Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Convertible Guitar    

Here's another label cut from an envelope addressed to Knutsen!
The pins for the treble strings are missing. There are five holes at one end, four at the other (two strings shared a hole).

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCP2

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Upper Treble Point' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Clint Gilmore

                 Year (approx)

1920-1927 or 1928. Possibly earlier (back to 1914?)

                 Label

"Chris Knutsen, 1542 Temple.." from envelope

                 Label Code LA7

                 Courses / Strings

14 course: 6 strings on neck, 3 bass, 5 treble

                 Frets

raised metal to 12th fret, then inlaid wood

                 Scale length 24-7/8"
                 Neck Joint convertible brackets

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

koa

Fingerboard

?

Bridge

mahogany

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

rope

Fingerboard

inlaid single wood stripes

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope, wood

                 Inlay

white and tan celluloid markers

                 Pickguard

black plastic with pearl inlays

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

Original low wood nut

 

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