Some successful ETAs sometimes receive special honors and gifts. ETA Scot Bruce is one such ETA. He had the honor of receiving a replica Martin D-28 guitar Elvis used in the early years of his career.
Repost from Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center.
January of ’08 was a very exiting month for Scot Bruce. The CF Martin Guitar Company presented him with a limited edition, exact replica of the D-28 that Elvis played in the 1950’s. Complete with the tooled leather cover. They are issuing 175 of them, to commemorate their 175 years in the guitar-making business. Scot is the only artist world-wide to receive one of these highly collectible guitars as a gift.
Not only did Elvis play a Martin, but other legends like Hank Williams Sr, Johnny Cash and Jimmy Rogers did as well—to name a few. As a lifelong guitar player, Scot always wished that someday he’d own a Martin guitar, but never thought it would happen his lifetime.
Truly one of the biggest honors of his career. Scot thanks THE KING— Elvis Presley—for that.
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