The ?42 Martin D-18. This is the one he used when he first started out, during 1954, and maybe part of '55, both on the studio and live, Elvis supposedly purchased this guitar in ?53 in Memphis as a second hand instrument. Since 1974 the guitar is at the ?Country Music Hall? in Nashville. This is not the same Martin that we saw him playing by thesecond half of '55 and in '56, the one we are talking about here has a dark wood line? under the bridge, probably a luthier patch?
Anybody has more info about this one?