Lot 54
  • 54

Bob Dylan

3,000 - 5,000 USD
8,125 USD
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  • Concert-Played Harmonica, used circa 1989-1990
  • harmonica
Harmonica in the key of A, (4 x 3/4  x 1 in.; 102 x 19 x 25 mm). Engraved on upper and lower sides with manufacturer’s details "Marine Band Harmonica | M. Hohner | Made in Germany." Minor wear consistent with use

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Signed "Bob Dylan" and used during the so called "Never Ending Tour" circa 1989-1990

The image of Bob Dylan punctuating his guitar strumming with harmonica is indelible and it remains a staple of his live shows. Early on, he switched to a single key harmonica from the more complex chord harmonicas, in emulation of the great Blues harp players. He quickly became good enough to back up other players including Big Joe Williams and Fred Neil.

"More than any other instrument, the harmonica would always seem tailored to his musical ideas, and it remains the only 'lead' instrument he can play with any confidence." (Heylin, Behind the Shades)