Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Carefully comparing the shape of the bass headstock to the other "Evolving Symphony" guitars, I felt this one fell halfway between the second and third row styles - hence it's placement and estimated date.
This guitar is undergoing restoration - the neck, back and bridge were off when it was found, and were just temporarily placed for the photo.
In the left image I've cut and re-pasted the neck into a position closer to the original.

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(image copyright Neil Russell)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT32

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Evolving Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

Neil Russell

              Year (approx)

1904-1905

                 Label

none

                 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

multi-colored rope

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole multi-colored rope

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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