Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

Bought at a flea market in Washington in 1998 for $15. Never stop hunting!

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW24

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Harold Gilliam

                 Year (approx)

1914-1920s

                 Label

full "New Hawaiian Family", white
                 Label Code LA1

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length 24-7/8"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins between the fourth and fifth fret

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout 10-1/4"
Lower Bout 15-1/4"
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

 

 

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