Knutsen Harp Guitar    

The second Amend instrument is pretty fancy also, with fancy rope binding, fingerboard inlays and extra inlays on the headstock and just under the bass headstock. It is also a smaller scale 18-course instrument with a doubled third ("G") string.
See Bert Amend & the One-Armed Musicians
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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS44

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Bert Amend

              Year (approx)

1912-1913

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

18 course: 7 strings on neck (G doubled), 5 bass, 7 treble

               Frets

straight

                 Scale length unknown, but likely shorter
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

black

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

fancy multi-colored rope purfling & ivoroid

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

ivoroid?

Headstock(s)

bass headstock: difficult to tell, neck headstock: none
Soundhole double ring of multi-colored rope

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers, 2 inlays in neck headstock, inlay in bass arm

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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