Knutsen "Teardrop" Hawaiian Guitar    

This is only the second example known of this strange style. It is a fairly large instrument.

htd2.jpg (38274 bytes) htd2back.jpg (31767 bytes)

(images copyright Mike Newton)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HTD2

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Teardrop-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Mike Newton

                 Year (approx)

?

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

unknown
                 Scale length 25-1/2"
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

sweet gum?

Back & Sides

sweet gum?

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

unknown

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Headstock(s)

unknown
Soundhole unknown

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout unknown
Lower Bout 15-1/2"
Body at endpin 4-1/4", 3-1/2" at nut

                 Comments

Back braces only slightly slanted

 

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