Knutsen Harp Guitar    

The photograph on the left was provided by the seller, The Red Fiddle; the photo on the right as the instrument appeared on p. 20 of the Noe/Most book.
Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

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(left image copyright Dick Fiscus, right image Tom Noe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGP2

                 Category

Port Townsend Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"1896 patent"

                 Current or last known owner

Dan Most estate

                 Year (approx)

1896-1897

                 Label

Rubber stamp of both patent instruments

                 Label Code PT1

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

straight

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint heel

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

walnut

Neck

Spanish cedar

Fingerboard

rosewood

Bridge

rosewood

Headstock veneer none

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole 3 rings (1 herringbone)

                 Inlay

pearl dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

(Noe/Most, p.20)

 

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