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Elvis Presley: 1963 Gibson Super 400 - Miniature Guitar Replica (UK Seller)

Elvis Presley - 1963 Gibson Super 400 Miniature Guitar.
No matter if you call yourself a music lover, or not, you will not be able to deny having a favourite Elvis Presley song. Elvis Aaron Presley is widely credited for being the cross-over point at which black American Blues/Folk music first became accessible to white music lovers. When That's Alright Mama, from the legendary Sun Studio Sessions first hit the airwaves in 1954, popular music was changed forever.

For an artist who very quickly gained the fitting title of 'The King Of Rock n' Roll', only an instrument of regal bearing would be good enough. Elvis always favoured Gibson guitars throughout his career and was pictured using a wide variety of them, both acoustic and electric. There are even pictures of him wielding a Gibson EDS 1275 Double Neck.

The guitar that has perhaps more than any other come to be associated with Elvis Presley, is the 1968 Comeback Special guitar. This beautiful instrument was a 1963 Gibson Super 400 CES and it actually belonged to Elvis' long time guitar player Scotty Moore. Moore purchased the Super 400 directly from Gibson in October 1963 for $237 and today it is considered to be one of 'The Guitars That Changed The World' and would certainly command a price tag of six figures.

Scotty Moore owned the guitar until December 1985 when he sold it to a collector for $10,000. That collector later sold it to the Hard Rock Café for $15,000 who put it on public display. Chet Atkins once asked Moore why he had sold the guitar so cheap, Moore replied 'I needed a tractor!'

The Super 400 was one of the most lavishly appointed electric archtops that Gibson ever produced and it had an abundance of gold, ebony and pearl fittings to match it's plush sunburst finish. When Elvis steps across the small stage, during the '68 Comeback Special, to swap guitars with Scotty Moore for Baby What You Want Me To Do, that is the moment the beautiful Gibson Super 400 CES takes it's rightful place in music history.  

An interesting footnote is that although the guitar eventually became a display piece and ceased to be played, the tractor worked right up to Moore's death in 2016.


This is an unlicensed, handmade miniature replica guitar. It is for display purposes only and cannot be played.

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