Knutsen Harp Guitars    

This instrument is either the last of the mature Symphony models, or the first of the new "Evolving Symphony" models. 
I consider it the latter, due to the shape of the headstock, which definitely has that less-pronounced wing shape of the earlier version (refer to Harp Guitar Evolution for comparisons). Unlike all other Evolving Symphs though, this has the older style bridge. The frets appear to be slanted.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT47

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Evolving Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

unknown

                 Year (approx)

1902-1903

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

11-course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

                 Frets

slanted

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

spruce

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 multi-colored wood purfling

                 Inlay

4 dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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