- Day by Day: What did Elvis Presley do on September 1954
After recording his first record, Elvis went to O.K. Houck Piano Company, a music store on Union Avenue, to trade his old guitar for a 1941 Martin D-18. This guitar was $175. Elvis did get $ 8 for his old guitar, but was very surprised to see it disappear into the trash immediately; Elvis was shocked and said: "shucks, it still played good"