One of Elvis PresleyThe most famous guitars are in the auction block … and their acquisition may require a ransom from the king.
The historic 1942 Elvis Martin D-18 guitar – which the King owned between 1954 and 1956 – will be up for auction at Gotta Have Rock and Roll, and no doubt it will go to a serious collector with huuuuge pockets. The minimum bid starts at $ 1.2 million. It should bring in up to THREE MILLION BUCKS.
The investment is definitely worth it … because the instrument exudes musical history. To begin with, the guitar is often called Elvis ‘Sun Sessions’ guitar. Elvis has recorded at the iconic Sun Studios in Memphis, TN and has also performed with guitar on stage.
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll bought the guitar from the OK Houck Piano Store in Memphis, in exchange for their Martin 000-18 model. He then decorated the body of the guitar with adhesive metal letters spelling out “ELVIS”. Today, the “S.” on guitar. The extensive wear visible on the guitar, no doubt, is due to Elvis’ hard scratching and frequent use of the guitar.
And, get this … while Elvis owned the guitar, he also recorded the classics “That’s Alright (Mama)”, “Blue Moon of Kentucky” and “Good Rockin ‘Tonight”, to name a few – some.
The new owner of this guitar will receive tons of paperwork proving authenticity … a photocopy of the receipt from OK Houck Piano and photocopies of correspondence from the curator of the Country Music Hall of Fame to a historical note on the guitar. . which would have been Elvis’ first guitar. the auction opens July 22. Good luck !!!