Knutsen Harp Taropatch 

The fourth surviving harp taropatch, which I was able to acquire in 2012.  It matches HT4 very closely - they could almost be twins, other than a slightly different headstock shape and the soundhole rope going in different directions.  This one had the top stripped and the back and sides refinished very dark (to cover a patch in the side).  I've since refinished the refin.

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Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HT5

                 Category

Harp Taropatches

                 Body Style

"Standard"

                 Current or last known owner

anonymous > Gregg Miner

                 Year (approx)

1914-1917

                 Label

none

                 Courses / Strings

4 course: 8 strings

                 Scale length

14-3/8"

Woods

Top

red gum

Back & Sides

red gum

Neck

koa

Fingerboard

none (one-piece neck/fingerboard)

Bridge

mahogany

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

none

Headstock(s)

none

Soundhole

rope

                 Inlay

2 dot fret markers. 

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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