Elvis Presley Guitar From Iconic 1968 TV Special Goes Up for Auction, Could Fetch $1M

by Keeli Parkey
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Are you a fan of Elvis Presley? Are you in the market for a truly unique piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia? Do you have an extra $1 million to spend? If the answer to those questions is yes, you need to mark your calendar for an upcoming auction.

According to TMZ.com, the guitar the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll used in his 1968 comeback special will be on the auction block later this month. That guitar is a Hagstrom Viking II in a cherry red color. The special aired on NBC. It was the first time in seven years that Elvis had performed live. He had spent those years working on movies.

Presley looked awesome as he returned to the stage with this guitar. Images of Elvis dressed in black with the guitar in his hands are pretty iconic. The agency handling the auction is expecting the guitar to be sold for at least $750,000. They also believe the guitar could possibly go for as much as $1 million. The winner of the guitar will also receive sheet music used in the 1968 special.

The guitar has popped up in other places over the years, according to the article. It appeared again with Elvis Presley in the cover photo for his “From Elvis in Memphis” album. This Hagstrom Viking II guitar was also on view at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum.

Auction for Guitar Used by Elvis Presley Set for March 27

The agency in charge of auctioning this guitar is Kruse GWS Auctions. The auction for this Elvis Presley guitar will begin at 10 a.m. PDT on March 27.

Kruse GWS Auctions will also have more pieces of Elvis Presley’s history for sale. Reportedly among them is a necklace that features TCB in 14k yellow gold. TCB stands for “taking care of business.”

According to the agency’s website, other pieces that belonged to Elvis going up for auction are a guitar pick owned by Presley and an Omega Watch engraved with “E.A.P.”

Kruse GWS Auctions also has other pieces of history related to other famous performers going up for auction soon. These include pieces connected to Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe.

The auction also includes several vehicles used in movies. Among this list is the 1950 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limo that was used in “The Godfather.” The starting bid for his piece of Hollywood history is $20,000.

Another vehicle listed on the website is the 1964 Leslie Special Car used in “The Great Race” film. This vehicle also has a starting bid of $20,000.

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