Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Dan states that this one has a 24-1/2" scale length, but it appears shorter (~20"?).

Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

hgs3.jpg (39092 bytes) hgs3back.jpg (14847 bytes)

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(left image copyright Tom Noe, right image copyright Kerry Char)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS3

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Dan Most Estate

              Year (approx)

1906-1908

                 Label

"C. Knutsen, Sole Patentee of the"

                 Label Code SE4

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

               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

hard to identify

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole 3 rings (1 multi-colored)

                 Inlay

3 dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

(Noe/Most, p.50)

 

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