We catch up with the sons of Southern-rock royalty—and their trove of storied guitars—just before the official launch of their new Allman Betts Band project.

Among the guitars once owned by his father, Gregg Allman, on this tour, is this 1961 Fender Stratocaster, which might sport a ’50s neck. The pickups were replaced with an unknown boutique brand and an anodized gold-foil pickguard has been installed. “I didn’t realize how many guitars my dad had,” says Allman, “He had 43, and he left them all to me. And when I saw this one, I was like ‘You’re the man, pop!’ This is the one.” A photograph from the 1972 sessions for Brothers and Sisters shows Gregg Allman playing this Strat.

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