Knutsen "Spanish" Convertible Hawaiian Guitar    

This instrument is pictured on Knutsen's "New Hawaiian Family" label. Close inspection shows two single inlaid wood stripes in the fingerboard, and what I believe are inlaid fret markers - ergo, this is undoubtedly another Spanish-shaped" convertible guitar. This one has a "banana-shaped" headstock, reminiscent of my 1913 harp guitar.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCS2

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"Spanish"

                 Current or last known owner

Knutsen

                 Year (approx)

1909-1914

                 Label

Unknown

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

appear inlaid

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint presumed convertible bracket

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

unknown

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

two single inlaid wood stripes

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole rope

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

unknown

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

 

 

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