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

HHW3

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Weissenborn-shaped' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Tom Noe

                 Year (approx)

1915

                 Label

Knutsen signature label

                 Label Code ?

                 Courses / Strings

8 course: 6 strings on neck, 2 bass

                 Frets

inlaid wood

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

Woods

Top

mahogany

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

unknown

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

inlaid double wood stripes

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope, wood

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout unknown
Lower Bout unknown
Body at endpin unknown

                 Comments

Instrument pictured in Noe/Most, p.106-107

 

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