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Tennessee man takes Elvis guitar fight to appeals court
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Tennessee man is asking an appeals court to overturn a decision awarding a guitar once owned by Elvis Presley to the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota.
The museum bought the guitar in 2012 as part of a collection of instruments worth $250,000. The Argus Leader ( ) says the Martin D-35 guitar was played by the rock 'n' roll icon on his final tour in 1977. It was damaged during a show in St. Petersburg, Florida, where Elvis gave it to a fan. He died six months later.
A federal judge ruled this year the museum could keep the guitar after memorabilia collector Larry Moss claimed he was the rightful owner. A three-judge panel from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will rule on the case.