Knutsen Harp Mandolin    

This harp mandolin, just barely seen in two photos of Bell's Hawaiians (dates unknown), appears to have diamond-shaped pearl within the fancy binding - perhaps the fanciest Knutsen binding yet seen!

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(images copyright Gregg Miner)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HM26

                 Category

Harp Mandolins

                 Body Style

"Lower Treble Point"

                 Current or last known owner

unknown musician

                 Year (approx)

1910-1914

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

4 courses: 8 strings

                 Scale length

unknown

Woods

Top

black?

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

fancy

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Headstock(s)

unknown

Soundhole

fancy

                 Inlay

unknown

                 Pickguard

unknown

                 Comments

 

 

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