Elvis Presley acoustic guitar will auction for $50,000+ at Heritage

A limited edition acoustic guitar that Elvis Presley played on stage is expected to see some of the highest bids in Heritage Auctions' December 6 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction in Dallas.

Elvis acoustic guitar
Elvis played the guitar briefly in Denver in tribute to its creators

The guitar, played by Elvis during his show in Denver, Colorado in 1976, is valued at more than $50,000.

The guitar was originally gifted to Elvis by the owners of NBN Guitars while he was visiting Vail, Colorado on January 8, 1976. He then played the guitar on April 23 of the same year, when he was performing at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver.

Also included in the lot is one of Elvis' chipped Fender guitar picks. Accompanying will be a letter of authenticity from NBN, as well as from singer/songwriter Joe Esposito and the Elvis Presley Museum.

Beatles signed Please Please Me
Albums in the 1960s are generally signed on the back, as the fronts were covered with a film that did not take ink easily

Elvis memorabilia leads the sale, with the King's personal Saint-Gaudens $20 coin necklace expected to bring the second highest bids at $40,000+. Suspended from a thick 14k gold rope chain, the 1924 $20 coin is surrounded with gold wirework.

The necklace, worn by Elvis in the 70s, was gifted to his friend and gospel singer JD Summer soon after.

Also among the star lots is a Beatles signed copy of Please Please Me, their very first album, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. One of the finest known copies, with a grade of VG-EX6, and complete with the original vinyl record inside, it is valued at $30,000+.

See our fantastic selection of Beatles memorabilia for sale, including a signed copy of A Hard Day's Night, which is rarer than Please Please Me, with only around 8-10 copies known. 

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