Knutsen "Pineapple" Hawaiian Guitar    

This amazing pineapple marks the fifth one now known!  It looks like the top is made of a similar wood as the back of the previous HP4 - some sort of furniture grade burl mahogany.  Perhaps looking at the insides of the top and back can provide some clues to you wood experts.  Note the laughably crude bridge plate, a Knutsen trademark.

(images copyright Michael Ferrucci)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HP5

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Pineapple-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Michael Ferrucci

                 Year (approx)

1914-1920s

                 Label

full "New Hawaiian Family" label, yellow

                 Label Code LA2

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood
                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins at about the fourth fret

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

mahogany?

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole rope

                 Inlay

dot markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

 

 

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