Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar   

For a few days, this one went unnoticed on eBay. Several features give it away - notably the bridge (pins are replacements) and braces. Pointy headstock is a little more uncommon. The tuners may actually be original - identical tuners are found on HHW8, a late model. This is a very large instrument. Nice and unusual back & sides (Jonathan Kellerman believes he recognizes it as highly figured Swedish birch)!

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 Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW26

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Danny Lenz > Carsten Flunkert (Germany)

                 Year (approx)

?

                 Label

none

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood (non-original copper inserted to lower frets)

                 Scale length 24-3/8"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins between nut and first fret

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

highly figured Swedish birch?

Neck

koa

Fingerboard

mahogany?

Bridge

koa

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

3 rings (1 multi-colored rope)

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout 11"
Lower Bout 16-1/4"
Body at endpin 3-3/4"

                 Comments

Overall length 38-1/4"

 

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