Duane Allman’s Flat-Wound Guitar Stringsaccess_time First seen circa 1971
According to Johnny Sandlin, Duane used flat-wound strings when playing slide. Based on the same source, the strings were of the same gauge as what Duane used on his other guitars.
Johnny said he’s pretty sure Duane raised the action on the SG he played. He also belives [sic] he used flat wound strings on it too.December 03, 2006 Post at ABB Forum by Anathalee “BigAnn” Sandlin at 04:24 PM
The strings are ones from the Hourglass years. Johnny remembers being in the music store with Duane when he would buy them and was surprised he used the lighter weight strings. Johnny said it was what was on his Strat and that, at least in the beginning, he used the same strings for the slide only he used flat wound for slide.January 28, 2007 Post at ABB Forum by Anathalee “BigAnn” Sandlin