Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This instrument is pictured on the ca. 1898-1900 flyer discovered tucked in the strings of the guitar owned by Knutsen relative Bob Cammon. It is the fifth Knutsen Symphony harp guitar with the white binding on the bass headstock.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT14

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars (Port Townsend built)

                 Body Style

"Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

Knutsen

              Year (approx)

1898-1900

                 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

multi-colored wood, ivoroid?

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

ivoroid?

Headstock(s)

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

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers. Sides look like they have extra binding.

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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