Knutsen Harp Guitars    

This is another left-handed instrument played by Chris himself -as seen in the photo of "Payne's Mandolin and Guitar School."  It is a third personal instrument, as the main headstock is solid, not slotted, as in Chris' previous guitar, HGT10.

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(images copyright Dirk Vandenburg)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT40

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

Chris Knutsen

                 Year (approx)

1900-1902

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

HGT40: 18-course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass, 7 treble

                 Frets

unknown

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

unknown

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

fancy fret markers

Headstock(s)

unknown

Soundhole unknown

                 Inlay

unknown

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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