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Rare fiddle from Roy Acuff up for auction

3 January 2018 news


A fiddle used by Country Music Hall of Famer Roy Acuff is available at auction, with the highest bid now at more than $2,000.

 

A rare piece of Tennessee music history, the fiddle was handmade by Roy’s uncle, Evart Acuff, who only ever made a handful of fiddles.

 

Born in Maynardville, Acuff played the fiddle throughout the 1930s and performed at the Grand ‘Ole Opry. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1962.

 

The donor is currently anonymous but it is hoped the sale will bring well deserved attention to country music traditions.

 

The auction is open until 9pm on Saturday.