Thursday, 10 October 2002

Elvis Presley

Elvis' first ever guitar on sale

A 50-year-old guitar held together with scraps of tape could fetch £4 million at auction. The instrument was handed to her son by Mrs Presley for his 11th birthday back in 1946. It cost the equivalent of a fiver but was to help little Elvis to become the biggest rock ‘n’ roll legend the world has ever seen. More...

Pictured: Elvis plays guitar (a Gibson Trini Lopez, I believe [edit: no it wasn't, it was a Hagstrom]): probably not the one his mother bought him for his 11th birthday.

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