Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This late model harp guitar is very similar to the previous instrument (HGS19), except that it has zither pins for the sub-bass tuners. The woods and trim are essentially the same. The red colored area above the super-trebles are temporarily added violin fine-tuners, and the visible label is a photocopy inserted for reference.
The owner purchase it just five blocks from Knutsen's original "Harp Guitar Factory" on Stewart Street!

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(images copyright anonymous owner)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS46

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Anonymous

              Year (approx)

1913-1914

                 Label

None (copy inserted)

                 Label Code na

                 Courses / Strings

18 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass, 7 treble

               Frets

straight

                 Scale length 25-1/2"
                 Neck Joint no heel, bracket

Woods

Top

black

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

Spanish cedar

Fingerboard

dyed ?

Bridge

mahogany
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

3-ply wood binding (blonde/red/blonde)

Back

blonde wood

Fingerboard

blonde wood

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole 8 wood rings (blonde, red & black)

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

Zither pin bass tuners, temporary violin fine tuners added to super-trebles.

 

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