Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Like the previous specimen from the Knutsen flyer, this one has two pearl dots in the headstock. The photo's very red, almost pink top color is accurate, according to the owner. 

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(images copyright Ray Riepe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGP23

                 Category

Port Townsend Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"1896 patent"

                 Current or last known owner

Ray Riepe

                 Year (approx)

1896-1897

                 Label

PT2

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

straight

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint heel

Woods

Top

Red cedar?

Back & Sides

walnut or ash back

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

inlaid wood stripes

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

2 stripes

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole 3 rings (1 herringbone)

                 Inlay

pearl dot fret markers and 2 pearl dots in headstock

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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