Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This instrument appeared in the early Larson Bros. books by Robert C. Hartman.
In 2008, it finally resurfaced!  Looks like someone restored and refinished it.
Though scale length isn't known, it seems to be another "parlor-size" instrument, with a 19" or so scale length.

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(left image copyright and courtesy Ron Middlebrook/Centerstream Publishing & Robert C. Hartman,
all others copyright Apple Guitars )

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS12

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Apple Guitars

              Year (approx)

1911-1912

                 Label

"C. Knutsen, Sole Patentee of the 11-string harp guitar"

                 Label Code SE2

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

               Frets

straight

                 Scale length ~19"
                 Neck Joint no heel

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

fir?

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

mahogany
Headstock veneer none

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored purfling

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole 2 rings (1 multi-colored)

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

("The Larsons' Creations", p.90)

 

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