Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

A nice fancy model with rope binding everywhere except the headstock.  Someone decided to just stick with six strings, as the sub-bass bracket and super-treble pins were removed.  Anyone want to guess as to the back and sides?  Fancy mahogany?

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(2 left-most images of each row copyright Ben Levin, remainder copyright Stephen Lucas)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HHW20

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Weissenborn-shaped' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Stephen Lucas

                 Year (approx)

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

                 Label Code

LA9

                 Courses / Strings

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

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins between the first and second fret.

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

mahogany?

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

rope

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

unknown, with fancy inlays

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

 

 

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