Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

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(image copyright Tom Noe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT2

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

Dan Most Estate

              Year (approx)

1899-1900

                 Label

"Patented United States, Canada, and England"

                 Label Code PT6

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

                 Frets

slanted

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint no heel

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

Western Red cedar

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored, ivoroid

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole 3 rings (1 multi-colored)

                 Inlay

3 single dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

(Noe/Most, p.23)

 

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