Jack Shook

This 17-inch Gibson L-5 belonged to Nashville session and radio guitarist Jack Shook.

A regular on WSM’s weekly Grand Ole Opry programme for over 40 years, Shook played and recorded with Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Eddy Arnold, Ray Price, Hank Snow and a host of other Country Music legends.

See Jack Shook’s L-5 Serial Number EA 5231 here

Although his L-5 was strung in the usual fashion, Jack Shook played the guitar left-handed as can be seen in the picture below.