Knutsen Harp Guitar   

This instrument has a severely angled bridge for the sub-basses, much like HGS49. The headstock is very hard to make out, but seems closest to the 2a row. The scale may also be shorter than standard. Pictured on a postcard from the John Doan collection (see Historical Photos for full image).

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(images copyright John Doan)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS59

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

unknown player

              Year (approx)

1911-1913

                 Label Code

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

               Frets

straight
                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

unknown

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Headstock(s)

unknown
Soundhole unknown

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers?

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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