Knutsen Harp Ukulele

This was the fanciest uke known, until one turned up with rope binding on the back! This is still the prettiest one, I think - what's attractive is the large rope pattern (probably intended for a guitar-sized instrument). The other ukes all have smaller, shorter rope patterns - again of varying sizes.

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(images copyright Andy Roth)

Knutsen Archives Inventory Number

HU4

                 Category

Harp Ukuleles

                 Body Style

"Standard"

                 Current or last known owner

Andy Roth

                 Year (approx)

1920-1927 or 1928. Possibly earlier (back to 1914?)

                 Label

"C. KNUTSEN, MANUFACTURER OF ALL KINDS OF STRINGED INSTRUMENTS"

                 Label Code LA8

                 Courses / Strings

4 strings

                 Scale length

unknown

Woods

Top

koa

Back & Sides

koa

Neck

koa

Fingerboard

koa

Bridge

unknown

Headstock veneer

none

Binding, trim

Top

rope

Back

none

Fingerboard

rope

Headstock(s)

rope

Soundhole

rope, wood

                 Inlay

2 dot fret markers

                 Pickguard

none

                 Comments

 

 

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