Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This is a very nice instrument - too bad someone tried some crazy experiment with the sub-bass strings. Note the distinctive "wavy" headstock.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS50

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Intermountain Guitar & Banjo

              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

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored rope

Back

ivoroid?

Fingerboard

ivoroid?

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole multi-colored rope

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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