Wanda Jackson acoustic guitar

Courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

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Wanda Jackson's Acoustic Guitar, 1958
Vintage Martin D-18s are favorites of guitarists and are among the most costly and collectible of vintage guitars. Wanda Jackson played this guitar throughout her career.

More about Wanda
Wanda emerged from a small town in Oklahoma to become the first "Queen of Rockabilly." She started out her career singing with the likes of Hank Thompson and Red Foley, who hosted the Ozark Jubilee. She had a country hit in 1954 with "You Can't Have My Love," a duet with Billy Gray. With encouragement from Elvis Presley, whom she met while on a package tour in 1955, Wanda moved in the direction of rock and roll.

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