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The late Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band is still as revered today for his technique as he was during his relatively short-lived career. Most notably playing slide and lead guitar alongside Eric Clapton on Derek And The Dominos’ Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs LP.
In 2003 Rolling Stone ranked Duane Allman as the second greatest player of all time behind only Jimi Hendrix. So he’s hardly ‘unsung’. Unfortunately, while his band were and still are held in mightily high-regard, the ‘Brothers are often overlooked outside of the US. Hence his absence from our original countdown.
Allman used a 1957 Les Paul Goldtop and was honoured with a 1959 Tobacco Sunburst signature model.
“Duane Allman.” (Thanks, bbcoz)
"Duane Allman deserves some credit here - oustanding player." (Thanks, Steve)