Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

This instrument is extremely similar to HW4.
See Historical Photos for information on the player.

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(images copyright Norma Grinstead and courtesy Ben Elder)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW14

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Bessie Keanui

                 Year (approx)

1927

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins between second and third fret

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

rope

Fingerboard

inlaid single wood stripes

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

black with inlay

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

 

 

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