Knutsen Harp Guitars    

This is one of the few instruments from the "Payne's Mandolin and Guitar School" photo that is identifiable as a new Archives entry.  It features a very distinctive bridge for the treble strings.  Other than Chris and Anna Knutsen, none of the other players have been identified. 

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(images copyright Dirk Vandenburg)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT56

                 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, 7 treble

                 Frets

straight

                 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 multi-colored wood purfling

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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