Duane Allman’s Ace 1313 ‘Stained Glass’ Guitar Strapaccess_time First seen circa 1968
Duane was seen using this guitar strap on his 1960s Fender Stratocaster. Chronologically looking, the first time he was seen using it would be on the photos taken in April 1968 in Cleveland at WEWS-TV (“Upbeat” TV Show ). The strap can be also seen on the photos taken on August 10, 1968, in St. Louis, MO (Forest Park Pavilion), and on the photos taken by Stephen Paley at Atlantic Recording Studios in January 1969 (embedded below).
Similar straps are nowadays sold by D’Andrea (see D’Andrea Ace Vintage Reissue Guitar Strap – Stained Glass) although Duane seemed to have used a different color variant (with red squares on the outside instead of blue).Embed from Getty Images