Fender, is re-introducing that very same acoustic guitar Elvis Presley sang with in his popular movie. The Elvis Kingman Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar has the same “Wildwood” finish made from beech trees. Giving it that authentic style and look from back in the 60’s.
This guitar features the King’s signature on the headstock, solid spruce top and scalloped X-bracing for a full tone, laminated Wildwood back and sides, dual checkerboard rosette, maple neck, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with block position inlays and Fenders signature Viking rosewood bridge.
Clambake was the last movie in which Elvis Presley was able to demand a $1,000,000 paycheck. It was basically a contemporary version of the “Prince and the Pauper”. Elvis was a rich kid who wanted to know what life was like as a regular joe, and he swaps places with a regular joe who’s a waterski instructor. This was a stressful time for Presley. He wanted to stop with the commercial films and move on to more serious roles. Hollywood execs told him he wouldn’t be able to get the box office draw if he did “those kind of films”. Colonel Parker also was pressuring him to drop the idea of serious films on top of demanding that he stop reading religious literature as it was taking away the King’s focus on movies.
Pricilla Presley stated in her biography, that because of his depression during this time he began to over-eat and Hollywood execs started him on a regimen of diet pills. This could be why he looks tired and heavier than his usual acting self.