Knutsen Harp Mandolin    

This harp mandolin is pictured on the full "New Hawaiian Family" labels. The bass arm looks like those on the harp ukes, while the "banana-shaped" headstock is similar to my koa 1913 harp guitar. The little "dagger-shaped" inlay in the pickguard is unusual and is not a defect (it appears in all the labels).

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HM6

                 Category

Harp Mandolins

                 Body Style

"Lower Treble Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Knutsen

                 Year (approx)

1910-1914

                 Label

unknown

                 Courses / Strings

4 courses: 8 strings on neck

                 Scale length

unknown

Woods

Top

black?

Back & Sides

unknown

Neck

unknown

Fingerboard

unknown

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

unknown

Binding, trim

Top

hard to identify

Back

unknown

Fingerboard

looks like two single inlaid stripes

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rings

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

"dagger" inlay in ?

                 Comments

 

 

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