Elvis' first guitar and Beatles photos on the block

Elvis Presley's first guitar, rare Beatles photos and other memorabilia from music greats are up for grabs at this auction.

Memorabilia that rocks and rolls
Memorabilia that rocks and rolls
This rare photo of Stuart Sutcliffe, the fifth Beatle, with George Harrison (far l.) and John Lennon (far r.) is being auctioned.

Guernsey's auction house in New York City is putting a vintage trove of rock 'n' roll memorabilia on the block on Sept. 24 and 25.

The center piece is Elvis Presley's first guitar, a battered, taped-up acoustic with only four strings. Other items include numerous photos of the Beatles on the brink of stardom. Another gem? John Lennon's last car.


By Aaron Smith - Last updated September 15 2011: 12:47 PM ET
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