Knutsen Convertible Hawaiian Guitar    

This one has an interesting long headstock.  However, if one looks closely from the side, you can see a splice in the wood - it looks as if this may have been broken, repaired (lengthened at the time?) and re-veneered.  The square "Patent Applied For" label was one previously found only on Knutsen's harp ukuleles.  The soundhole features unusual close, perpendicular 2-tone purfling.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCW13

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Mac Yasuda

                 Year (approx)

1910-1914

                 Label

"Patent Applied For"

                 Label Code SE9

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

raised metal

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint convertible bracket

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

dyed ?

Bridge

mahogany

Headstock veneer

gum? original?

Binding, trim

Top

blonde, red, dark wood

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

unusual rope

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

 

 

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