Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This nine-course instrument appears all original, except for (most likely) the bridge - however, clearly the bridge is patterned after an original carved bridge. similar to many others. It is currently undergoing restoration.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGP21

                 Category

Port Townsend Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"1898 patent"

                 Current or last known owner

Rick DePaoli

              Year (approx)

1897-1898

                 Label

PT3

                 Courses / Strings

9 course: 6 strings on neck, 3 bass

                 Frets

straight

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint heel

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

mahogany and/or walnut

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

replaced?

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

herringbone?

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Headstock(s)

unknown

Soundhole 3 rings (1 herringbone)

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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