Knutsen Harp Guitar    

Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most, p. 33.

hgt5.jpg (26994 bytes)

(image copyright Tom Noe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT5

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

James X

              Year (approx)

1901-1902

                 Label

misspelled "C. NUTSEN, Sole Patentee of the Symphony Harp-Guitar"

                 Label Code TA3

                 Courses / Strings

11 course: 6 strings on neck, 5 bass

                 Frets

slanted

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint unknown

Woods

Top

Western Red cedar

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

walnut

Bridge

walnut

Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood 

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole 3 rings (1 multi-colored)

                 Inlay

4 single dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

(Noe/Most, p.33)

 

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