Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Convertible Guitar    

This instrument has yet another label that appears to be from a typed address label (1542 Temple St.) to Knutsen. I guess he figured, Why waste a perfectly good printed label? 

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCP6

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Upper Treble Point' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Jonathan Kellerman

                 Year (approx)

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

                 Label

"... Knutsen, 1542 Temple, Los Angeles...", typewritten

                 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

mahogany

Neck

mahogany

Fingerboard

dyed mahogany

Bridge

koa or mahogany

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

rope

Fingerboard

single inlaid wood stripes

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope, asst. wood

                 Inlay

pearl dot and assorted tan celluloid fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

Original high wood nut for Hawaiian style only

 

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