The guitar Dolly Parton played at Rock Hall 2022 costs just $99

The bejewelled guitar caught the eyes of many, and it’s an absolute bargain.

Country star Dolly Parton took to the stage at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2022 Induction Ceremony on 5 November, and the guitar she wielded cost just $99.

The ceremony showcased a range of highlights – from Lionel Richie rocking out with Dave Grohl, to KK Downing rejoining Judas Priest on stage (along with his Gibson Flying V) – but another highlight was Parton debuting the new track, Rockin’, on a dazzling guitar.

The guitar in question was a Mitchell MM100, a mini-scale (22.5”) six-string that has a basswood body and a bolt-on rock maple neck, with two “Humbucker Ceramic” Mitchell pickups. It has a string-through-body design, 24 frets, a reverse headstock and controls for master volume, tone and a three-way switch.

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Check out the video below to see the model in action:

Parton has previously revealed Rockin’ was written especially for the ceremony (according to Guitar World), and was originally born from the country legend’s hesitation – and initial refusal – to accept a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

She attempted to remove herself from the slate, saying, “I don’t feel that I have earned that right”, but the Rock Hall foundation issued a statement in response which read, “It is not defined by any one genre, rather a sound that moves youth culture. Dolly Parton’s music impacted a generation of young fans and influenced countless artists that followed.”

Despite the many highlights of the event, Alanis Morissette was due to perform alongside Olivia Rodrigo but withdrew. She released a statement on Instagram where she said, “I’m at a point in my life where there is no need for me to spend time in an environment that reduces women.”

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