This is my newest build. It is a Harp-Mandolin which is based on the Knutzen Harp-Mandolin from the early part of the 1900’s. It has a regular double course of mandolin strings plus 4 sub bass strings.


Falling Star Harp-Mandolin


• Sitka Spruce soundboard
• Walnut back and rims
• Herringbone inlay for back seam and Harp neck detail
• Binding all around including fret board and headstocks
• Fret board made from ebony
• Mother of Pearl fret board dots as well as headstock inlays
• Headstocks have ebony overlay
• Grover Mandolin tuners and Grover Banjo tuners.
• Ladder bracing, braces 3 piece spruce, ebony, spruce
• 3 piece neck, mahogany, ebony, mahogany, Spanish style neck joint
• Ebony endpins with mother of pearl dots
• Bridges were made from pieces of ebony, spruce, and ebony with a bone saddle
• Traditional shell tailpiece
• Arm rest made from dyed mahogany
• Tuned: Harp strings CGDA, Mandolin strings GDAE

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Gregg Miner, a leading authority on Harp-Guitars recently wrote about my Falling Star Harp-Mandolin on his blogg. Gregg’s Blogg/HarpGuitars.net