Elvis Presley's Guitar on Display at the Musical Instrument Museum
The Musical Instrument Museum already boasts some cool rock 'n' roll relics, including an Eric Clapton guitar and John Lennon's piano. But on Sunday, June 19, the museum will unveil perhaps its most iconic instrument yet: a 1975 Martin D28 acoustic guitar that belonged to Elvis Presley.
The guitar, di Perna explained, was found in an upstairs closet at Graceland in 1982. Irene Peters of MIM will restore the guitar, including fixing cracks near the top and bottom of the body, a crack by the strap pin, and removing excess glue from a pick guard that was re-glued sloppily. She'll also restore the finish worn off the guitar surface, where it looks like Presley's guitar strap slipped and scraped the finish. Peters estimates restorations -- including documentations --- could take about ten hours total.
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