Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This is a surviving harp guitar (well, partially surviving!) originally owned by Bert Amend (see Bert Amend & the One-Armed Musicians).
It does not appear in any of the Amend photos, but was built about the same time as the others (probably a year or two before).

hgs51.jpg (55954 bytes) hgs51bridge.jpg (51227 bytes) hgs51head.jpg (31912 bytes)

(images copyright Amend Music Center, courtesy Brian Alboucq)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS51

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Amend Music Center

              Year (approx)

1910-1912

                 Label Code SE1

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

               Frets

n/a

                 Scale length n/a
                 Neck Joint n/a

Woods

Top

spruce?

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

n/a

Fingerboard

n/a

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer n/a

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

n/a

Headstock(s)

n/a

Soundhole 3 multi-colored rings

                 Inlay

n/a

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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