Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Convertible Guitar    

An unusual feature of this instrument, otherwise very similar to HCP11, is the convertible bracket attached to the front of the headstock, rather than the back.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCP15

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Upper Treble Point' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Kawika Graves > Lowell Levinger

                 Year (approx)

1914-1920s

                 Label

Full "New Hawaiian Family," yellow

                 Label Code LA2

                 Courses / Strings

10 courses: 6 strings on neck, 4 basses

                 Frets

raised metal to 14th, then inlaid

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint convertible

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

koa or gum?

Neck

koa?

Fingerboard

koa?

Bridge

koa?

Headstock veneer none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s) 

none

Soundhole rope, wood

                 Inlay

diamond and dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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