Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

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(image copyright Tom Noe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGP5

                 Category

Port Townsend Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"1898 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 small heel

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

Spanish cedar

Fingerboard

rosewood

Bridge

rosewood

Headstock veneer none

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole 3 simple rings

                 Inlay

3 single dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

X-braced top for steel strings, unlike other "patent-style" guitars (Noe/Most, p.21,left)

 

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