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Another amazing year...

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Wow, really nice! Thanks, Gregg! Great to see more Harp Steels popping up - especially the funky later ones from McDuff. Perhaps they'll rival the HGs in number one day...

Loved Jean's article, and of course working on the Payne photo was fun! Inspiring!

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Great Stuff Gregg! Is HGS71 the instrument I saw at the Arlington guitar show last year? If I were to have had the cash that year, it would have been mine!

 Oddly enough, the fellow in the back row of the Payne's photo holding a harp guitar tends brings Stacy Hobbs to mind for some odd reason......

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Yes, that is the one. I could have had it for 5k, and had it not been a 19" scale, would have jumped on it! 

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Thanks Gregg, I thought it was.   Ok...gotta get back to bending ebony now........

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Gregg - What was your immediate reaction at the moment you discovered what is likely the original Payne's Mandolin and Guitar School group photo (or should I say 4 photo composite)?

What an amazing find! I wonder if they would sell it to you. I think it would look great framed in the Miner museum...






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Kerry Char saw that photo hanging on the wall of the owner probably 15 or more years ago.  He couldn't buy it or photograph it then, and forgot all about it, although he did mention it to me once or twice.  When he saw my original Payne article with the blown-up Cadenza photo, he realized it must have been the same.  It took a good year or more to get Kerry to find the guy's phone #.  He was amenable to me photographing it on his wall, but it took 2 years for him to actually commit to a visit.  Yes, when I saw it, it was Drool City. He wouldn't let me borrow it or take it out of the frame.  Photos sucked, and I got him curious enough about those quadrant "seams" to open it up.  Sure enough - likely THE photo.  The price then went up from "I don't want to sell it" to "I'll never sell it in a million years"!
But all's well that ends well!


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Hey Gregg, not sure if i got these to you or not, ill also send them to you a little higher res in an email, but I found a guy with an old original Knutsen harp mando in Coeur d' Alene:



Has the original case and everything! you can see where the bridge overlaps the pick guard. Not sure if that is why it is recessed.  Can't remember the model #, but i can email the guy.
~Dave





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Thanks Dave - no, but your brother did....the instrument was added in this year's update:
http://www.harpguitars.net/knutsen/hm29.htm
As I'm sure you remember, there are no Knutsen model #s.
Let me know if the owner ever wants to sell!

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There HAS to be more backstory to a Knutsen instrument being in the Sons of Norway!


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It took awhile - and frankly, I expected that it would never happen - but I snagged it!



This is HMA4 - one of the rarest of the only-one-known Knuts.  Merry Christmas to me!


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congrats on snagging that one gregg.  though could you refrain from taking pictures infront of the gibson mandobass and mandocello.... it's really difficult cleaning my drool off the keyboard.  Awesome collection in general actually. 

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Not to mention an amazing collection of food for thought! Congrat's on Santa coming early this year Gregg.

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