Knutsen Convertible Hawaiian Guitar    

This guitar is nearly identical to HCW3. It even has the same label and pretty blue-green wood bordering the rope on the top binding and soundhole. Only the slightly different dimensions and mahogany back & sides are different.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HCW7

                 Category

Convertible Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Kirk Francis

                 Year (approx)

1914-1920s

                 Label

full yellow "New Hawaiian Family" label

                 Label Code LA2

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

raised metal to 12th fret, then inlaid wood

                 Scale length 25"
                 Neck Joint convertible bracket ("once-adjustable")

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

fir

Fingerboard

dyed mahogany

Bridge

mahogany

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope with blue trim

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope with blue trim

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout 10-1/8"
Lower Bout 14-3/4"
Body at endpin 4-3/8"

                 Comments

original low nut

 

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