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Dylan guitar sells for $965,000

The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he famously went electric has been sold at auction for $965,000 - or £590,000.

The lot was sold in New York to an absentee buyer. Christie's said it is a record for a guitar sold at auction.

Newport Folk festival was the defining moment that marked Dylan's move from the acoustic folk world to electric rock 'n' roll.

It has 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.

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