Elvis Presley’s 1942 Martin D-18 guitar sells for $1.32M at auction

Bought! Gotta Have Rock and Roll made historical past Saturday by auctioning off the most costly Elvis Presley memorabilia ever bought – The King’s 1942 Martin D-18 guitar.

Customized 'Sun Sessions' guitar: A wealthy mystery fan bought the vintage instrument for $1.32M, rather than the expected $2M-$3M price

Custom-made ‘Solar Classes’ guitar: A rich thriller fan purchased the classic instrument for $1.32M, quite than the anticipated $2M-$3M value.

 

Two-year interval: Between 1954-56, the three-time Grammy winner recorded songs like That is All Proper (Mama), Blue Moon of Kentucky, and Good Rockin’ Tonight

Sold over 1B records! Elvis passed away too young, at age 42, in 1977 from cardiac arrhythmia due to a toxic reaction to codeine (pictured in 1970)

Bought over 1B information! Elvis handed away too younger, at age 42, in 1977 from cardiac arrhythmia as a consequence of a poisonous response to codeine (pictured in 1970)

$39 tickets: The auction news came ahead of the first-ever Virtual Elvis Week being held August 8-16 (the anniversary of his death) at his beloved Memphis mansion, Graceland

$39 tickets: The public sale information got here forward of the first-ever Digital Elvis Week being held August 8-16 (the anniversary of his loss of life) at his beloved Memphis mansion, Graceland

RIP: Presley's grandson Benjamin Keough (R) died far too young, at age 27, from a self-inflicted shotgun wound inside his mother Lisa Marie's (2-R) $1.8M Calabasas mansion on July 12 (pictured in 2010)

RIP: Presley’s grandson Benjamin Keough (R) died far too younger, at age 27, from a self-inflicted shotgun wound inside his mom Lisa Marie’s (2-R) $1.8M Calabasas mansion on July 12 (pictured in 2010)

Priscilla Presley Post on Facebook: These are some of the darkest days of my family’s life. The shock of losing Ben has been devastating. Trying to put all the pieces together of all the possible whys has penetrated my soul. Each day I wake up I pray it will get better, Then, I think of my daughter and the pain she is going through as she was a doting mother. Ben’s father, Danny who is completely lost, as Ben was his only son. Riley, so loving and so close to him: Harper and Finley, who absolutely adored Ben. Navarone, who struggles deeply with loss and death. Rest in peace Ben, you were loved.

The Mississippi-born, Tennessee-raised singer’s widow Priscilla wrote on July 22: ‘These are a number of the darkest days of my household’s life. The shock of shedding Ben has been devastating.’

'You were loved': The late musician reportedly felt enormous pressure to live up to his famous grandfather's legacy (pictured in 2019)

 ‘You had been beloved’: The late musician reportedly felt monumental stress to reside as much as his well-known grandfather’s legacy (pictured in 2019).

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