SOLD! - 2013 Gibson Murphy Aged Duane Allman 1959 Les Paul Cherry Sunburst
Duane Allman's 1959 Cherry Sunburst Les Paul: The most recorded guitar in Duane's far too short career and one with a pretty cool history.
On September 16 1970, Stone Balloon are opening for the Allman Brothers on a show in Daytona. Duane watches the band and sees Rick Stein of Stone Balloon playing a stunning '59 Cherry Sunburst Les Paul. Duane falls madly in love with the guitar and has to have it.
Backstage he approaches Rick and offers him a '57 Gold top, a 50W Marshall Plexi head and $200 for it. As part of the deal, Duane gets to swap the pickups out of the Goldtop and puts them in the '59. These pickups are the ones he used on "Layla" and he loves the warm sound of them.
A few weeks later, on October 1st, the final overdubs are recorded on "Layla", including the epic ending which is performed on Duane's recently acquired '59 Cherry Sunburst Les Paul with the '57 PAF's. Eric Clapton wrote later in his autobiography that he and Duane were inseparable during the sessions in Florida; he talked about him as the "musical brother I'd never had but wished I did."
After "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" by Derek and the Dominoes, Duane played his beloved '59 also on the live album "At Fillmore East" and "Eat a Peach", which was a mix of studio recordings —both with and without Duane— and recordings from the band's famed 1971 Fillmore East performances. It was released 4 months after his tragic accident.
Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle crash shortly after the release and initial success of "Live at Fillmore East" on October 29, 1971
The package includes:
- 2013 Gibson Les Paul Murphy Aged Les Paul
- Lifton 5-latch bwown case w/ pink lining
- "Peacock" shirt inspired Guitar dust cover
- Gibson Custom toggle switch cover
- Gibson engraved wooden USB stick with doc. video of the Guitar's history ft. Lee Roy Parnell
- Handcrafted glass Guitar Slide Blues Bottle
- Gibson Hangtags
- Gibson Warranty card
- Gibson COA Certificate Of Authenticity