15 August 2017
The Knabe piano, widely known as the Elvis White Piano, will be on sale for 10 days – exclusive to eBay!
The piano, widely known as the Elvis White Piano, will be on sale for 10 days – exclusive to eBay!
Forty years after the death of the King of Rock & Roll, the famed baby grand piano, regularly played and loved by Elvis, will be available for auction tomorrow 16 August – exclusively on eBay.
The iconic Wm Knabe & Co. piano – widely known as the Elvis White Piano – was built in 1912 and installed in the Music Room at Graceland for twelve years (1957-1969). As one of his most prized and valued personal instruments, the piano was played constantly by Elvis and his numerous celebrity friends and acquaintances.
During the lead up to the momentous anniversary, memorabilia from the King of Rock & Roll has been increasingly in demand with a nearly 40,000 Elvis related items sold on eBay.co.uk over the last three months – that’s more than nine every half an hour!
We couldn't find a video of him playing the white piano, but here he is with Unchained Melody on another grand (with two cups of Coke on it!):
To coincide with the anniversary of Elvis’ death on 16 August, the famous Knabe Baby Grand Piano will be up for sale for 10 days, with a charity auction concluding on the 20 August. Fans can access the auction.
The piano comes with several original certified documents, confirming its history and authenticity. Experts estimate its value to be between $2.5 and $5 million, so it is expected to sell for record breaking numbers.
The auction has been organised in collaboration with eBay for Charity which enables sellers to list items to benefit non-profit organisations. To honour Elvis’ legacy, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Minnesota-based Starkey Hearing Foundation which conducts hearing missions around the globe and has given the gift of hearing aids to over 100 countries.