Elvis Presley's record player sells for £4,400 at auction

The singer gave the Perpetuum Ebner Musical 5v Luxus away as a wedding gift for Ellen Marschhauser, who had done some translation work for him

Elvis Presley's record player sells for £4,400 at auction

Photo: Penzance Auction House/Press

A record player that once belonged to Elvis Presley sold for a £4,400 bid yesterday (December 12) at the Penzance Auction House in Cornwall.

The player, a Perpetuum Ebner Musical 5v Luxus, was sold to a German bidder for over double its expected auction price of £2,000, the BBC reports.

Presley reportedly gave the item to Ellen Marschhauser and her husband Jim Jenkins in 1959 as a wedding present and as a thank you to Marschhauser for some translation work she did for Vernon Presley, the singer’s father.

Marschhauser came into contact with Presley when he was stationed in Germany for his Army service. However, she and Jenkins chose to retire to Cornwall in the UK. Marschhauser passed away in 2010.

The record player was also used by Presley as a guitar amplifier in his hotel room, where he was asked to leave due to noise complaints.

Jenkins told press, "We used it at parties. It had a great sound. But the needle broke so I put it away in the loft thinking I would fix it one day."

The item was auctioned by David Lay, who said that he had "never come across anything that has created so much excitement".

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