Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Another 9-course Knutsen undergoing restoration. The original carved bridge (an Otto Anderson feature) was replaced with a crude 6-string bridge. Once that gets re-created, this will be a rather nice specimen.

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("Before" images copyright Kerry Char. "After" images copyright Hartenberger Collection)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGP22

                 Category

Port Townsend Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"1898 patent"

                 Current or last known owner

Hartenberger World Music Collection of Historical Instruments

                 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

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

ivoroid and herringbone

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none. backstrip of wood on neck.

Soundhole 3 rings (1 herringbone)

                 Inlay

fancy pearl inlays

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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