Knutsen Hawaiian Guitar

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 Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HW9

                 Category

Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitars

                 Body Style

"Weissenborn-shaped"

                 Current or last known owner

Michael Dunn > Colin McCubbin

                 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 around the seventh fret

Woods

Top

spruce?

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

spruce or fir

Fingerboard

gumwood

Bridge

non-original

Headstock veneer

painted black

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

Dimensions Upper Bout 9-7/8"
Lower Bout 14-13/16"
Body at endpin 4-1/16"

                 Comments

tuners replaced, black painted headstock probably not original

 

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