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Duane Allman's 1957 Goldtop Les Paul


"The Layla Guitar"

This is the 1957 goldtop Les Paul that Duane Allman purchased in early 1969,
and is the guitar on which he learned and perfected his slide style.
This was his primary instrument on the first two Allman Brothers albums,
countless concerts, and perhaps most significantly,
Duane's guitar of choice for almost the entire Derek & the Dominoes "Layla" album.

Duane Allman's goldtop is currently on display at The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon, Georgia,
and can also be seen and heard at select concerts.

For example, here's Vince Gill playing Duane's goldtop:

... and here's Derek Trucks playing the goldtop with the Tedeschi/ Trucks Band:


Also be sure to check out the Skydog Woody Project on the Joe Davis Band website
including the new album "Guitar Magic" featuring
recordings made with Duane's '57 Goldtop!
See the album insert (PDF)