Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Interesting that Knutsen re-visited (if he indeed ever left) the short-armed harp guitars, now with the lower bass point. 
Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

hgs2.jpg (21249 bytes)

(image copyright Tom Noe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS2

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point, Short Arm"

                 Current or last known owner

Dan Most Estate

              Year (approx)

1906-1908

                 Label

"C. Knutsen, Sole Patentee of the"

                 Label Code SE4

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

               Frets

straight
                 Scale length 24-1/2"
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

Spanish cedar

Fingerboard

dyed pearwood

Bridge

dyed walnut
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole 3 rings (1 multi-colored)

                 Inlay

unknown

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

(Noe/Most, p.49)

 

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