Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Guitar    

This harp-Hawaiian (the bass arm attachment and strings were removed) has the fanciest Knutsen pick guard I've ever seen - pearl and abalone with wood or celluloid.
At right is the guitar as it appears in the liner notes of Chris' latest album, Slide on In, an all slide CD.
The CD is available from Chris's web site.

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(images copyright Chris Darrow)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HHW14

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Weissenborn-shaped' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Chris Darrow

                 Year (approx)

?

                 Label

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

                 Label Code LA9

                 Courses / Strings

8 course: 6 strings on neck, 2 bass (removed)

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins at fifth fret

Woods

Top

spruce with koa inlays

Back & Sides

koa 

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

rope

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope, pearl dot inlays

                 Inlay

fancy dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

black plastic? with fancy flower inlay of carious materials

Dimensions Upper Bout unknown
Lower Bout unknown
Body at endpin unknown

                 Comments

 

 

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