Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

Perhaps Knutsen's last 6-string steel guitar - with a label previously unknown (same McDuff address and phone number).
Did he run out of spruce, necessitating that straight seam?

(images copyright Don Caviness)

.Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW32

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Don Caviness

                 Year (approx)

1927-1930

                 Label

LA12

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins between the first and second frets

Woods

Top

spruce / mahogany?

Back & Sides

koa?

Neck

fir

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

celluloid dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout  
Lower Bout  
Body at endpin  

                 Comments

 

 

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