Elvis Presley’s 24-carat Gold Piano to be sold.
Elvis fans can now look forward to adding one more rare piece of this legendary’s star’s memorabilia with his 24-carat gold piano soon to be put on the market for the very first time. This IS the piano that has been on public display at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
The piano has been owned by Andrew Marsh for the past ten years but since 1991 has been displayed in the museum with the permission of its current owner. Manufactured by Piano & Organ Company in 1928, the grand piano was originally white and was referred to as the “world's largest grand”. Its first owner was the Memphis Auditorium but it later got sold to the O.K. Houck Company, which owned it until 1955.
That's when Elvis bought it for his mother. The gold leaf plating came when Priscilla secretly removed the piano from storage and hired European professionals to refinish it in 24kt. gold in 1968, their first anniversary.
The piano stayed at Graceland until Elvis decided, in the early 70s, to give it to his aunt to use it in her church. But because of its size, the aunt traded it for a smaller one. From then on, the piano has known several owners. The unique Elvis piano is causing quite a stir among Elvis collectors.
This heritage piano is not being offered through auction but is only being offered for sale privately through Andrew Marsh. If you have a lot of spare cash, the contact number is (310) 490-8814 USA.
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