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Some months ago, I went by Soren Venema's shop in the centre of Amsterdam in search for some strings. I told him what I was looking for and when I said it was for my Gibson style U, he wanted to know all about it - original parts, good condition etc.?

He told me that he recently bought a Gibson harpguitar, but... without the harp part. So he kindly asked me if I wanted to show it to him, so he could make some photos and take the measures to have it restored by his repairman. Of course, I said yes! I did it before. The guy from whom I bought mine immediately got another one which needed a new pickguard and tailpiece, so he also used mine as a photomodel! I haven't seen his result yet, but soon I can compare the two. And hopefully one day, with the one Soren has, the three Gibson style U's I am aware of in the Netherlands.

Back to the story. It turned out that Soren lives just within two miles from where I live, so a meeting was easily made. And he would bring his Knutsen. Wow, great, finally I would have the chance to see, hear and play one of those hollow arm harp guitars! And guess what? He brought his Dyer too!



We had a good time together and hopefully he will get his one back in shape. Otherwise, my mind will run crazy, 'cause I can think of a very good conversion for a guitar like this...

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Any other Known Knutsens on the Kontinent?


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You are not alone! There are 2 Style Us in Bruxelles too! Mine from 1908 and an ex mine belonging now to a friend from 1916...
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@MKnut: I really don't know, I will ask Soren if he knows of any more Knutsen on the Kontinent...

@Benoit: I'd love to hear your '08,  maybe it's about time to make the travel to Bruxelles. I'll send you a message off the board to see if we can fix a date!


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