Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This instrument was owned by the late Michael Hedges. 
The neck headstock looks unoriginal. The bass string nuts are likely new also, as presumably are the bass tuners (friction or banjo-style).

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(left images copyright Alan Tignanelli, center images copyright and courtesy Ebet Roberts, right images copyright Ron Middlebrook/ Centerstream Publishing,
from Contemporary Fingerstyle Guitar  by Ken Perlman)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS17

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Michael Hedges

              Year (approx)

1912-1913

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

               Frets

straight

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

black

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

white

Back

white

Fingerboard

unknown

Headstock(s)

unknown
Soundhole unknown

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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