Tupelo Hardware Company, Inc
Tupelo Hardware Company, Inc... Where Gladys bought her son his first guitar. "...Gladys Presley brought her son Elvis to Tupelo Hardware in January 1945 to buy him a birthday present. According to Mr. Bobo, Elvis would have preferred a rifle, but his mother succeeded in buying a guitar instead. The boy strummed the new guitar for a while, before his mother paid $7.75 and a 2% sales tax." More about Elvis' 1940s Kay Guitar from The Performance Guitars of Elvis Presley.