After the recent masterpiece in the Johnny Marr signature edition, and the previously covered Kurt Cobain edition, Fender guitars has now paid tribute to the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley through the special edition Elvis King man guitar. Recreating what Elvis used during the 1967 movie ‘Clambake’, this edition of the Fender guitar is a sharp looking one with rich sounds and would evoke the similar kind of hip-swaying music that Elvis enthralled everyone in the movie.
In terms of looks, what is fairly apparent and to an extent attractive as well, are the minimalistic and original looks which have retained in the instrument. Unlike some custom made versions, which have even been blinged, this instrument has been recreated with the rarest and finest quality of materials, keeping in mind the specifications of the model used by Elvis Presley. Care has been taken to ensure optimum quality of engineering in the guitar, so that the same charm created 45 years ago, can be recreated by those who manage to get a hand on one of these limited edition ones. Fender has managed to use their famous ‘Wildwood’ finish, when the sides and backs of beech trees were painted specially before being harvested, and later used to carve out new instruments.
Other distinguishable elements include the Elvis Presley signature on the headstock, rugged spruce top with scalloped X-bracing for high resonance, laminated wooden back and sides, Ivoroid neck and body finish, dual checkerboard rosette, 2-fret rosewood fingerboard, chromed hardware, and special Viking rosewood bridge. Due to the selection of the best possible materials, and the care taken with crafting these materials into this instrument, tend to show on the overall quality of the guitar, and we bet that much of the original sound that Elvis created, would once again make a comeback in our lives. Elvis fans and other musicians alike will certainly be scribbling their desireables list by including this limited edition production from Fender.