Knutsen Tenor Hawaiian Guitar    

Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

hw1.jpg (23363 bytes) hw1side.jpg (21179 bytes) hw1back.jpg (26352 bytes)

(left image copyright Tom Noe, right 2 images copyright Kerry Char)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW1

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Tom Noe

                 Year (approx)

1915

                 Label

none

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins at about the first fret

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

white plastic

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

white

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

Multi-colored, white

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers, unusual 5th fret inlay

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout unknown
Lower Bout unknown
Body at endpin unknown

                 Comments

Tenor size. Instrument pictured in Noe/Most, p.105

 

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