Knutsen "Spanish" Convertible Hawaiian Guitar    

Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

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(left image copyright Tom Noe, right images copyright Ben Elder)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCS1

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"Spanish"

                 Current or last known owner

Tom Noe

                 Year (approx)

1909-1914

                 Label

"Patent Applied For, C. KNUTSEN"

                 Label Code SE3

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

raised metal

                 Scale length 24-3/4"
                 Neck Joint convertible bracket

Woods

Top

mahogany

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole rope, wood

                 Inlay

Pearl double-dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout 9-3/4"
Lower Bout 15"
Body at endpin 4-1/4"

                 Comments

instrument pictured in Noe/Most, p.58-59

 

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