Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Guitar    

Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

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(image copyright Tom Noe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HHW2

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Weissenborn-shaped' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Tom Noe

                 Year (approx)

1914?

                 Label

1542 Temple St.

                 Label Code LA8 or LA9?

                 Courses / Strings

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

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length 25"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins between nut and first fret

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

rope

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

rope

Soundhole

rope, wood

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers, pearl flowers in headstock and pickguard

                 Pickguard

unknown

Dimensions Upper Bout 9-1/4"
Lower Bout 13-7/8"
Body at endpin 3-1/2"

                 Comments

Instrument pictured in Noe/Most, p.102-104

 

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