Serial Number: EA 5231 Jack Shook

Year shipped: 1939


Headstock: Horizontal ‘Gibson’ script logo

Neck/fingerboard: 20 fret fingerboard with pointed end and narrow block inlays from the first fret. Wide neck heel

Body: 17-inch body with maple back and sides, Natural finish and large bound f-holes 

Hardware: Gold-plated metal parts including Varitone tailpiece

Notes: The pickguard is missing. This guitar belonged to Nashville session and radio guitarist Jack Shook

This guitar is one of 48 Natural finished Advanced L-5s shipped in 1939

Thanks to Cheryl Offutt and her husband Jeff Offutt for permission to feature her grandfather’s guitar

Images left and above courtesy of George Gruhn; image top left courtesy of Cheryl Offutt