Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Note the single friction tuner on the headstock - normally this is in the center. He almost left enough room for 3-on-a-plate tuners!
Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

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(left image copyright Tom Noe, right 4 images copyright Kerry Char)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGP6

                 Category

Port Townsend Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"1898 patent"

                 Current or last known owner

Dan Most Estate

              Year (approx)

1897-1898

                 Label

"Patent applied for" in pencil

                 Label Code PT4

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

                 Frets

straight

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint small heel glued flush with body

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

African mahogany

Neck

walnut

Fingerboard

ebony

Bridge

rosewood

Headstock veneer none

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole 3 herringbone rings, ivoroid binding

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

Horizontal back brace (Noe/Most, p.21,right)

 

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