people of the world are saving our dollars with false hopes of someday cracking into a seemingly impenetrable housing market… others are out there dropping nearly 500 grand on old Bob Dylan guitars.

However, through all my bitterness, I’ve gotta admit… if I had that much cash to throw around, I’d probably be doing the same thing.

If you need a reminder that there are people out there heaps richer than you… The guitar Bob Dylan played on his first electric tour just sold for nearly 500 grand.

In 1965, Bob Dylan embarked on a particularly significant national US tour, as it was the first tour on which he played an electric guitar.

Earlier this year, that very guitar – a Fender Telecaster – went for auction at Julien’s Music Icons Sale, and has now been sold for $490,000.

The iconic guitar has featured on a range of Dylan albums including Blonde on Blonde and The Basement Tapes.

This August, Dylan will be returning to Oz with a huge national tour. And although you won’t be seeing the ’65 Telecaster in action, this is definitely a tour you don’t wanna miss.

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday… and I’m sure they’re a little more affordable than Dylan’s old guitars.

Check out tour dates below:

Wednesday, 8th August – Perth Arena, Perth (All Ages)
Saturday, 11th August – Botanic Park, Adelaide (All Ages)
Monday, 13th August – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (All Ages)
Saturday, 18th August – ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney
Monday, 20th August – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Wednesday, 22nd August – Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
Friday, 24th August – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Tickets & Info here.



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May 21, 2018