Knutsen Harp Ukulele

This is a gorgeous harp uke. It sold on eBay early in 2004 well under value, because the unfortunate seller simply could not provide decent photos or description. So we all let it go - except for the lucky owner who definitely got a prize. It turned out to be nearly immaculate, and the first Knutsen uke found with three-color rope binding - top, soundhole, neck and headstock - a very fancy instrument! Of the very unusual koa (is it really pink? or blonde?!), the new owner says, "the koa is a beautiful golden yellow and very curly with the sweetest little lacquer cracks throughout. The neck looks like it has been stained cherry, but has the sheen of koa beneath. There is no separate fingerboard (there never is on Knutsen's ukes - GM)."

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(images copyright Ed Stander)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HU22

                 Category

Harp Ukuleles

                 Body Style

"Standard"

                 Current or last known owner

Ed Stander

                 Year (approx)

unknown

                 Label

none

                 Label Code n/a

                 Courses / Strings

4 strings

                 Scale length

13-9/16"

Woods

Top

koa

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

koa

Fingerboard

koa

Bridge

koa

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

3-color rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

3-color rope

Headstock(s)

3-color rope

Soundhole

3-color rope

                 Inlay

none

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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