March 27 - Sold!

The Hagstrom V-2 Guitar that Elvis Presley used in his iconic ''68 Comeback Special' was sold at the Kruse GWS Artifacts of Hollywood and Music auction for US$500,000. 

Elvis Presley played this guitar for the opening segment as well as during one of the live "stand-up" segments, and is pictured with it on the cover of the RCA album, 'From Elvis in Memphis'.

This guitar belonged to Al Casey, who performed in the backing band during the special. According to the accompanying letter from Casey, he was asked to let Elvis use the guitar by the producers, as they thought it would look beautiful on camera and with the set. 

This incredibly important artifact has not been offered for auction since the 1990s and is one of the most historically significant and iconic instruments of all time. 

Other interesting / fun auction results were:

- Elvis Personally Owned Omega DeVille Watch Engraved "E.A.P"' sold for US$6,500.

- Elvis Personally Owned Yamaha Snowmobile Boots in Original Box' sold for US$5,000.

- Elvis Presley 5 Sun 45s Signed by Sam Phillips sold for US$6,000.00.

- Elvis Presley 14K Blue Enamel TCB Necklace sold for US$16,000.00.

(Source: Kruse GWS / Elvis Information Network)