Knutsen Harp Mandolin    

This is the third Knutsen harp mandolin found with the pointed flare on the lower bass bout. 

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HM22

                 Category

Harp Mandolins

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Anonymous

                 Year (approx)

1910-1914

                 Label

"C. Knutsen, Sole Patentee" in blue-bordered label

                 Label Code SE5

                 Courses / Strings

4 courses: 8 strings on neck

                 Scale length

unknown

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood purfling

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

ivoroid?

Headstock(s)

ivoroid?

Soundhole

multi-colored wood purfling

                 Inlay

fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

black plastic with ?

                 Comments

 

 

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