Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This was perhaps the first Knutsen harp guitar I ever saw - in 1980, hanging in McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. One day, a customer knocked it off the wall, causing substantial damage. I thought it was long gone, but it has been hanging up for years in the repair shop. The neck, which the arm is seeming to pull way off center, is apparently in its original position.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT22

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Evolving Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

McCabe's Guitar Shop

              Year (approx)

1902-1904

                 Label

TA3

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

               Frets

slanted

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint no heel

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

mahogany

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

mahogany
Headstock veneer none

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole 3 rings, 1 multi-colored

                 Inlay

4 dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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