Duane Allman’s 1960s Coral Electric Sitar

Duane used an electric sitar with Hour Glass on the cover of the Beatles track Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) which appeared on the band’s second album, and at the Muscle Shoals studios with King Kurtis on the track Games People Play.

According to Anathalee G. Sandlin (Johnny Sandlin’s wife and author of the book “A Never-Ending Groove“), Duane received the sitar from Liberty Records – the band’s record label:

Johnny said when the Coral sitars came out someone gave one to Liberty who in turn gave it to Duane. That’s how he got the first sitar he played.

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