The first in the “Volumes” series of limited edition Blackwing pencils, the Blackwing 725 pays tribute to the Newport Folk Festival and their impact on the landscape of folk, rock and roots music. The pencil features a sunburst finish, white imprint, black eraser and balanced graphite.
The pencil’s unique lacquer is inspired by the sunburst finish on the Fender Stratocaster that fueled what Rolling Stone Magazine called one of “50 Moments that Changed Rock n’ Roll”: Bob Dylan’s first plugged-in performance. The model number is taken from the 25th day of the 7th month, which marks the date of Dylan’s memorable set. It also marks the date of the Saturday night showcase at the 2015 festival, which features a new generation of insurgent artists including Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and Nikki Lane.