Elvis Presley was known for his showman's style — and there's no better example of this than his beloved Knabe piano. Not only did the circa-1912 piano play beautifully, but it was adorned with gold accents and featured a custom-made, gold metal bench designed by the King himself.
Prior to Presley purchasing and refurbishing the piano in 1957, it enjoyed an illustrious run as the house piano at Memphis' legendary Ellis Auditorium. From the early 1930s through 1957, countless musical greats played the instrument, including W. C. Handy, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Cab Calloway.
Fittingly, a couple years ago theinstrument was returned to its former home: Graceland, Elvis' estate-turned-museum outside Memphis. Here, you'll also find furniture, records, jumpsuits and other artifacts from the collection of a singular American icon.