Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This instrument is pictured in two photos from the collection of Robert Armstrong.
This is King Benny Nawahi's guitar player with a late Seattle period guitar. 

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(images copyright Robert Armstrong)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS21

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

King Benny Nawahi's guitar player

              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

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Headstock(s)

unknown
Soundhole rope

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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