Duane Allman’s Les Paul

The 1957 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top was owned by Duane Allman and used on the first two Allman Brothers Band albums:  Allman Brothers Band  and Idlewild South. It was also the guitar used by Allman for the Derek & the Dominos recording sessions with Eric Clapton. It came to be known as the “Layla” guitar because he recorded “Layla” with it before trading it for a cherry burst Les Paul seven days after he recorded “Layla.” It is said that he threw in $200 and a Marshall amp to close the cherry burst Les Paul deal.

Sold at auction for $1,250,000 in July, 2019.

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Written by acousticmusic

August 24, 2019

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