Knutsen Harp Guitar    

So far, none of us can identify the wood on the back of this instrument.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT29

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

Intermountain Guitar & Banjo > Dan Harris

              Year (approx)

1901-1902

                 Label

misspelled "C. NUTSEN, Sole Patentee of the Symphony-Harp-Guitar with 11 strings. The 5 extra bass strings being tuned to D, C, B, A and G one octave lower than regular pitch."

                 Label Code 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

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood, maple?

Back

maple?

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole 3 wood rings (1 multi-colored)

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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