Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Guitar    

Owner Ben Elder and I have examined his instrument as closely as we could, and are convinced that the unusual bridges (main and treble strings) are original. Appearing to be rosewood, they are completely unique in the Knutsen world.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HHW13

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Weissenborn-shaped' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Ben Elder

                 Year (approx)

?

                 Label

most missing

                 Courses / Strings

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

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length 24-7/8"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins between the first and second fret

Woods

Top

very wide-grained spruce

Back & Sides

mahogany or monkeypod?

Neck

fir

Fingerboard

walnut?

Bridge

rosewood 

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope, wood

                 Inlay

tan celluloid dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout 9-1/4"
Lower Bout 14-7/8"
Body at endpin 3-3/8"

                 Comments

New tuners

 

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