Knutsen Convertible Hawaiian Guitar    

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(images copyright Peter Blecha)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCW12

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Peter Blecha

                 Year (approx)

c. 1909

                 Label

"Patent Applied For"

                 Label Code SE3

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

raised brass?

                 Scale length 25-1/2"
                 Neck Joint convertible bracket 

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

mahogany

Fingerboard

rosewood?

Bridge

mahogany

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

3 narrow black rings surround wider blond ring

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout 10 1/8"
Lower Bout 15-1/16"
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

Interior cross-bracing & taped seams; bridge uses fret wire; tail-pin = old black wood w/ amber dot;  black nut; 2 inlaid green lines frame a mahogany wedge strip at butt/ tail-pin area.

 

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