The question was posed by the understandably concerned Gladys Presley after her 11-year-old son, Elvis, asked to get a .22-gauge rifle. He had first asked for a bicycle, but the strapped family couldn’t afford it.

Ultimately, they agreed on the six-string Kay guitar spotted by his mother. “It would help with your singing,” she reasoned. “And, everyone does enjoy hearing you sing.”

The $7.75 paid to Tupelo Hardware, proved to be a very good investment!

Fame doesn’t have to cost a lot!