The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction July 2019
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Elvis Presley's "Speedway" film used Fender Coronado II electric guitar. Elvis gifted this stunning guitar to his close friend Charlie Hodge for his personal use after the filming of the movie. Charlie first met Elvis when he was with a group called the Foggy Mountain River Boys. He and Elvis met again when Elvis was going to Germany for the Army. Elvis and Charlie became close friends and Charlie lived at Graceland in a converted apartment Elvis made for him and lived there until Elvis' passing in 1977. In addition to handling Elvis' guitars, keeping them tuned up and ready to be played, Charlie was Elvis' stage director and sang harmony and played guitar on stage with him, as well as handing Elvis his scarves. He helped Elvis with the set lists for the shows and also appeared as an extra in many of his films. Very good condition. Comes with a letter of provenance from Charlie Hodge, who mentions that this was one of the few times Elvis used an electric guitar in one of his movies, photos from the film showing Elvis with the guitar, and a Gotta Have Rock & Roll™ Certificate of Authenticity.
Elvis Presley "Speedway" Film Used Fender Coronado II Guitar
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000
Final Bid: $35,373
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
Number of Bids: 7
Auction closed on Saturday, July 27, 2019.
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