Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Bob Dylan Owned and Stage Played Hofner Harmonica and Neckstand (1961). Earliest Known Example. An absolutely incredible piece of popular music history, offered here is a Hohner "Marine Band" harmonica and metal neckstand, similar to the one used by Folk Rock paragon Bob Dylan at his very first paid gig, at Gerde's Folk City on April 11, 1961, where he supported Blues legend John Lee Hooker. According to the accompanying provenance, the set was left to the parents of Peter McKenzie after Dylan moved out of their New York apartment in 1961. Included is a copy of a handwritten note from Dylan reading "These are for you. They're a bit worn, but still good! Bob". Also included are four photocopies of black-and-white photos of Dylan using a similar harmonica. The Harmonica measures approximately 4" x 1", and when folded, the neckstand measures 7" x 7". In Fine condition, both items show some wear due to age and use. Possibly the most important harmonica in the history of Dylan's career.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2018
    21st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,486

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 March 8 Musical Instruments - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    It was a great day! Thank you for the great work! I appreciate your help and attention on the sale.
    Richard L.,
    Island Park, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 10 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 November 10 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $273,197