Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This instrument is a 3/4-size or "parlor size" guitar with a 19" scale length.

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Size comparison with my standard Symphony harp guitar, which is 15-1/2" wide and has a 25-1/2" scale length.

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS28

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Intermountain Guitar & Banjo

              Year (approx)

1911-1912

                 Label

none

                 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

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

hard to identify

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

hard to identify

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole hard to identify

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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