Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Guitar

This instrument is pictured in both books by Robert Hartman. Originally owned by Marc Silber, I'm hoping it's restored by now, and a better picture available! The bass arm extension is missing.

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image copyright and courtesy of Ron Middlebrook/Centerstream Publishing and Robert C. Hartman)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HHW6

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Weissenborn-shaped' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Marc Silber

                 Year (approx)

?

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

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

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope, wood

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout unknown
Lower Bout unknown
Body at endpin unknown

                 Comments

("The Larsons' Creations", p.92)

 

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