Knutsen Harp Guitar    

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

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(image copyright Tom Noe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HGT8

                 Category

Tacoma Harp Guitars

                 Body Style

"Evolving Symphony"

                 Current or last known owner

Dan Most Estate

              Year (approx)

1904-1906

                 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

walnut

Neck

cedar

Fingerboard

pearwood

Bridge

mahogany
Headstock veneer unknown

Binding, trim

Top

none

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none
Soundhole none

                 Inlay

3 dot markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

Geared bass tuners, evolving bass headstock (Noe/Most, p.36)

 

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