Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941, Duluth, Minnesota) is America's preeminent singer/songwriter, archetypal hipster, and winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Watch videos, read articles, and learn to play his unique guitar style.

For all of the acclaim that Bob Dylan has received in his long career as a singer-songwriter, there is a big part of his craft that has often gone unnoticed: his excellent acoustic guitar work. Songs like "Blowin’ in the Wind," "It Ain't Me Babe," and "A Simple Twist of Fate" show what a skilled and subtle accompanist Dylan is. 

bob dylan playing harmonica and guitar next to a microphone

Bob Dylan’s Acoustic Guitars

Throughout his career Bob Dylan has played a lot of acoustic guitars, mostly Gibsons and Martins, with some exceptions. Here, we take a close look at the guitars of Bob Dylan.