Elvis' First Guitar On The Auction Block

Elvis Presley's first guitar is understandably old and tattered, the wood faded and held together by pieces of yellowed masking tape. But it’s still exciting music fans. On Sept. 24 and 25, the guitar will be part of a rock ‘n’ roll auction presented by Guernsey’s Auction House, which will include more than 1,000 lots of memorabilia, said Guernsey’s owner and president, Arlan Ettinger.

Ettinger estimates that Elvis’ guitar, for which the performer's parents paid just $10, could fetch $300,000 to $400,000. In a previous auction, Guernsey’s sold two Jerry Garcia guitars for $1 million each. “One could imagine that this guitar is worth as much if not more than that,” Ettinger said. “You’ve got to marvel at this guitar.” 

Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Sep 15, 2011
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Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2011report abuse
If there was a document signed by Elvis, his father or mother stating authenticity, then yes. Otherwise, bidder beware!
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 16, 2011report abuse
too much ducktape as far as I am concerned..
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
I question any type of these 'authentic' items supposedly once owned by Elvis, rings, books, clothers, guitars, whatever. They are all cause for suspicion. Stay away.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
I share Harvey's concern about this being the real think. Elvis himself said that when he traded the guitar in for a better instrument, the seller threw the old guitar away because it was in such a battered state.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2011report abuse
And this is genuine because...?

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