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Fender Stratocaster 1962 Gold sparkle formerly Owned by Bob Dylan

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Guitars that have belonged to Bob Dylan are a very rare sighting on the market. Not because Dylan hasn't had many guitars, since over the years he's used a large amount of instruments in many different styles, from pre-war Martins to Yamahas. That scarcity of Dylan-owned guitars is due to the artist's personality. Dylan has turned into a mysterious hermit that never gives interviews and never sells any of his personal belongings at auction. The rare exceptions to that rule are indeed very sought after by the Zimmerman fans.

This Strat is therefore a very special one with a great story to boot. It started life as a 1962 slabboard L series (a very early L series then), which Dylan sent to Fender in 1991 to have it refinished in gold sparkle. Bob then proceeded to play that guitar between 1991 and 1994, before it was sold by A famous New York City Guitar Shop in the famous Greenwich Village New York store. We met a seller who was working back in the day there and wrote us a letter to describe how the instrument was sold, The refinish work is second to none, which should come as no surprise to those who are familiar with the man who did it, J.W. Black. Black was an early Custom Shop master builder who learned his craft with Sadowsky and worked on guitars for Jeff Beck, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, back when the Custom Shop's mission mostly was to service this rock star clientele.

This Strat comes with a certificate of authenticity signed Guitar Point CEO Detlef Adler and a COA Signed by Cesar Diaz, another major character in the guitar world of the eighties and nineties. Diaz has worked as a tech with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Clapton and the Stones, then he became a guitar tech for Dylan's band, and went on to play guitar in Dylan's band. It's not every day you get to play a Strat that belonged to a Nobel prize winner.

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