Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW25

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Dale Hale > Intermountain Guitar & Banjo

                 Year (approx)

1914-1920s

                 Label

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

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length 24-3/4"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins around the fifth fret

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

koa (back: koa or red gum?)

Neck

koa

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

mahogany

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

pearl dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none
Dimensions Upper Bout 9-3/4"
Lower Bout 15"
Body at endpin 3-1/2"

                 Comments

 

 

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