Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

Here's a steel with gorgeous, rope-bound koa back and sides.
The headstock looks like it was broken off and a new one spliced in by persons unknown.  Someone also added a tailpiece and a new wood saddle, filling the original bridge pin holes.

 

(images copyright Dan Yablonka)

.Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW31

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Dan Yablonka > Intermountain Guitar & Banjo

                 Year (approx)

?

                 Label

none

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length 25-3/4"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins at about the third fret

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

mahogany

Headstock veneer

na

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

rope

Fingerboard

2 inlaid wood strips

Headstock(s)

na

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

slightly fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

black? with ? inlays

Dimensions Upper Bout 10"
Lower Bout 15"
Body at endpin 3-3/8"

                 Comments

 

 

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