(Dated 11/97)


RE: 1957 Les Paul Gold Top Standard
(Serial 7 3312)

On the night of September 20th, 1970
the Allman Brothers Band played at the
Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, Fl.
The opening act was a local group,
The Stone Balloon. The band members
consisted of Brad Yates, Rick Stine, Steve
Hudson, Brian McMahon, and Dennis

Rick Stine and Brad Yates had jointly
acquired a 1958-59 Cherry Sunburst
Les Paul Standard. Duane Allman
admired the guitar, and offered to trade
his 1957 Gold Top Les Paul Standard
(serial # 7 3312), a 50 watt Marshall
amplifier, and $200.-. Rick Stine
accepted the offer.

Rick Stine owned the guitar for
a number of years, eventually selling
it to Randy Roberts.

Randy Roberts sold it to another local
musician, who in turn traded it in to
Coastal Music Store owner Jim Omby.
It was spotted by musician Billy Bowers,
who, knowing the guitar's history, notified
his friend Scot Lamar.

Scot Lamar, along with Peter Young,
of Gainesville, purchased the guitar
during the early summer of 1977.
They currently still own the guitar.

This statement was compiled by
myself, William M Bowers, and is true to
the best of my knowledge, as witnessed
by the others listed below:

(signed and dated)
Rick Stine
Jim Omby
Brad Yates
Bruce Parker
Randy Roberts
William M Bowers