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A 1962 Fender Stratocaster in extremely rare Gold Sparkle finish, previously owned by the legendary Bob Dylan.

Commonly considered to be one of the best years for Stratocasters, 1962 Strats are highly sought after. Making this guitar even more unique is its Gold Sparkle finish, done in the Fender Custom Shop in 1991. The guitar was brought to the shop by Cesar Diaz, who was a guitar technician and amplifier builder who worked for greats such as Eric Clapton, he also played in Bob Dylan's band in the early 1990s. Included along with the guitar is a copy of the original invoice from the Fender Custom Shop, addressed to "Cesar Diaz c/o Bob Dylan", stating the order: "Refinish to gold sparkle per Bob's specification". Also provided is a letter signed by Cesar Diaz on his stationery, stating that the guitar belonged to Bob Dylan, , as well as a letter from Detlef Alder of Guitar Point, citing the ownership history and certifying the guitar's authenticity.

This guitar, one of the very few 1962 Stratocasters to have a gold sparkle finish - perhaps one of out of fewer than 10 - is in mint condition. The sparkle finish is luminescent. The neck block is signed by J. Black, a Fender master builder from 1989 to 2002. The professionally-done refinish aside, every single aspect of this guitar is original and true to the 1962 Fender Stratocaster.

Bob Dylan is of course one of the most iconic figures in musical history. One of the best selling artists of all time, he has received numerous Grammys, a Golden Globe, and the Nobel Prize in Literature. Lauded as "the voice of a generation," Dylan's songs became anthems for the counterculture movement that was burgeoning in the 1960s. His originality and his talent for complex and poetic lyrics remain defining features of his groundbreaking music.

Guitar comes complete with original Fender brown tolex hardshell case.

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Bob Dylan's 1962 Gold Sparkle Fender Stratocaster

Estimate $150,000 - $250,000Dec 2, 2017