Elvis Presley Guitar Auctioned Off At Christie's

Christie's sold the "The Chips Moman Collection". One of the guitars up for sale was a Gibson Super 400 CES semi-acoustic guitar given to him in 1962 by original Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore. "To me, that's the most important rock and roll guitar in history," he says. "I just hope whoever bought it uses it and doesn't just put it away. It deserves to be played because it's still a beautiful instrument." The guitar, which sold for 58,000 pounds, is featured on many Presley hits and appears in the movie Jailhouse Rock. It was also used by Moman himself on classic soul recordings by Aretha Franklin ("I Never Loved a Man") and Wilson Pickett ("Land of a Thousand Dances"). Bringing everything full circle, it can also be heard on Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds," a 1969 smash hit produced by Moman.
Source: Elvis World Japan / Updated: Apr 28, 2000 
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