Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This plain specimen has no soundhole binding, but it the owner was told that the top was possibly replaced - and perhaps the back also - which would explain the rough appearance.  It has the transitional period rare "heel bulge" - almost certainly a Knutsen-built feature.  This feature matches the timeframe for the label also.  Tailpiece is non-original. 

(images from eBay seller)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGP30

                 Category

Port Townsend Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"1896 patent"

                 Current or last known owner

unknown

                 Year (approx)

1898-1900

                 Label Code

PT5

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

straight

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint heel bulge

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole none

                 Inlay

3 dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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