Knutsen Harp Guitars    

Cool!  A surviving instrument like the two rare "double soundhole" child-size instruments in the "Payne's Mandolin and Guitar School" photo!
This one begs to be restored.  Note the "wrap around" fingerboard extension.  Most unusual in the "half-heel" - this appears to be a Knutsen first.  It is still likely a butt joint.

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(images copyright Brian KLYM)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT52

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Custom Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

Brian KLYM

                 Year (approx)

1900-1902

                 Label

TA3

                 Courses / Strings

6 strings on neck, 5 bass

                 Frets

slanted?

                 Scale length unknown
                 Neck Joint "half heel"

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

fir?

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer mahogany, maple?

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood purfling

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole 2 plain wood rings

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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