Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar    

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

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(image copyright Tom Noe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW2

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Tom Noe

                 Year (approx)

1918

                 Label

none

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length 25"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins between second and third fret

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

maple

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

wood

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout unknown
Lower Bout 14-3/4"
Body at endpin 3-1/4"

                 Comments

Instrument pictured in Noe/Most, p.113

 

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