Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Chris' own lefty, one of the first Symphony models built  - from the famous photograph in the Jefferson County Historical Society collection.
See HGT17 for comparison.

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(image copyright Jefferson County Historical Society)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT10

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars (Port Townsend built)

                 Body Style

"Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

Chris Knutsen

              Year (approx)

1898-1899

                 Label

Family portrait?

                 Label Code PT7

                 Courses / Strings

18 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass, 7 treble

                 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

multi-colored wood, ivoroid?

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

ivoroid?

Headstock(s)

hard to identify
Soundhole 3 rings of multi-colored wood purfling

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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