Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW23

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Kevin Fairfield, Boogie Man Music in Ellensburg, WA > The Relics Collection, Vermont

                 Year (approx)

1915-1921

                 Label

full "New Hawaiian Family" label, yellow
                 Label Code LA2

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid

                 Scale length 24-3/4"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins between the fifth and sixth frets

Woods

Top

spruce or Spanish cedar

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

maple

Fingerboard

rosewood

Bridge

maple

Headstock veneer

mahogany

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

rope

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

Tortoiseshell inlayed with pearl butterfly, section missing
Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

 

 

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