Duane Allman's 'Layla' Les Paul just sold for $1.25 million

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2019's far from over, but it's already been a banner year for record-shattering electric guitar auctions.

Back in June, Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour rewrote the record books with his much-hyped personal guitar auction. Now, it has been revealed that Duane Allman's 1957 Gibson Les Paul, which he used to record Layla with Eric Clapton, has changed hands for an amazing $1.25 million. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.