Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Note how the bridge on this one is placed upside down compared to the other bridges of this shape.

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

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

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS4

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point, Short Arm"

                 Current or last known owner

Dan Most Estate

              Year (approx)

1910-?

                 Label

"C. KNUTSEN SOLE PATENTEE", blue-bordered label

                 Label Code SE5

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings

               Frets

straight
                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint no heel

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

mountain ash

Neck

Western Red cedar

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

Spanish cedar
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole multi-colored wood

                 Inlay

4 dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

(Noe/Most, p.66-67)

 

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