Knutsen Harp Guitar    

A fancy Symphony model, belonging to Chris' wife, Anna - from the famous photograph in the Jefferson County Historical Society collection.
It has the full 18 courses and a bound bass headstock.

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(image copyright Jefferson County Historical Society)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT11

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars (Port Townsend built)

                 Body Style

"Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

Anna Knutsen

              Year (approx)

1898-1899

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

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

                 Frets

slanted

                 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)

bass: ivoroid?
Soundhole 3 rings (1 multi-colored)

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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