Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

This Hawaiian has some pretty strange inlays. Also an unfortunate side repair.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW12

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Thomas Delago

                 Year (approx)

?

                 Label

none

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length 25-1/2"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins between nut and first fret

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

koa, gum or ?

Neck

koa, gum or ?

Fingerboard

koa

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

maple & black (celluloid?)

Back

none

Fingerboard

white (celluloid?)

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope, assorted wood

                 Inlay

crude, irregular shaped pearl dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout 10-3/8"
Lower Bout 15-3/8"
Body at endpin 4-1/4"

                 Comments

Body/neck 3" deep at nut. Straight horizontal back braces. Really old repair: lower left side replaced ages ago

 

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