Knutsen Harp Guitars    

This remarkable instrument is from the Cadenza magazine photo of "Payne's Mandolin and Guitar School."
Not since the heart-shaped soundholes of the patent drawings and one photographed rare example have we seen double soundholes. The scale lengths appear to be standard, or close, though the bodies seem to be of a smaller width. 

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(images copyright Dirk Vandenburg)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT41

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

unknown child

                 Year (approx)

1900-1902

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

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 wood purfling

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole simple rings?

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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