Limited Volume #725. Balanced Graphite. Stratocaster Finishing. Music is a big part of Blackwing’s past, present and future. Few events embody the Blackwing spirit like the famed Newport Folk Festival, which takes place every July in Newport, Rhode Island. The Blackwing 725 pencil pays tribute to Newport as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1965 festival and its impact on music and culture.
8" wide by 1" tall by 1" deep
Cherish and use wisely.
The pencil’s unique lacquer is inspired by the sunburst finish on the Fender Stratocaster that fueled what Rolling Stone called one of “50 Moments that Changed Rock n’ Roll.”
The Newport Folk Festival® is a place for people who crave innovation but appreciate tradition. It has served as the setting for groundbreaking performances by artists like Johnny Cash and Howlin’ Wolf, and it helped launch the careers of iconic artists such as Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Perhaps its most memorable moment came in 1965 when Bob Dylan took center stage with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and played a controversial electric set that included the first known performance of “Like a Rolling Stone”.