Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

This one would be nice to track down - a fancy model with even the headstock bound in rope.
All we have are these very poor images from a Xerox of a proof sheet for an unused Frets Magazine article.
According to submitter Ben Elder, "These photos were taken in October 1986 to the best of my recollection. Most of the instruments in those pictures were in Mac's (Yasuda) booth at the Expo. The event was a Bluegrass Expo at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. I was there and remember seeing the table. Only by coincidence and convergence of Divine Circumstances did I wind up with this Xerox."

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW17

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Mac Yasuda

                 Year (approx)

?

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

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

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

rope

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

black

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

 

 

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