Duane Allman’s Gibson SG Sells For $591,000 at Auction

(Image credit: courtesy of Heritage Auctions)

On July 21 and 22 Heritage Auctions sold off 19 instruments from Graham Nash’s personal collection, including the famous 1969 Martin D-45 he played with Crosby, Stills & Nash at Woodstock, as well as instruments that once belonged to Johnny Cash, Stephen Stills, Bo Diddley and others.

The guitar that garnered the most pre-auction interest, however, was a 1961/1962 Gibson SG that had belonged to Duane Allman and is famous for being the instrument played on the live recording of "Statesboro Blues" from the Allman Brothers Band’s classic At Fillmore East.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.