The 1957 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top was owned by Duane Allman and used on the first 2 Allman Brothers albums: “Self-titled” & “Idlewild South”. It was also the guitar used by Allman for the Derek & the Dominoes 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 7 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.