Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

This is the largest Knutsen Hawaiian guitar we've seen, with a 16" lower bout.
And the back! Insanely gorgeous claro walnut.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW7

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Jonathan Kellerman

                 Year (approx)

1914-1920s

                 Label

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

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length 24-7/8"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins between third and fourth fret

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

claro walnut

Neck

rosewood

Fingerboard

rosewood

Bridge

koa or mahogany

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

rope

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

2 rope rings, multi-colored wood

                 Inlay

diamond shaped and fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

tortoiseshell with pearl butterfly

Dimensions Upper Bout 10-1/2"
Lower Bout 16"
Body at endpin 4-1/4"

                 Comments

 

 

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