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Dolly Parton played a $99 mini electric guitar at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Throughout last Saturday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, viewers were treated to an evening of exceptional six-string action, with artists who took to the stage to show off both their playing skills and their flashy. electric guitars.

Examples include Lionel Richie and Dave Grohl’s interpretation of Easywhich found the latter playing the solo on his Gibson Trini Lopez guitar, and Medley of three Judas Priest songswhich saw KK Downing – and his Gibson Flying V – reunite with his former bandmates.

For all the high-end gear on display, however, it was Dolly Parton’s wild, bejeweled electric guitar – used for the premiere of her brand new track. Rockin’- it was one of the most spectacular highlights of the equipment.

More surprising than the look, however, is the fact that the guitar is a Mitchell MM100, nothing more metallic – a modest scale model. which only costs $99 (opens in a new tab).

Of course, the custom aesthetic would have added a good amount to the total value – and the guitar’s role in the Roll Hall induction ceremony will no doubt make it much more expensive if it were to be sold in the future – but at its core, the guitar is as basic as it gets.

The humble 22.5-inch six-string sports a basswood body and bolt-on maple neck, and helped Parton bring it out Rockin’ tones by means of two Mitchell “Humbucker Ceramic” pickups.

Other features of the show-stealing guitar include a string-thru-body design, 24 frets, a PRS-esque reverse headstock, and a control layout that includes master volume and tone knobs and a three-way switch.

Watch the video above to hear the guitar in action.

This isn’t the first time Parton has customized and played an inexpensive guitar. Previously, she was spotted with a Samick Greg Bennett Malibu Series Strat style guitar, which carries an even cheaper price tag of around $85.

The modified model, which you can see in action below, featured an all-white finish that was pumped up by way of a full rhinestone body design. The guitar is just as humble as the MM100, with three single coils, a bolt-on maple neck and a rosewood top.

Elsewhere in her arsenal of eye-catching guitars, Parton was also sensitive to a rhinestone-laden Taylor GS Mini, which she played at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival.

Parton has already revealed Rockin’ was written specifically for the ceremony and originally grew out of the country legend’s hesitation — and initial refusal — to accept an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

After receiving a nomination, Parton attempted to remove herself from the roster, saying, “I don’t think I’ve earned that right.”

His wishes were ignored by the Rock Hall Foundation, which released a statement in response that read, “It’s not defined by any particular genre, but rather by a sound that rocks youth culture. Dolly Parton’s music impacted a generation of young fans and influenced countless artists who followed.

Dolly Parton

(Image credit: Kevin Kane/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame via Getty)

Of the song, Parton said Pollstar (opens in a new tab) before the ceremony, “When I said I didn’t want to do it, I didn’t want to take the votes of someone who had spent his life in this. But I said, if they put me there, I’ll graciously accept. And I will. I even wrote a song about the whole situation to sing at the ceremony.

“It’s a nice little song, and it really rocks, so I’m going to have something fun to play, to ease some of the tension.”

After receiving his induction, Parton said on the evening, “I’m a rock star now! Back when they said they were going to induct me into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I didn’t really think I had done enough to deserve this. I didn’t understand it at the time. But it’s a very, very special night for me.

In honor of her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Parton will write and record a full-fledged rock album, for which she aims to recruit some of the biggest names in the game, including Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

Talk to People (opens in a new tab)Parton said, “I’m going to have to live up to it if I want to be in the Hall of Fame, so I’m going to go ahead and do a rock ‘n’ roll album, and I’m going to pull people out of the rock business. ‘n’ roll to sing along with me on it.

If so, we imagine his Mitchell MM100 will be very busy in the months to come.