Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Guitar    

Would you believe....another wonderful harp steel, but once again with trebles removed (the pin holes filled with pearl) - and the bass arm removed (or more likely broken off).
Those rare, occasional little inlays at the tail end are widely spaced and straight this time.

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(image copyright Curtis Burch)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HHW24

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Weissenborn-shaped' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

anonymous

                 Year (approx)

1920-1927

                 Label

Temple St.

                 Label Code LA9

                 Courses / Strings

12 > 8 course: 6 strings on neck, 2 bass, originally 4 treble

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint taper begins between the nut and 1st fret

Woods

Top

spruce/mahogany?

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck/Head

unknown

Fingerboard

koa?

Bridge

mahogany

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

koa? with pearl inlay

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

 

 

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