Knutsen Harp Hawaiian Guitar   

This instrument is from a rare photograph owned by Robert Armstrong of the "Sunshine Trio," circa 1928. 
Note that the bass arm has two geared tuners!

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(images copyright and courtesy of Robert Armstrong)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HHW9

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"'Weissenborn-shaped' Harp Hawaiian"

                 Current or last known owner

The Sunshine Trio

                 Year (approx)

pre-1928

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

8 course: 6 strings on neck, 2 bass

                 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

unknown

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout unknown
Lower Bout unknown
Body at endpin unknown

                 Comments

 

 

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