Duane Allman's Layla Guitar Rakes In More Than $1 Million at Auction
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The 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop model used by the late The Allman Brothers Band frontman on the 1970 hit Eric Clapton song will still occasionally be shown at The Big House museum in Georgia.

AceShowbiz - Duane Allman's Layla guitar has sold for $1.25 million (£1 million).

The 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop model used by the late The Allman Brothers Band star on the 1970 hit Eric Clapton song "Layla" had been on display at the Allman Brothers Band museum at The Big House in Georgia, but it was recently sold at auction.

"It was the first time that a refinished guitar sold for that much money," Richard Brent, director of The Big House museum in Macon, says. "I don't think anybody expected that... The history of it is what sold it."

The guitar's buyer wishes to remain anonymous, but has agreed to share the guitar, also named Layla, with the museum on occasion.

"It will be coming back to The Big House in late November," Brent adds. "We couldn't ask for more than that."

Allman died in 1971.

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