Mark used it for recording “Monteleone” on the “Get Lucky” album. Description. Almost everything on Mark’s guitar is kept stock, except for the tuners which were recently replaced with Klusons because the old ones started losing their structural integrity. This guitar model was introduced in 2003, and since then Mark has been using it occasionally on tours. This is the first Mark Knopfler signature Martin, made for a short period of time in 2002. Towards 1979 he started using this guitar more than the maple Strat, but in mid 80s he decided it was better to keep the guitar safe at his house for obvious sentimental reasons. Used in the recent days,next to his old Vibrolux and Soldano. Here’s a guide to his gear and a playlist that goes beyond the huge hits. Mark allegedly used this compressor on the first album for “Sultans of Swing”, although the compression might’ve been added after in the process of mixing. As a session musician, he has worked with Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Rodney Crowell, and Vince Gill.He has produced albums for Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, and Kim Richey Baggs transducer, and used it on Telegraph Road from the 1982 album “Love over Gold”, and Romeo and Juliet from the 1980 album “Making Movies”. – Jim Kelley FACS heads Mark acquired this guitar sometime in 1985. – D’Addario EJ15/3D 10-47 – used on the National. – D’Addario EXL 120 9-42 – used on most of his electric guitars. As I stated earlier, Mark Knopfler uses a variety of guitars including, Fender Strat’s and Tele’s, Les Paul’s, Schecter Strat’s and Tele’s, Gretsch and his famous Pensa-Suhr to name but a few. Luckily for you, Guitar Tricks has an entire lesson on how to play in the style of Mark Knopfler. – Mark Knopfler for VintageGuitar.com. To Ramona (with Mark Knopfler on guitar) : 3. Mark Knopfler is unquestionably one such guitarist. They agreed on the details, and drew a first sketch of this guitar on a napkin they found on the table. He often referred this guitar as one of the most beautiful guitars he ever held in his hands. – Soldano SLO 100 Mark used the guitar during the Golden Heart tour in 1996 on Father and Son and Golden Heart. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, The rise, fall and rediscovery of the Fender Jaguar, How to set up a Les Paul: 7 essential tips, 10 Classic Fender Electric Guitars you can snap up on eBay, Tony Iommi: "In them days, you had to MAKE your sound – you couldn’t buy a gadget that made whatever sound you wanted", Joe Bonamassa: what you need to understand about buying gear online, Eddie Van Halen honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Guitar Museum, John Mayer explains why there will never be a sunburst PRS Silver Sky. When Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopflerwas a kid growing up in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, he dreamed about getting his own guitar. It was hugely popularized by Scotty Moore, who played a 1963 model in Elvis Presley’s stage performance, the ’68 Comeback Special. His amp choices range from Fender, Marshall, Music Man, Mesa Boogie and Soldano. Mark bought this guitar in the 80s and first used it on the soundtrack album “Cal” released in 1984. So Mark was likely misquoted or made a lapsus in saying he bought the guitar in the 70s, since most clues point towards 80s. Mark Knopfler Signature model was discontinued in 2013. It featured one piece mahogany body with two-piece flamed maple top in cherry sunburst, nickel hardware, and most likely two Gibson “Shaw” humbuckers. He ended up selling that guitar at an auction in 2004 and donated all the profits to Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Centre in Antigua. Mark uses a bit of delay in his usual setting. This  guitar was featured on the booklet of the 2000 album “. Dire Straits reunited in early 1991, but dissolved again in 1995. Mark’s first guitar was a £50 twin-pick-up Höfner Super Solid.During the 1960s, he formed and joined schoolboy bands and listened to singers like Elvis Presley and guitarists Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore, B.B King, Django Reinhardt, Hank Marvin, and James Burton. Mark Knopfler has consistently defied the conventional definitions of guitar hero and rock star – while earning his reputation at the top of the heap. Used on “Brothers in Arms” and “Money For Nothing”. – Reinhardt One accurate tab per song. Basically Mark’s main go-to amp since the mid 90s. Mark played this guitar occasionally on the song “Money For Nothing” during the later part of Brothers in Arms tour in 1986. Visit our corporate site. The guitar features sitka spruce top, and Brazilian rosewood back and sides. – Music Man HD130 The Electro Voice EVM12L is a legendary vintage guitar speaker, favoured not only by Mark Knopfler who uses this speaker in various 4 x 12 speaker cabinets. He formed Dire Straits in 1977 together with his brothers David Knopfler, and friends John Illsley, and Pick Withers. It is believed that the guitar itself was made sometime in the early 60s, and that it was actually a Japanese copy featuring maple neck which wasn’t typical for that time period on American Stratocasters. This Monteleone was made for Mark by John Monteleone, guitar builder from New York. The guitar features red sunburst finish, two single coil pickups, and a tremolo bridge. It was produced from from 1962 to 1968, and it was recently re-introduced in 2008 in modified form as the “Dano ’63”. Mark’s maple Strat was taken apart in 1982 by John Suhr, who then noticed all these irregularities and replaced the original neck with a Schecter one-piece maple neck. He is ranked 27th on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. There’s some confusion surrounding this guitar, about whether it’s a 70s or 80s Les Paul. The two discussed about a possible project – a guitar which would be a sort of a crossover between a Stratocaster and a Les Paul. Since then Mark grew accustomed to fatter necks of his Gibson Les Pauls, and eventually stopped using this guitar altogether. – Mesa Boogie Mark II This guitar was made by Rudy Pensa (John Suhr parted ways with Pensa in 1991, so he was not involved in making this guitar), and featured mahogany back with flamed koa top finished in dark shade of orange, and three single-coil pickups – allegedly custom-made by Lindy Fralin. 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