Lot 87 - Elvis Presley Owned Guitar
A guitar, amplifier and lead owned by Elvis Presley during his Army years
A copper/bronze finished Alden Solid body electric guitar produced around 1958, owned by Elvis Presley (1935-1977) during his Army period. It is derived from the Harmony H44 Stratatone and has an “A” badge on the headstock. Comes complete with Elvis’ Valve amplifier and lead.
The guitar is believed to have been gifted to Captain Betts, Elvis’ commanding Officer. It is accompanied by unpublished photographs and a newspaper article relating to Elvis’ visits to Betts’ home in Germany. The photographs comprise five images of Elvis playing piano and six 8” x 10” black and white images of Elvis helping to erect a war memorial in Germany. Two of the photographs carry a stamp stating that they are for private use only and must not be published. Another photograph in this lot shows Elvis dressed in his army uniform with the guitar in Germany.
Accompanied by a signed letter of authentication from Walt Disney Attractions, Inc. certifying that the item has been examined by them and declared authentic.
End Date: 2012-05-24 19:30:00