Elvis Star Austin Butler Plays Presley’s Guitar and Explains Why He Speaks in His Voice

The actor recently got to play one of The King's actual guitars as part of Austin Butler's role as Elvis Presley in the upcoming movie Elvis

According to Riley Keough, a granddaughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, Butler, 30, recently visited Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee

Keough shared two photos of Butler playing Elvis' 1956 Gibson J200 on Instagram

According to the Graceland website, the acoustic guitar has Elvis' name on the fretboard and is part of the mansion's archives

Keough, 33, wrote in the caption of her Instagram post that few people have had the good fortune to play that guitar as well as Elvis

"We spent the weekend at Graceland with Austin Butler," she wrote.

One of many sweet things that happened while we were there - Austin played my grandfather's guitar in the house

As Keough explained, Butler may be one of the few individuals to have ever played the guitar, noting that Paul McCartney once tuned it