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Duane Allman’s Les Paul

Written by acousticmusic

August 24, 2019

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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