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Duane Allman’s Les Paul

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.

Duane Allman’s Gibson SG

Duane Allman’s Gibson SG

This 1961/62 Gibson SG belonged to Duane Allman and is the instrument played on the live recording of “Statesboro Blues” from the Allman Brothers Band’s At Fillmore East. The SG was part of the “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2019.

The Gibson fetched $591,000.