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B.B. King’s First Guitar Goes To Auction

by Paul Cashmere on July 19, 2021

in News

B.B. King’s first guitar, the guitar B.B. King learned to play guitar on, is going to auction.

King owned the guitar as a child growing up on a cotton plantation in Mississippi. He was given the guitar at age six by his cousin Bukk White. At the time he was living with his parents on the Berclair Cotton Plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi.

The guitar is a 1920s Parlor Guitar with three original gut strings.

Palm Beach Capitol is auctioning the guitar. It will be available for viewing on July 22 and 23. It will be sold to the highest bidder on 30 July.

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