Knutsen Convertible Hawaiian Guitar    

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

hcw1.jpg (26557 bytes)

(image copyright Tom Noe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCW1

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 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 once-adjustable convertible bracket 

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

maple

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope, wood

                 Inlay

Pearl dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout 9-3/4"
Lower Bout 14-1/2"
Body at endpin 3-3/4"

                 Comments

Has original low nut. Instrument pictured in Noe/Most, p.52-55

 

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