From the collection of Earl Scruggs, this is a highly ornate custom creation made especially for Earl. Extraordinarily rare, a COA from Gruhn is present. The rim assembly features a 20 hole gold-plated Gibson flat head tonering w/ exterior engraving, gold plated/engraved tension hoop/one-piece flange/armrest, Presto tailpiece has "SPECIAL" engraved on cover, even thumb screws feature inlaid abalone; oval gold Gibson label with Earl Scruggs' signature present; resonator is bound and trimmed in abalone, flamed maple exterior w/ fancy pearl/abalone floral engraving. The neck is made from flamed maple, is bound/trimmed in abalone on both edges of ebony fingerboard (hearts and flowers pattern), double cut peghead w/ ebony overlay with pearl/abalone. Equipped with gold-plated tuners with large pearl buttons.