Knutsen "Pineapple" Hawaiian Guitar    

This was the first example known of this unusual style.
Was it also copied from Hawaiian guitars or ukuleles that Knutsen had access to?
These photos were taken in 1961 - so the trail on this one is very cold. 

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(images copyright Jon Lundberg, courtesy Ben Elder)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HP1

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Pineapple-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

unknown

                 Year (approx)

1914-1920s

                 Label

full "New Hawaiian Family" label

                 Label Code LA1 or LA2

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

unknown
                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

rope stripes

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole rope

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout unknown
Lower Bout unknown
Body at endpin unknown

                 Comments

 

 

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