This guitar was owned and used by Gene King aka Gino King. Gene was a known and in demand guitarist. Gino played with Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, and Larry Collins in California, backed up Link Wray and Gene Vincent in Alaska and toured behind Little Jimmy Dickens for 15 years.
I have had this guitar for many years and I wish I knew the complete story.
When I got the instrument it was claimed that it had come from Chet Atkins and later that was claimed as not.
The guitar has some unusual features and modifications.
The pick guard is really exceptional looking with its sparkle finish.
I think that could be original.
There is an extra large jack plate and an extra knob that are not original.
The knob seems to do nothing so that is useful
The finish is original. The tuners have been changed.
The case is original.
Call if you wanna yak about this one.