Mark Knopfler Signature Strat with lipstick pickups played on Forever Young (duet with Bob Dylan) Mark Knopfler Signature Strats vs. 1964 Stratocaster; The different Mark Knopfler signature Strats used on the Get Lucky tour; Red – redder – the reddest: fiesta, dakota, candy apple, hot rod, and more Fender colours; Shubb capo for vintage Strats Oh, I wouldn't call Mark Knopfler a 'knob' ! he immediately adapted some chords and patterns of Sultans of Swing – which was originally composed on his National steel guitar – to the new sound he got with this guitar plugged into a Vibrolux amp. Ill have to save some months, and work in my summer vacation from Uni, but hey. Free shipping for many products! In this “Sound like…” article we present you products to help you sound like Knopfler, without it costing you a fortune. Dakota could be bright red or almost brown. It is almost impossible to tell which of the two Strats was played on which song on the albums. Just something i thought i would mention. It is so sweet. do you know any pictures of Mark playing live with this ? I knew there was one, I had a late 2012 Musicians Friend catalogue. who here has one/has played one? Free delivery for many products! the only ones I know are the ones where he’s laying on the ground. Lightweight Ash Body "AAA" Grade Figured Maple neck; Dark Indian Rosewood fingerboard; Custom 60's C profile (Mark Knopfler spec) 7.25" radius; Medium Jumbo frets; 5-way switch; Volume / Tone / Tone controls; Custom Shop Texas Special pickups; New Old Stock finish package He still owns it, it is one of the guitars that seem to be around in the room over his British Grove studio. Got this off the Fender forum: After 10 years of production, Fender discontinued the Mark Knopfler Signature Strat. Messages 5,934. In fact the poti itself was replaced to one with a solid shaft so that the original knob did not fit anymore. Info: This is the Fender Mark Knopfler Signature Strat with the serial number SE 00000. There is no direct evidence that it was this model in Mark Knopfler’s Strat, however, the DiMarzio product line was not big, and the only other Strat pick-up they offered at that time was the SDS-1, which had adjustable pole pieces – something you would see on pictures, and Knopfler’s Strat … So this is my bet for MKs guitar color: Rosso Corsa. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Fender Stratocaster Mark Knopfler Signature at the best online prices at eBay! You can enter multiple times. But on another hand, hendrix was “against” vintage-mania, he only pleyd guitars from his era, i.e 66-69 guitars. according to Mark’s clothes, it looks like being the same gig shown in BBC Arena , isn’t it ? It is really tricky to try to attribute vintage colors to MKs 1961 Strat for a couple of reasons: – in past days, Fender colors were never consistent. After he changed to Schecters for the Making Movies tour in 1980, this guitar was only rarely used but made a comeback for the recording of On Every Street, and also on some songs on the Sailing to Philadelphia tour in 2001. This guitar changed his tone (he mainly played a Gibson Les Paul Special before) and playing style, e.g. It had that classic orangey hue with a shot salmon. Messages 10,922. It is really tricky to try to... }, { Does anybody know which amplifier was used for Darling Pretty in the studio? To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. What is everyone's opinion on them? Lonnie00 Member. Ferrari still uses the color today. Win an MK Strat signed just for you by Mark. 1)I always wondered about this girl pic on the body where does it comes from ? When Mark Knopfler started with Dire Straits in 1977, he played two different Stratocasters. The guitar was restored to the original condition (no black volume knob, volume knob on the upper poti again, no DiMarzio anymore) as can be seen on the picture  below. Mark Knopfler Signature Strat. This aberant "Knopfler" relic however just has me confused. I believe that most of his signature sounds use the bridge+middle pickup selection. It does look like hot rod red but it never turns pink. Plus, MK was only really known for playing a "proper" Fender Strat for the first couple of albums. Thread starter youngthinliner; Start date Jun 21, 2012; Y. youngthinliner Member. Attention to detail on this guitar is stunning. I need to self correct myself. is it a paint ? Re: Fender Mark Knopfler Red Strat I don't know of any dispute. shame ! The Fender Stratocaster, colloquially known as the Strat, is a model of electric guitar designed from 1952 into 1954 by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton and Freddie Tavares.The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has continuously manufactured the Stratocaster from 1954 to the present. Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by guitarchaeologist, Jun 10, 2020. Features of the Fender Custom Shop Mark Knopfler Signature Strat Master Built by Todd Krause. The second incarnation is a lot more tricky to describe. On the demo (summer 1977) , it was definitely his 1961 Strat… I don't have that guitar but I put Texas Specials in my MIM Standard and love them! I need to self correct myself. In a bright light environment it is also brighter, but in dark it can get like ketchup. Neck shape, playability, tone, things of that nature. Just don’t believe a word he says.PRS started hand carving guitars in his apartment, and has gone through many changes to his present factory with CNC machines, etc.Too much history to delve into here, but a little searching on the web will be an education(except for the Ed Roman BS)There may be better guitars out there, some at least equal if not better as in Thorn guitars, Baker, MacInturff(sp) to name a few. Im going down to my local store to try one out on Monday. Professional intonation. Info: This was Mark Knopfler’s first Stratocaster. Your email address will not be published. It is the red used by the Italian sports cars in racing sports in the 50s and 60s. The sig Knoplfer is just a recreation of Mark's red strat with a 57 ash body and 62 neck, gigs Member. Buy mark knopfler signed and get the best deals at the lowest prices on eBay! This Strat- and his second red Fender Strat, the one with the maple neck – were the guitars to create Knopfler’s unique guitar sound on the first two Dire Straits albums. Strat-Talk.com is an independent, member supported forum and is not affiliated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. A comfort-contoured '57 lightweight ash body, vintage tinted '62 C-shaped maple neck, Texas Special single coil Strat pickups, and American vintage vibrato provide all the sparkle and bite that makes Mark's tone so unique." Mark Knopfler Russia 10,078,722 views Oct 12, 2020 #29 No cigarette burn in headstock, No relic. Mark has donated a brand new Fender Mark Knopfler Signature Stratocaster to AMREF, Africa’s leading health organisation, with over 50 years experience of saving and transforming lives in urban … From what I heard, Mark and Fender could not agree on the amount of royalties. sorry to ramble on.Allan. They apply this brownish Dakota Red both to brand new looking as well as aged guitars. 2)when I saw him during 2005 tour, I was a bit far from the stage, and at first I thought he was playing on this strat. If I like it, I might make it my next buy. The first incarnation of the color until it cracked in late Dire Straits times was quite close to Fiesta Red. I like the idea that a guitarist is playing on the same old guitar from many years, like Gilmour on his black strat, SRV on #1, Gibbons on pearly gates, EC on Blackie or Brownie, Page on his 59 LP, and so on I find that playing on a guitar built nowadays loss a little bit of magic…. Entries can be purchased between Friday 27th November and Thursday 17th December. opinions? Fender Stratocaster Mark Knopfler Signature This guitar model was introduced in 2003, and since then Mark has been using it occasionally on tours. Gibson and Fender Custom Shop are supposed to be right up there, I just don’t have any experience with them.I love my PRS guitars, especially the Custom 22 Soapbar models with 3 P90 pickups. That color has no blue in it. Ready to play. Experiences? Early Dire Straits: Which of the two red Fenders was used in which concert? They discontinue signature guitars all the time (Ritchie Sambora, Billy Corgan, Bonnie Raitt). The tremolo back plate is missing, some pictures seem to indicate that the tremolo had 5 springs. We don’t know if only the knobs were exchanged or if the function of the potis was modified as well (compare the blog post on the idea behind the  iSound-ST). This guitar changed his tone (he mainly played a Gibson Les Paul Special before) and playing style, e.g. The current refin color of Marks 1961 on no picture reflects pink. I have one of each, a maple board one, and a rosewood board one.Also a McCarty model with Indian Rosewood neck and WCR pickups.Also have 2 different custom 24 s, though the same, sound a bit different from each other.Any questions shoot them to me, if I don’t know the answer, I’ll find out. “ ‘Sultans of Swing’ was originally written on a National Steel guitar in an open tuning, though I never performed it that way,” Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler told Guitar World several years ago. Mark Knopfler´s Stratocaster guitar features a ´57-style ash body and a vintage tinted ´62 C-shaped maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. It was refined at least twice. Free shipping for many products! What would inspire Mark? When you will google Dakota Red you need to be careful, because Fender currently puts out a lot of Dakota Red Stratocasters with a very dark, nearly brownish Dakota Red. Mark owned 2 strats, he used both until late 1980. who knows….. nice one the late picture uploaded with Phil Lynott. Features and specs of a ’61 Vintage Stratocaster, What are Mark Knopfler vintage guitars worth? In my opinion, the color is IMHO closest to Dakota Red. Main Stratocaster Guitar Discussion Forum, https://www.fuzzfaced.net/mark-knopfler-stratocaster.html, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. The third video (out of three) in which we are comparing two different Mark Knopfler Signature Strats and a '64 Strat. Fiesta Red could be going more into pink. a sticker ? 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