Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Another tricky instrument.
The photos came from Robert Hartman, from the 1980s when he was working on his first book (this instrument was not included). No other information is available on it unfortunately.
Though at first it looked like it had an 1898 Patent-style body, the give-away are the slanted frets, and the new, typical "Evolving Symphony" bridge. 
Because the body most resembles the Symphony dimensions, I put it in the first group of Evolving Symphs.

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(image copyright Robert C. Hartman)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT21

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Evolving Symphony"?

                 Current or last known owner

unknown

              Year (approx)

1902-1904

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

                 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

none?

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Headstock(s)

unknown
Soundhole 3 simple wood rings

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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