In October of 1956, Gibson gave Elvis Presley a blonde J-200 with serial number A22937. Presley?s lead guitarist Scotty Moore had recently signed an endorsement contract with Gibson, and Gibson hoped to strike a similar deal with the incredibly popular star. However, Presley?s manager Colonel Tom Parker forbid Elvis to endorse products, so the guitar was invoiced to Moore. Presley was first seen performing with his 1956 J-200 on October 11, 1956 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, and he used it frequently throughout his career for numerous concert performances and recording sessions until 1971. This 1956 J-200 predates Presley?s guitar by a few hundred serial numbers, but it has the same features and appearance, including a blonde finish. It is an ideal choice for collectors looking for a genuine ?kissin? cousin? of Presley?s original J-200. Serial number: A22056 Top: Spruce, natural finish Back and sides: Maple Neck: Maple with rosewood center strip Fretboard: Rosewood Frets: 20 Bridge: Moustache-shaped rosewood pin with four pearl inserts Tuners: Gold-plated Kluson Deluxe with plastic pearloid tulip-shaped buttons
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