Elvis' 1974 Guild F50

Elvis in concert with Guild F50 Syracuse, NY - July 27, 1976
Photo© courtesy 
Bob Heis

From May 27, 1976 through September 8, 1976 Elvis performed in concert on stage with a sunburst 1974 Guild F50 jumbo acoustic, serial # 96648.  Made at the factory in Westerley, RI the F50 models were first manufactured in Manhattan in 1954 and were the top of their acoustic flat top line.

Guild F50 S6, #96648

New Guild F50 (enhanced photo)
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Guitar Hanger

Arched Maple Back

With a 25 5/8" scale length, the F50 features a 17" wide jumbo at the lower bout and 21" long, 20 frets with a 12" fingerboard radius.  It has a solid sitka spruce top, select arched laminated maple back, solid maple sides, 3-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck, ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl and abalone position inlays, rosewood bridge with gold plated Grover Rotomatic tuners and a black pickguard.

Grover Rotomatic tuners

Elvis in concert with Guild F50 Mobile, AL - Aug. 29, 1976
Photo© courtesy 
Eter Silvester

Elvis, onstage, tossing the Guild to Charlie in Syracuse, NY - July 27, 1976
Photo© courtesy 
Bob Heis

This guitar was for sometime on display in the lobby of the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.  It since been returned to EPE, Inc at Graceland and is currently on display in the racquet ball court (trophy room).  Guild is now owned and manufactured by Fender Musical Instruments, Inc.

On display in the Lobby of the Las Vegas Hilton - Oct. 1995

On display in the Trophy Room at Graceland


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