Knutsen Harp Mandolin    

Similar to HM13 & HM20. Unusual for Knutsen, the pickguard is the exact same shape. The body is again essentially identical except for the headstock. What's amazing is that it is this third similar model has the exact same cut label, with "sole" and "of the" again scribbled out !

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HM18

                 Category

Harp Mandolins

                 Body Style

"Guitar-shaped, Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

anonymous

                 Year (approx)

1910-1913

                 Label

"C. KNUTSEN, Sole Patentee of the..." (cut label, "sole" & "of the" scribbled out!)

                 Label Code SE4

                 Courses / Strings

4 courses: 8 strings on neck

                 Scale length

unknown

Woods

Top

unknown

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood purfling, ivoroid

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

ivoroid

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

multi-colored wood purfling

                 Inlay

dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

black plastic?

                 Comments

 

 

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