Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Convertible Guitar    

Intermountain Guitar & Banjo of Salt Lake City obtained this instrument from the late Dan Most. It was pictured on page 108 of the book. 
Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

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(left 2 images copyright Leo Coulson, right image copyright Tom Noe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCP11

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Upper Treble Point' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Intermountain Guitar & Banjo

                 Year (approx)

1914-1920s

                 Label

"New Hawaiian Family"

                 Label Code LA2

                 Courses / Strings

10 courses: 6 strings on neck, 4 basses

                 Frets

raised metal

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint convertible

Woods

Top

Western Red cedar

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s) 

none

Soundhole rope, wood

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

instrument pictured in Noe/Most, p.108

 

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