Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Guitar    

A very nice, fancy harp steel with cute "buck teeth" sub-bass tuners (cut from concert zither tuners!).
Someone gave up on the treble string bank, as the tuning pin holes are filled with pearl.
Nut replaced.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HHW21

                 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 Code remnant - believed to be LA9

                 Courses / Strings

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

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length 24-3/4"
                 Neck Joint taper begins just before 2nd fret

Woods

Top

spruce/koa

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

mahogany

Fingerboard

koa

Bridge

koa?

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

rope

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers and extra celluloid dots

                 Pickguard

koa, inlaid with pearl, treble string pin holes filled with pearl

Dimensions Upper Bout 9-1/2"
Lower Bout 14-1/2"
Body at endpin 3-1/2"

                 Comments

Mahogany arm with two concert zither tuners

 

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