Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Dan Most described this harp guitar as small, but didn't provide the scale length. It's probably close to 19" like the majority of these "parlor-sized" instruments.
Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

hgs9.jpg (26108 bytes)
(image copyright Tom Noe) Size comparison with my standard Symphony harp guitar, which is 15-1/2" wide and has a 25-1/2" scale length.

 

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGS9

                 Category

Seattle Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Dan Most Estate

              Year (approx)

1912

                 Label

"C. Knutsen, Sole Patentee of the 11-string harp guitar"

                 Label Code SE2

                 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

Western Red cedar

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

Spanish cedar

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

maple

Back

none

Fingerboard

unknown

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole 2 rings (1 multi-colored)

                 Inlay

4 dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

Small, scale unknown (Noe/Most, p.76)

 

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