Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

Here's the first 100% koa Knutsen Hawaiian!

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW18

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Ben Elder

                 Year (approx)

1914-1920s

                 Label

full "New Hawaiian Family" label, white
                 Label Code LA1

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length 25"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, tapers from the second to first fret

Woods

Top

koa

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

koa

Fingerboard

koa

Bridge

koa

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

none
Dimensions Upper Bout 9-3/4"
Lower Bout 15-1/4"
Body at endpin 3-7/8"

                 Comments

 

 

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