Clapton referred to Duane Allman as the only person he considered to be a major dobro influence on him. "...He could play dobro any way, and in fact played it his way. The first dobro playing I heard that seemed to have a freedom of expression was definitely Duane's. I wasn't aware of that until we were doing the 'Layla' sessions, and there were a couple of ballads where he decided to play straight dobro. It was the only time I heard dobro that wasn't strictly confined to being country dobro - meaning lap-style dobro, very regimented..."
In a recent interview with Neville Marten for Guitarist Lee Dickson said "...I got this reissue Resophonic from Westwood Music, when we were doing the film 'Rush'. I was just in the store buying some bits and pieces and I picked this one up and it was a great fingerstyle guitar...I took this one back to Eric and he liked it and used it".
The stage-shot illustrated shows Eric Clapton playing one of the two opening Robert Johnson numbers Terraplane Blues or Come On In My Kitchen, on this guitar, at The Royal Albert Hall, London, between February 20 and March 6, 1994.