Elvis Presley's record player goes under the hammer

Falmouth Packet: Elvis Presley's record player goes under the hammer Elvis Presley's record player goes under the hammer

The 'King's' record player has gone under the hammer at a Penzance auction, selling for £4,400.

Described as a "wonderful piece of popular music heritage", the Perpetuum Ebner Musical 5v Luxus was owned by Elvis Presley during the early part of his army service in Germany.

The record player was given Ellen Marschhauser when she met the superstar at a party at Hotel Grunewald in Bad Nauheim in 1959 as a wedding gift when she married her husband Jim Jenkins.

The couple later moved to the UK and the piece of musical history remained in the Jenkins' attic in Cornwall after the needle broke until Mr Jenkins saw the same model in a newspaper article.

Auctioneer David Lay said: "I have never come across anything that has created so much excitement. It's a unique experience for me."

It is rumoured that Elvis also used the player as an amplifier for his guitar.

 

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