Knutsen Harp Guitar    

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS33

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Kerry Char

              Year (approx)

1906-1908

                 Label

C. Knutsen Sole Patentee of the  Harp guitar with 11 strings. The five extra bass strings are tuned to D, C, B, A and G one octave lower than regular pitch.

                 Label Code SE1

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

               Frets

straight

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

Woods

Top

Western Red cedar

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

Spanish cedar

Fingerboard

dyed pearwood?

Bridge

walnut
Headstock veneer Brazilian rosewood (both headstocks)

Binding, trim

Top

black & white rope purfling with rosewood binding

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole black & white rope purfling

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers and headstock inlay

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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