Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This instrument is from the two well-known photographs of Oscar Page - from the collection of the Lane County Historical Museum.
It appears to be a very plain model.

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((images copyright and courtesy of Lane County Historical Museum, Eugene, OR))

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT12

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

Oscar Page

              Year (approx)

1899-1900

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

                 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

hard to identify

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Headstock(s)

unknown
Soundhole hard to identify

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

From 2 1900 photos

 

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