Knutsen Harp Mandolin    

Luthier and collector Neil Russell obtained this instrument from the late Dan Most. It is pictured on pages 74-75 in the Noe/Most book.
Additional photos and information can be found in From Harp Guitars to the New Hawaiian Family by Noe & Most.

hm4.jpg (32919 bytes)

(image copyright Tom Noe)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HM5

                 Category

Harp Mandolins

                 Body Style

"Lower Treble Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Neil Russell

                 Year (approx)

1910-1913

                 Label

"C. Knutsen, Sole Patentee of the"

                 Label Code SE4

                 Courses / Strings

4 courses: 8 strings on neck

                 Scale length

13-3/4"

Woods

Top

black-dyed spruce top

Back & Sides

mahogany

Neck

mahogany

Fingerboard

mahogany

Bridge

bone

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

Fancy pearl fret markers

                 Pickguard

unknown

                 Comments

instrument pictured in Noe/Most book, p.75

 

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