Knutsen Harp Guitar  

This guitar is pictured on a 1974 LP by Chet Atkins and Merle Travis (see Historical Photos for full image).
The bridge and soundhole trim are just distinguishable enough to identify it as a different instrument from the next one (HGT21).

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(images copyright Stephen Bennett)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT43

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Evolving Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

Merle Travis

              Year (approx)

1902-1904

                 Label

unknown

                 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

none?

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole 3 rings?

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

 

                 Comments

 

 

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