Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Guitar   

This is the second McDuff St. instrument. Again, some fancy appointments.
This instrument hung for over thirty years in the repair shop of Blackie Taylor's pedal steel guitar shop.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HHW8

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Weissenborn-shaped' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

Jonathan Kellerman

                 Year (approx)

1927-1930

                 Label

"C. KNUTSEN, Musical Instruments Made and Repaired, 1306 McDuff St., (Cor.Sunset) Los Angeles, Cal. Phone MUtual 1678" with picture of harp ukulele

                 Label Code LA11

                 Courses / Strings

8 course: 6 strings on neck, 2 bass

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length 24-7/8"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, tapers begins at about the first fret

Woods

Top

spruce with mahogany inlays

Back & Sides

koa 

Neck

fir

Fingerboard

dyed mahogany

Bridge

koa or mahogany

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

single inlaid wood stripes

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope, assorted wood

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

koa

Dimensions Upper Bout 9-1/2"
Lower Bout 14-5/8"
Body at endpin 3-1/2"

                 Comments

 

 

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