Knutsen "Spanish" Convertible Hawaiian Guitar    

This instrument is a nice rope-bound instrument with what looks like a "New Hawaiian Family" label visible through the soundhole.  It was discovered by Darrell Urbien in the photograph from the Angelus Temple archives during his research (look for his upcoming article, and see Historical Photos for full image and story).

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sed by Permission of the Heritage Department of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCS4

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"Spanish"

                 Current or last known owner

unknown player

                 Year (approx)

unknown

                 Label

New Hawaiian Family?

                 Label Code unknown

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

unknown
                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

none?

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole rope?

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

 

 

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