Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This is the second harp guitar found with Knutsen's "Harp Guitar Factory" label. 
Like the other, it is pretty much an all-koa instrument. The bass headstock is the most vertical yet, with five zither pin tuners.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS34

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Intermountain Guitar & Banjo

              Year (approx)

1913-1914

                 Label

Harp Guitar Factory

                 Label Code SE7

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

               Frets

straight

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint no heel, L-bracket

Woods

Top

koa

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

maple / red-dyed wood / maple

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole multi-colored rope

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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