Knutsen Convertible Hawaiian Guitar    

An unusual all-mahogany version of the first convertible Knutsen. Note the unusual wood relief (?) at the tail.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCW10

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Richard Weber

                 Year (approx)

1914-1920s

                 Label

full "New Hawaiian Family," yellow

                 Label Code LA2

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid

                 Scale length 25-1/4"
                 Neck Joint convertible bracket 

Woods

Top

mahogany

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

fir?

Fingerboard

mahogany?

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers (celluloid?)

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout 9-1/16"
Lower Bout 14-15/16"
Body at endpin 3-3/4"

                 Comments

 

 

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