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Englemann Spruce Top;  African Mahogany Back, Sides and Neck;
Rosewood Fingerboard, Bridge and Head Veneers;  Walnut Binding
16:1 Sealed Gear Tuners;  Tusq Saddle and Nut;  Satin Finish
Soft Case Gig Bag,  Passive 3-Contact Pickup System

Harp String Tuning (highest to lowest):   D-C-B-A-G-F/E


The S-12 is the very first U.S.A. made, all solid wood, production line modern harp guitar.  This instrument was designed to sound and play great. It was engineered to be light weight without compromising structural integrity or acoustic tone. Having carefully examined several early 1900’s original Knutsen and Larson harp guitars, this design was modeled after these famous vintage classics. It is improved with some modern advancements including higher geared guitar tuners for easier tuning, adjustable truss rods, and CNC duplicated neck carving for precision and consistency. Without neglecting traditional construction methods a great sounding instrument was achieved with exceptional play-ability for today’s professionals.

Features:

  • Modernized Knutsen/Dyer design
  • Solid Inland Northwest Englemann Spruce top
    • Flexed tension radius on top/back
  • Solid African mahogany back, sides and neck
  • Spruce bracing
    • Modified X-brace
    • Slanted back bracing
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Walnut Binding
  • Ebony bridge pins
  • Modified Classical Spanish Heel neck joint
    • CNC duplicated neck
    • Neck-through construction
    • Standard welded-end adjustable truss rod
  • Rosewood head veneers
  • Sound hole purfling rosette
  • Tusq nut and saddles

Specs:

  • Satin Polyurethane finish
  • 16:1 ratio sealed gear professional tuners
  • 12″ radius fingerboard
  • 14-fret body
  • 4-1/8″ body depth at tail
  • 3-1/8″ body depth at harp head
  • 15-1/2″ body width at bout
  • 41.5″ overall length of instrument
  • Harp String Scale Lengths:
    • 33.125″, 32.25″,  31.25″,   30″,   29″
  • 25-1/2″ guitar scale length
  • 2-1/4″ string spacing at saddle
  • 1-9/16″ string spacing at nut
  • 1-7/8″ width at nut
  • Setup Specs:
    Low E height @ 12th Fret:  ~0.10″
    High E height @ 12th Fret:  ~0.070″
    Low E height @ 1st Fret:  ~0.023″
    High E height @ 1st Fret:  ~0.013″

Testimonials:

Kathy Jonas:   “I have to say your HG is so easy to play and I LOVE the tone!  I’m really enjoying learning this new song. (I’m learning “Arlington” by the Wailin’ Jennys). It sounds just wonderful with the bass notes.”

Paul Lisney:   ” I love it and am working on a song on it- I am really excited about the song and was truly surprised with this lovely instrument! It sounds amazing and plays so well. I love the natural reverb and overtones that it generates – amazing!  ”

Stuart Philips:  ” love it, it’s awesome thank you. ”

Alex Jones:  ” Well I wanted to give the guitar a good workout before I contacted you. I’ll start off by saying I really love the guitar. It’s been a bit of an adjustment to get the hang of having those bass strings there – but I’m getting there. ”

Harrison Edwards:   ” It looks great and sounds great!  I’m looking forward to playing this instrument. ”

Robert Johnson:  “I’m thrilled with this.  After tuning, started messing with it, I am so impressed, and you dialed in action just how I like it.  Kudos my friends! ”

Joe Keogh:  ”  Very nicely packed!!  Great Sound!!!! Thank you!”

Jeffrey Dunn:  “This instrument you built for me has opened up many new musical roads.  Your craftsmanship mirrors the love of music that the both of you have.  Thank you for pouring both facets generously into this marvelous harp guitar.  I keep it very close, to hear it singing back to me…such a sweet sound!   ”

Jordan Franzel:   ” She arrived last night!  What a beautiful instrument…it sounds and feels AMAZING!!  Such a sweet resonance. The action is perfect.  Thank you so much for your exquisite workmanship!  I am mesmerized and I can’t wait to use it in the sanctuary.  Thanks again!”