Fleetwood Owen Sued Over Elvis Bogus Guitar

A company co-owned by Mick Fleetwood, a founder of the rock band Fleetwood Mac, has been sued by a man claiming the firm sold him a bogus Elvis Presley guitar. Comedian Gordie Brown of Reno, Nevada, said in the lawsuit that he bought the guitar for nearly $ 63,000 through an Internet site operated by Fleetwood Owen Ltd., owned by Fleetwood and auctioneer Ted Owen. The Chet Atkins Gretsch guitar was said to be the one used by Presley during a show on the opening night of the Las Vegas International Hotel in 1969, according to the lawsuit. Brown claimed Presley's estate owns the actual guitar and houses it at Graceland, Presley's mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. Neither Fleetwood Owen Ltd., based in Britain, nor Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. returned calls seeking comment. The claim, filed Sept. 25 in Santa Monica Superior Court, seeks a refund for the purchase, plus unspecified expenses.
Source: Fleetwood Owen / Updated: Oct 7, 2001
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