Knutsen Harp Mandolin    

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HM8

                 Category

Harp Mandolins

                 Body Style

"Guitar-shaped, Lower Bass Point"

                 Current or last known owner

Intermountain Guitar & Banjo

                 Year (approx)

1910-1914

                 Label

"C. KNUTSON (misspelled), Sole Patentee"

                 Label Code SE6

                 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 herringbone

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

multiple herringbone rings

                 Inlay

pearl moon and star in headstock, no fingerboard inlay (?)

                 Pickguard

black ?

                 Comments

instrument currently available from Intermountain Guitar & Banjo

 

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