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Julien's often lands remarkable items for its auctions, but the May 19 sale being hosted at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City will include one extraordinarily rare instrument - the 1965 Fender Telecaster that Bob Dylan shocked the folk world with when he went electric in 1966.  The guitar,  played by Robbie Robertson on the Band's Music From Big Pink and used by him at Woodstock, the Isle of Wight and Watkins Glen, was black when Robertson first got it.  He had it stripped down to the original wood in 1970.  One of Dylan's few recorded electric guitar solos was done with this instrument on Blonde On Blonde's Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat.  Adding to its projected value, George Harrison and Eric Clapton also played it.  Estimates are that it will bring as much as $600,000.  Don't be surprised if it goes goes for even more.
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