Speech to Text for People view Elvis' first guitar during Tupelo Elvis Festival
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guitar that started rock and roll sat at the tupelo hardwarecompany...where wtvas amanda haley got to see the famous instrument... this guitar was purchased in 1946 by elvis and his mother as a birthday present to elvis when he was just 11 years old. it made it's way around with the king of rock and roll and now is in the hands of larry moss. sot- moss- guitar owner - trt: 6 oc: elvis infatuated "well ive lived in memphis my whole life, you cant live in memphis without being elvis infatuated." moss says he bought the guitar almsot 11 years ago after seeing it at an auction and now keeps it in a very special display at his home in memphis. according to moss, this is the first outing he has done with the guitar due to how fragile it is. moss tells me that he chose not to refurbish the guitar to keep it as the original piece that elvis first strummed. sot- moss- guitar owner -trt:9 oc: what ive done "when i got through i would have a 10 dollar quitar like it originally was and it wont be anything that elvis ever touchd and the best bet would be to just take care of it so thats what ive done." people gathered at tupelo hardware company today to see the guitar but to also tell their own personal elvis stories. guy harris is a historian who tells me him and elvis were inseparable best friends. harris shared photos of elvis with him and their friends and family. sot- michael cuesta - elvis festival attendee- trt: 6 oc: how neat it is "it's really really cool. it's like it is frozen in time. we were walking around we couldnt believe how neat it is." danny goza is the grandson of forrest bobo, the employee at tupelo hardware that sold elvis the guitar over 70 years ago. sot- danny goza, grandson of forrest bobo(sold guitar to elvis), trt: 8 oc: so its really special theres only one first guitar that elvis had and my grandafther is the one that sold him the first one so its really special." according to goza, his grandfather and elvis remained close as elvis grew to fame. goza says his grandfather and elvis met for dinner the night before elvis' first audition. tomorrow is the last day of the elvis festival.. it will wrap up with a tupelo amateur radio special event at 2 tomorrow is the last day of the elvis festival.. it will wrap up with a tupelo amateur radio special event at 2 pm at tupelo hardware company.