Knutsen Harp Mandolin    

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HM10

                 Category

Harp Mandolins

                 Body Style

"Lower Treble Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Dusty Strings

                 Year (approx)

1910-1913

                 Label

"C. Knutsen, Sole Patentee..." cut-off SE2 label

                 Label Code SE4

                 Courses / Strings

4 courses: 8 strings on neck

                 Scale length

13-1/2"

Woods

Top

black-painted fir or spruce?

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

fir?

Fingerboard

ebony-dyed fruitwood?

Bridge

mahogany

Headstock veneer

mahogany

Binding, trim

Top

3-colored rope

Back

blonde wood

Fingerboard

blonde wood

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

3-colored rope

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

black plastic with pearl inlays

                 Comments

 

 

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