A Custom Cabinet for a Legendary Guitar
|Elvis' Gretsch in a Custom Great-Case
Elvis Presley owned this guitar. It's an honor to be chosen to protect this piece of rock history.
Built in 1965, Gretsch calls this a 6122. It is more commonly known as The Chet Atkins Country Gentleman. Elvis toured
with it during the early 70's. A photo of him playing it on stage graces the installation in a nearby frame.
He gifted it to someone "in the movie business" and it appears to have been rarely touched ever since. The original
strings accompany the guitar in a pouch within the original hard shell case.
The more famous twin for this guitar resides at Graceland as part of the remarkably small collection of 15 instruments that
Elvis owned upon his passing.
When the owner contacted us, she had the great idea of marrying a traditional picture frame with a variation of our Shell
Case. The design for this new cabinet style will always be credited to her. The implementation is our proud accomplishment,
but not without due credit to the other fine artists who contributed to this project *.
Now, almost any picture frame you like can be fashioned into a Shadow Box with the added features of convenient access
and environmental control.
"You don't have to be an Elvis Fan to get goose bumps. Any guitar lover would be thrilled to see this instrument.
I was honored to be asked to study this guitar, document its condition and to my great surprise
Play It !!!
... I wonder if you can imagine the thrill."
Mitch - Great-Case Founder & Owner
This cabinet marries a traditional picture frame with one of our custom shell cases to create an entirely new cabinet design.
Think of a Shadow Box, then add access and environmental control.