Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Great Pic of Elvis playing a Danelectro U2 circa 1958

Found this pic of Elvis in his Army uniform playing a Danelectro U2. this pic is from a session he did on June 10-11, 1958 with Chet Atkins and Hank Garland so the guitar must have belonged to one of them. The King had just gotten out of the army so he was still proudly wearing his uniform everywhere he went. Great pic. They also had the studio recording log from the session and it lists the 4 songs they recorded and all the musicians involved in the session. The log lists Elvis as "Leader and Guitar" so there is a good possibility he actually played this guitar on at least one of the four tracks. - JC

BTW - these pics come from a site called


  1. Great photo, classic shot of the KIng on a Dano!

  2. Elvis was in the US Army through March 1960. Hence, the statements in this interesting blog post is incorrect pertaining to "Elvis being out of the Army in 1958 and/or always wearing his US Army uniform". FYI - After Elvis returned to Graceland, after being discharged from the US Army, the ONLY time Elvis wore any army fatigues/dress blues/etc. was for the Frank Sinatra Special "Welcome Home Elvis" and for "GI Blues".
    Jeff Schrembs


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