Jeff's 1st Guitar

 

Jeff Lynne's First Guitar
Borrowed from a Friend


Selcol plastic Elvis Presley guitar Jeff has stated several times about his first guitar being borrowed from a friend. He has described it as being a plastic Elvis Presley guitar that he found in his friend's cupboard. It had only one nylon string left on it and featured a picture of Elvis on the neck of the guitar. It was on this that he learned to play the popular Shadows tunes of the time, using the single string. This would have been about 1962, possibly even 1961.

From this description, this sounds like the Selcol Elvis Presley guitar, produced in England in 1956. The images shown here are examples of existing guitars and the actual guitar that Jeff was learning on in 1962 is lost to time.

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That's all for now! Special thanks to Alex for the pictures!

Robert Porter
January 2017