Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW8

                 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", yellow
                 Label Code LA2

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

inlaid wood

                 Scale length 25"
                 Neck Joint hollow, square, taper begins at the fifth fret

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

Douglas fir

Fingerboard

rosewood

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope, with green ring

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout 10-1/4"
Lower Bout 14-3/4"
Body at endpin 4"

                 Comments

 

 

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