The latest Knutsen Discoveries from:

Indexed by Newest > Oldest below

Date Topic Title

November 13th, 2020

Plenty of Knutsen instruments in this 3-part monograph on the James Shaw family

The James Shaw Family: A Hawaiian Musical Dynasty

April 3rd, 2020

The Knutsen-playing Vaudeville group gets their own book

Vardon, Perry & Wilber Meet the Library of Congress

February 20th, 2020

Guest author Darrell Urbien explores an unusual Knutsen connection

Knutsen’s Electrical Knnection

February 13th, 2020

I stumble upon a "historical photo" of my own Knutsen Symphony

The Tale of Knutsen Symphony Harp Guitar #HGT1

November 8th, 2019

In which we examine Bad Drew Baldwin's first HG, a mysterious Knutsen

The Tale of Drew Baldwin’s First Harp Guitar

September 26th, 2019

An incredibly rare photograph and an even rarer instrument

Knutsen Harp Bandurria No. 2

August 25th, 2019

A new harp-uke specimen is the fanciest one yet found

HU45 – the Fancier Fanciest Known Knutsen Harp Ukulele

March 17th, 2019

A new, clear image of Michael Hedges' Knutsen

Michael Hedges Recap

June 23rd, 2018

Knutsen's automobile and road trip

Chris Knutsen, Road Warrior

January 1st, 2018

New Knutsen historical photo discoveries

New Knutsens for the New Year!

thumb457.jpg (76557 bytes)

October 27th, 2017

New all-Knutsen CD release 

Isn’t it Good Norwegian Wood?

thumb453.jpg (82253 bytes)

April 3rd, 2016

A new Knutsen flyer discovered

Knutsen’s Slippers

January 10th, 2016

Two harp-taropatches in hand

Knutsen Double Vision

January 1st, 2016

Knutsens in Vaudeville

Vardon, Perry and… Wilbers?

May 22nd, 2014

Pester the Hermit's steel guitars, including Knutsen and Weissenborn

Knutsen Nature Boy, Part 2,weissenborn-pshs-t.jpg

May 9th, 2014

Knutsen steel guitar player William Pester, the Hermit of Palm Springs

Knutsen Nature Boy, Part 1

April 21st, 2014

More historical Knuten images

A Kouple More…

March 31st, 2014

Ukulele magazine features my Knutsen harp uke for its "Great Ukes" page.

Summer Arrives Early

March 15th, 2014

A posting of new historical images of Knutsen players

New Photos of Old Knutsens

February 18th, 2014

I inspect the remaining Otto Anderson harp guitars

Knutsen & Anderson Harp Guitars, Continued

February 25th, 2013

Knutsen harp ukes get a new mini-feature

A Knutsen Almost-Centerfold

October 9th, 2012

My Knutsen collection, newly re-arranged

Harp Guitar Double Parking

August 12th, 2012

A deadly looking Knutsen double-point HG is found.

Extreme Knutsen

July 8th, 2012

An unbelievable find of a Knutsen harp steel in a vintage stereocard!

Knutsen in Stereo

June 7th, 2012

Three Harp Steels now known with Knutsen's amazing "floating back"!

Knutsen’s Floating-Back Harp Steel Guitars

April 8th, 2012

Found! Not one, but two, of the previously undiscovered Dyer harp mandolins with the bass point on the "wrong" side.  How does it fit in the Knutsen/Dyer relationship?

The Dyer Optical Illusion Harp Mandolin

January 30th, 2012

A new harp mando specimen gets a big reaction

Harp Guitar Goodwill

September 7th, 2011 Chris was apparently a rheumatism sufferer - what amazing instrument production even so!

Khronicling Knutsen’s Kondition

August 30th, 2011 The lowest Dyer serial number yet found, on a Knutsen-signed label

Joe Stertz, the 25th Dyer Owner

June 9th, 2011 A link to Chronicling America, with the first Knutsen find

New Online Research Archive

May 6th, 2011 A strange new "barely harp" mandolin..

New Knutsen Design

April 22nd, 2011 A great old photo showing yet another new Knutsen model.

W. S. Ellis and His Hawaiian Orchestre

March 21st, 2011 Includes a new Knut or 2...

Latest Harp-Mando Finds

March 8th, 2011 Another clue on Knutsen's 1914-1916 period...

Knutsen’s “Lost Years”

February 26th, 2011 No new Knutsen info, but some new finds on Bert Amend

More on Amend, the One-Armed Harp Guitarist

February 25th, 2011 Another rare find of the duo (under another group name) with Knutsen harp guitars

The Omnipresent Vardon & Perry

February 19th, 2011 Finally!  New clues on the mysterious "Patent Applied For" labels.

Patent Applied For: Knutsen’s Adjustable Neck

February 5th, 2011 Knutsen's "factory" had a dozen workers?

Knutsen’s First Tacoma Harp Guitar Factory

February 4th, 2011 A nice little story about an original Knutsen harp guitar purchaser.

Glimpses of an Original Knutsen Owner

December 15th, 2010 Catching up on just some of the many steel guitars that continue to be found.

A Plethora of New Knutsen Steels (Harp and/or Otherwise)

October 11th, 2010 A couple of the latest instrument finds.

Knutsen updates

October 5th, 2010 A visit with Knutsen owner Dick Dilloff

Tenor, Dick and Harry

October 3rd, 2010 A new "baby pineapple" model is discovered.

and baby makes 6…

If you enjoyed this article, or found it useful for research, please consider making a donation to The Harp Guitar Foundation
which supports, so that this information will be available for others like you and to future generations. 
Thank you for your support! Home

The Harp Guitar Foundation

History          Players         Music         Luthiers         Iconography         Articles 

 Forum                 About                Links                Site Map                Search               Contact

All Site Contents Copyright © Gregg Miner,2004-2020. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright and Fair Use of material and use of images: See Copyright and Fair Use policy.