'Incredibly rare' Bob Dylan guitar goes under the hammer

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If you're a Bob Dylan fan with some cash lying around, then you may want to get in on this. 

The guitar used by the singer during the recording of his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde has gone up for auction through online auction house, Gotta Have Rock and Roll. 

According to the Gotta Have Rock and Roll website, the 1965 Fender Electric XII was appraised at $1 million (R14.3 million) by Heritage Auction Appraisal Services and is set at a minimum bid of $215 000 (R3 million).

"Bob Dylan personally owned Fender XII String Electric Guitar played on the Blonde on Blonde sessions, which is referred to as rock's first great double album. During those initial sessions in late 1965, Dylan played a host of Fenders. Many of the guitars are recognized as production models; however, this Electric XII is an incredibly rare specimen [sic]," a description on the site reads.

"This piece is without a doubt the ultimate Dylan guitar and is one of the most important guitars of the 1960s and rock history," it goes on to say. 

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