Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This instrument is from the 1914 Los Angeles postcard of the Versatile Harmony Four. It is a Seattle-made instrument.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS23

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Frank Adamson

              Year (approx)

1911-1912

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

18 course?: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass, 7 treble?

               Frets

straight

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

hard to identify

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

hard to identify

Headstock(s)

appears bound?
Soundhole hard to identify

                 Inlay

looks like fancy fret markers and headstock inlay

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

Pictured on postcard of the Versatile Harmony Four.

 

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