10 essential Elvis Presley guitar tracks

Elvis Presley
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With the Baz Luhrmann Elvis biopic rocking the multiplex over the summer, it is perhaps understandable that the world has gone crazy once more for the King, and a new generation of guitarists have been introduced to his guitar legacy.

Here, we look at 10 tracks that make for the perfect introduction to the Elvis Presley rock 'n' roll phenomenon, and a cultural footprint that has made its presence felt on acoustic and electric guitar styles over the years – a young modern beat combo from Liverpool, England were but four musicians to have paid particular attention to his work.

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Neville Marten

In the late '70s and early '80s Neville worked for Selmer/Norlin as one of Gibson's UK guitar repairers, before joining CBS/Fender in the same role. He then moved to the fledgling Guitarist magazine as staff writer, rising to editor in 1986. He remained editor for 14 years before launching and editing Guitar Techniques magazine. Although now semi-retired he still works for both magazines. Neville has been a member of Marty Wilde's 'Wildcats' since 1983, and recorded his own album, The Blues Headlines, in 2019.