Knutsen Harp Mandolin    

This is the fourth Knutsen harp mandolin found with the pointed flare on the lower bass bout.   With five now known to have been built, it does not appear to be as rare or unusual as originally thought - though the "Lower Treble Point" models still far outnumber them.

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(images copyright Sons of Norway)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HM29

                 Category

Harp Mandolins

                 Body Style

"Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Sons of Norway

                 Year (approx)

1910-1914

                 Label

"C. Knutsen, Sole Patentee..." partial label

                 Label Code SE4

                 Courses / Strings

4 courses: 8 strings on neck

                 Scale length

unknown

Woods

Top

spruce

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

multi-colored wood purfling

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

multi-colored wood purfling

                 Inlay

no fret markers

                 Pickguard

black plastic

                 Comments

 

 

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