Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Guitar    

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HHW12

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Weissenborn-shaped' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Intermountain Guitar & Banjo

                 Year (approx)

1920-1927 or 1928. Possibly earlier (back to 1914?)

                 Label

"C. KNUTSEN, Manufacturer of ALL KINDS OF STRINGED INSTRUMENTS, 1542 TEMPLE ST."

                 Label Code LA8

                 Courses / Strings

12 course: 6 strings on neck, 2 bass, 4 treble

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins at about the second fret

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

2 wood stripes

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope, wood

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout unknown
Lower Bout unknown
Body at endpin unknown

                 Comments

 

 

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