Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Convertible Guitar  

I've included photos of the front and back by both the owner and the restorer to illustrate the range of colors even good photographers get on instruments. Likely, the colors lie somewhere in-between.

hcp13.jpg (30335 bytes) hcp13b.jpg (68913 bytes) hcp13head.jpg (54277 bytes) hcp13neck.jpg (74891 bytes) hcp13headback.jpg (69990 bytes) hcp13back.jpg (51641 bytes) hcp13back1.jpg (30504 bytes)

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outer two images copyright Jim Bradley, remainder copyright Kerry Char)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCP13

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Upper Treble Point' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Jim Bradley

                 Year (approx)

1914-1920s

                 Label

full "New Hawaiian Family" label, yellow

                 Label Code LA2

                 Courses / Strings

10 course: 6 strings on neck, 4 bass

                 Frets

raised metal

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint convertible brackets

Woods

Top

wide-grained spruce or cedar? darker than in photos

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope, wood

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

 

 

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