Knutsen Harp Guitar    

As Dan Most pointed out in the book, the earliest of the new Seattle era guitars (the "Lower Bass Point" style) had the same basic headstock as the previous Tacoma instruments (the "Evolving Symphony" style).
This well-known instrument appeared in both of Robert C. Hartman's books on the Larson instruments. As disparagingly as Bob talked about it, Dan Most still bought it. He loved "basket cases" and had always planned to restore each one in turn.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS29

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Dan Most Estate

              Year (approx)

1906-1908

                 Label

none

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

               Frets

straight

                 Scale length 24-1/2"
                 Neck Joint no heel

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood purfling

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

hard to identify

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole 3 rings (1 multi-colored)

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

added?

                 Comments

Body width: 15." ("The Larsons' Creations", p.89)

 

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