Knutsen "Spanish" Convertible Hawaiian Guitar    

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCS3

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"Spanish"

                 Current or last known owner

Ben Elder

                 Year (approx)

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

                 Label

"C. KNUTSEN, Manufacturer of ALL KINDS OF STRINGED INSTRUMENTS, 1542 TEMPLE ST."

                 Label Code LA9

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

raised metal
                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint convertible brackets

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole rope

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

Tuners replaced.

 

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