Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Similar to the preceding specimens, this one - a bit fancier - has the next sequential label - theoretically, this was one of the first built in Seattle.  It has the same scale, but this time the neck has been shortened (the fretboard moved down) so that the bridge is better centered and not hitting the soundhole!  The soundhole is still quite warped and the scant neck block area pretty busted up as all of these.  Now fully restored and recorded as part of my Good Dogs, Bad Dogs, Best Friends cd.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS72

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Double Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Gregg Miner

              Year (approx)

1906-1908
                 Label Code SE1

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

               Frets

straight
                 Scale length ~19"
                 Neck Joint no heel

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

fir

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood purfling

Back

 

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole multi-colored wood purfling

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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