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Nice to see the harp guitar market alive and well in this economy (can't wait to meet all the new owners/players at the Gathering...hope you all come!).
Here's kind of a cool Knutsen that I just picked up, available "as is."


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I've just opened a new Merchant Account for Harp Guitar Music.  I can now accept VISA or MasterCard directly for any and all orders for those who prefer that option.  Please use order form, or you can leave a message on the office phone.  For those of you who get airline or other points for purchases, feel free to use this option for instruments and other big ticket items.  No extra CC fees on any merchandise except instruments, for which the posted price is always the discount cash price.

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A (recently discovered specimen) Dyer Style 35 harp mandolin added.

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Ben;

congratulations on selling your "Modern Mozzani"

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Yep, I'm happy!
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2 new listings - at both ends of the harp guitar spectrum...

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Noticed the very poor attempt to make a port hole (and cover?) by the previous Dyer 8 owner:

http://www.harpguitarmusic.com/images/merch/dyer8/dyer22.jpg


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Two new Short-Scale Harp Guitars now up...
Also 2 great back&side wood sets.

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New Merrill is available for sale (on premises - photos and details coming soon),

and I've finally got a few Holloways for sale!   Sending to my Waiting List now - but there may be some left.


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McCollum harp guitar now up!

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Once in a lifetime opportunity: Jeffrey Elliott's original steel string 10-string has become available.

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John Bushouse is selling the koa Knutsen harp guitar that he bought from me last July.  Same price, he hasn't yet tackled any repairs.  He has found his hands full dealing with restoration with a Knutsen Hawaiian guitar he bought at the same time...

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And another Knutsen - this one an ultra-rare, super-popular black top harp mandolin with subs!
http://www.harpguitarmusic.com/listings/hg-knutsenmando-6-11.htm


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Nice. but don't forget if you want something a little less vintage and a fraction of the cost, Tone made a very nice harp mando much less expensive and  in a very short period of time.  "Mini-me"  was a big hit last HGG and got thumbs up from the pope and Stacy Hobbs (who couldn't put it down).


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I'm puzzled by the sub bass bridge placement.
 
 
I could understand moving the bridge back slightly to accommodate the shorter arm when compared to yours, Gregg. But, why on such an angle? Would it have been done to facilitate a wider tuning spread of the subs? Also, I find it hard to believe that those strings would be able to move the top much what with the bridge being so close to the rim.
I understand that all Knutsen instruments are a bit of a knonundrum in that there never seems to be any kn-rime or kn-reason. However, if I were a betting man I'd bet that this mandolin pre dates yours. It didn't work well so he made the arm longer and moved the bridge closer to the sweet spot of the top when it came to making yours. Or, maybe knot.

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Your "no rhyme or reason" is correct, Stephen.  Almost certainly Chris used random bridge materials and placement.  Plus we don't know who placed the sub bridges in those positions, nor when.  I didn't move mine around to hunt for "best tone" due to the wear on the top underneath it.

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Could it possibly have just slipped down there when the strings were slackened? What size are the stings? Do they compare to the ones on yours?


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Here's a rare opportunity...

I have available a (slightly) used Kathy Wingert harp guitar.

But not just any - this is number 2, originally owned, played and recorded by Stephen Bennett!

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Two new instruments added.  (Both were at HGG9, but a bit under the radar)

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In case you missed the blog, I've got a great new Arul harp guitar up.

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Gregg,

It's great to see that Arul has finally gotten another HG to you.  That piece of wood I provided him for the top seemed like a really nice one to me; I can believe that it sounds good.  It's true that it has both some unusual grain configurations and more colorful streaking than will be found in your plain-vanilla AAAA guitar tops; personally, I find a top with some character and color to be much more attractive than perfectly straight grain and even color.  And what's really important is the "cut" of the wood, and its' stiffness to weight ratio, at least where good resonance and structural integrity are concerned. 

Sounds like someone will get a good deal with that one!

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Arul said this was yours, Fred, but I wasn't sure. 
That explains why it is about the loudest, most ready-to-go new HG top I've ever heard (as if it's been played in for a long time).
Got more?
And yes, I consider it a major bargain...

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Hey all - a vintage Dyer 7 just listed

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Yer Killin' me with this one!
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2010 Merrill re-listed (major discount) and Holloways are here (get in line, I'll get photos and details and pricing soon!).
http://www.harpguitarmusic.com/instruments.htm


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