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Slide Guitars of the Early 20th Century

The popularity of Hawaiian music and in particular the "slide" style of playing brought on a vast number of guitar manufacturers to make round, square and hollow neck instruments, the most popular being the Knutsen-inspired Hollow Neck by Herman Weissenborn. Other makers such as Regal made instruments for many other companies.

I have gathered up a few of the many slide guitars of this time period and included them on my website for interest's sake.

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Weissenborn Style #1
1920s
Greenfield Style #2
1931
Teachers of Hollywood
1930s

Hilo Style #656
1920s

 
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Knutsen
1920s
Schireson Bros. Lyric
1925
Lyon & Healy
Hawaiian Guitar
1927
 
round neck guitar round neck guitar knutsen convertible modified convetible
Kona Style #4
1912
Regal Hawaii-O-Fone
1930s
Knutsen Convertible
1909
Knutsen Modified Square Neck Convertible
1909
 
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Oahu Square Neck
1930s
Bronson
Square Neck
1930s
Dobro-Regal “Cyclops”
1933
Harlin Brothers
1937
 
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Gibson Master
Tone Special
1938
National Havana
Square Neck
1938