Knutsen Harp Guitar   

This specimen has a sharp bend in the bridge where the sub-bass strings angle down. Note the distinctive offset wire saddles! 

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS49

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center

              Year (approx)

1911-1913

                 Label Code SE2

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

               Frets

straight

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint no heel

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

mahogany?

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood purfling

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole unknown

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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