Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Another fantastic vintage photo, with a third 12-strings-on-neck harp guitar! 
R. G. Holldorff's Royal Hawaiian Serenaders.  It looks like "Dec 22" then something else.  1922?  Or the 22nd of December in an unknown year?
Unfortunately, the harp guitarist was not holding still, so the Knutsen is a bit blurred.  Otherwise, we might have been able to read the label!
Fancy inlays and a rare, inlaid pickguard.

Click on a picture to enlarge
(images by Gregg Miner, copyright and courtesy Don Stewart)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS70

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Double Point"

                 Current or last known owner

unknown player

              Year (approx)

1913-1914

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

11-course: 12 strings on neck, 5 bass

               Frets

straight

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

black

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

ivoroid?

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

bound?

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole difficult to identify

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

black? with inlay

                 Comments

 

 

To Harp Guitars

Home

To Next Instrument

[Biographical] [Instruments] [Historical Photos]
[
Credits] [FAQ] [Bibliography] [Updates] [Links] [Contact]
[
Home (Knutsen Archives)] [Home (Harpguitars.net)

All Site Contents Copyright  Gregg Miner, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,2006,2007,2008. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright and Fair Use of material and use of images: See Copyright and Fair Use policy.