Knutsen Harp Guitar    

This is an extremely unusual "petite" Symphony harp guitar that is only 13-5/8" wide!  Note how the full 18-course bridge spans the whole body.  Scale length is short also - 23-1/4".  Most unusual is the strangely offset soundhole.  This is one of the fanciest specimens known - and one of only three with multi-colored purfling trim around the fingerboard.  It is also unusual in having cherry back and sides.

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(images copyright Kerry Char)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT26

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

Jeff Doctorow

                 Year (approx)

1901-1902

                 Label Code

TA3

                 Courses / Strings

18 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass, 7 treble

                 Frets

straight
                 Scale length 23-1/4"
                 Neck Joint no heel

Woods

Top

cedar

Back & Sides

stained cherry

Neck

cedar

Fingerboard

walnut

Bridge

walnut
Headstock veneer none

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood, ivoroid

Back

ivoroid

Fingerboard

multi-colored wood

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole 3 wood rings (1 multi-colored)

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers 

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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