Knutsen Harp Mandola    

This is too much! A fantastic harp mandola, roughly octave-mandola scale, with five double courses!
It is pure Knutsen, and very different from the similar suspected-Larson-built 5-course harp mandola.
It is the first Knutsen mando-instrument found with the late Seattle "Harp Guitar Factory" label.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HMA2

                 Category

Harp Mandolas

                 Body Style

"Lower Treble Point"

                 Current or last known owner

anonymous

                 Year (approx)

1913-1914

                 Label

Harp Guitar Factory

                 Label Code SE7

                 Courses / Strings

5 courses: 10 strings on neck

                 Scale length

19-1/4"

Woods

Top

koa

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

koa or mahogany

Fingerboard

drosewood

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

blonde wood

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

fancy fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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