On the album cover of the Country Gentlemen, Country Songs Old and New (FA 2409) John Duffey is shown playing a Gibson blonde F-5. The headstock shows the usual "The Gibson" inlay. However the usual, stylized flowerpot inlay appears to be replaced by a "real" flowerpot with the plant extending to the extreme point of the headstock.
There also appear to be what I would call, "banjo style" inlays on the fretboard. Does anyone know anything about this instrument? Did Duffey have the inlays added? If so, who did the work?
The same instrument can be seen on the cover of FA2410, but only the headstock and a portion of the neck.
BTW, Eddie Adcock is shown playing an Epiphone banjo, which seems to me a somewhat unconventional choice...but then the Gentlemen were a very unconventional bluegrass band when these albums were recorded in the sixties.