Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar    

Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

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(image copyright Tom Noe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW4

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Tom Noe

                 Year (approx)

1914-1920s

                 Label

full "New Hawaiian Family" label, white

                 Label Code LA1

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins at the third fret

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers, inlay in pickguard

                 Pickguard

unknown

Dimensions Upper Bout unknown
Lower Bout unknown
Body at endpin unknown

                 Comments

Instrument pictured in Noe/Most, p.116-117

 

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