It is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top "horn" shape for balance. who here has one/has played one? . 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 But on another hand, hendrix was “against” vintage-mania, he only pleyd guitars from his era, i.e 66-69 guitars. If you search carefully though you will find good matches. The sig Knoplfer is just a recreation of Mark's red strat with a 57 ash body and 62 neck, gigs Member. ), Custom 60's C profile (Mark Knopfler spec), Certificate of Authenticity and Accessory package. Re: Fender Mark Knopfler Red Strat I don't know of any dispute. 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 Im going down to my local store to try one out on Monday. 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. I have... }, { Hi! Here we are comparing two different Mark Knopfler Signature Strats and a '64 Strat. Main Stratocaster Guitar Discussion Forum, https://www.fuzzfaced.net/mark-knopfler-stratocaster.html, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. 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." Also if you have a look at the grain on the back of the neck, it clearly shows its not a quarter sawn neck, due to the knots in the timber. As far as I know, they ended production in 2013, but perhaps now a custom order for the custom shop (??). In this “Sound like…” article we present you products to help you sound like Knopfler, without it costing you a fortune. Strat-Talk.com is an independent, member supported forum and is not affiliated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Hot Rod Red gets very pinkish under light. This aberant "Knopfler" relic however just has me confused. Info: This is the Fender Mark Knopfler Signature Strat with the serial number SE 00000. 1)I always wondered about this girl pic on the body where does it comes from ? Info: This was Mark Knopfler’s first Stratocaster. www.ebay.ca $2289.44; location: Japan I just feel sad. The only guess I have is the red shade of his Maserati sports car. Mark’s 61 Strat in the Guitar Stories video has a very deep red to it, even under strong light. Free shipping for many products! He is a disgruntled ex-PRS deealr, and there are plenty of sites explaining the reason, so I won’t go into it here. Oh, I wouldn't call Mark Knopfler a 'knob' ! It is so sweet. 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. 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). It does look like hot rod red but it never turns pink. It is almost impossible to tell which of the two Strats was played on which song on the albums. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Fender Stratocaster Mark Knopfler Signature at the best online prices at eBay! The tremolo back plate is missing, some pictures seem to indicate that the tremolo had 5 springs. Of course there are a lot of Strat-gods, but the sounds of Knopfler is so special that you can easily recognize it from the first note. Fiesta has a distinctive orange and sometimes salmon hue to it. Oct 12, 2020 #29 No cigarette burn in headstock, No relic. Your email address will not be published. Both had Rosewood boards, but he had one changed to maple by Sam Lee. according to Mark’s clothes, it looks like being the same gig shown in BBC Arena , isn’t it ? Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Fender Stratocaster Mark Knopfler Signature at the best online prices at eBay! I do remember that being advertised there. a sticker ? who knows….. nice one the late picture uploaded with Phil Lynott. New strings. I would prefer he kept this one, instead of playing a recent guitar. What is everyone's opinion on them? Does it mean the guitar had been refinished more than one time ? is it a paint ? Jun 21, 2012 #1 Hey guys, I have the opportunity to buy a tasty Mark Knopfler signature strat. As its being pointed out, the guitar has been refinished after the Dire Straits era because the lacquer cracked. The model was built to Mark’s specs, and it features ash body, Indian rosewood fingerboard, C profile neck with 7.25″ radius, and three Custom Shop Texas Special single-coil pickups. Messages ... Are there not anymore Knopfler signature guitars around? 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 … 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. clean first and Okko Diablo Overdrive later in the video) Love Pedal Echobaby delay, 1966 Fender Vibrolux Reverb blackface original. On tour he normally prefered one of the two and used the other as backup, changing his preference after a few weeks again (a detailed list here). It is not the prototype, in other words not the very first one that Fender made when Mark and them designed the MK signature model but probably one of the very first (or the first) with the final specs. “ ‘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. Free delivery for many products! I need to self correct myself. The volume knob was replaced with a black plastic knob. This has nothing to do with MK it is just a poor relic of a Fiesta Red Strat with a weird AF pickguard. 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. Fender Stratocaster Mark Knopfler Signature This guitar model was introduced in 2003, and since then Mark has been using it occasionally on tours. Perhaps the most distinctive guitar voice in the last 30 years, Mark Knopfler has worked with Fender to create a signature axe that combines all his favorite features. 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. 1962 Strat maple neck: Fender Stratocaster 1962 | Mark Knopfler Guitar / More Knowledge of the guitar There were three studio versions of Sultans (demo, album single), the best known is the album version of course. Hot Rod Red in terms of RGB response has a tiny bit of blue in the mix which makes it reflect pink if the light around it is cold. A counterpart to British Racing Green used by the UK drivers. Sounds... }, { Is the solo on the Money for Nothing version of this song played by... }, { […] Retrouvez tous les détails des différentes parties de guitares sur la page que... }, { […] Retrouvez les détails des différentes parties de guitares sur la liste que j’ai... }, { […] par exemple, ou encore Skateaway relié à Single handed sailor par le rythme... }, { […] cette tournée qu’apparaît l’intro aux claviers. Just something i thought i would mention. One of the worst relic jobs I've seen (Knopfler signature Strat) ... Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for FENDER USA CUSTOMSHOP MARK KNOPFLER MODEL Electric Guitar at the best online prices at eBay! Refinished Fender Stratocaster. I say “closest to” because it’s clearly a custom paint job. Messages 10,922. opinions? Ferrari still uses the color today. Buy mark knopfler signed and get the best deals at the lowest prices on eBay! Free shipping for many products! Gregor Hilden Because I had in mind that the guitar had made his comeback in 2001 (WII and WT) But it’s only the day after I realized it was the signature model ! That just … | Mark Knopfler Guitar / More Knowledge about the guitar, Dire Straits at the Hope & Anchor pub 1977 – new picture | Mark Knopfler Guitar / More Knowledge about the guitar, Une chanson à la loupe: “Sultans of swing” de Dire Straits - Textes Blog & Rock'N'Roll, Ernie Ball volume pedal modification to make the taper like it was with the old Allen Bradley poti, A few remarks on the Tracker film by Henrik Hansen, The black Fender Strat on Portobello Belle on the Love over Gold tour, The bridge section between Expresso Love and Down to the Waterline on the Making Movies tour, The Gibson Chet Atkins CEC - Classical Electric Guitar with Nylon Strings, Chris Rea – how he gets his signature sound, The Dire Straits Rock Pop in Concert TV show in Dortmund 1980, stripped to bare wood when he got it, refinished to red in late 1978 (similar to fiesta red but more intense), finish cracked in early 90ies and was refinished again, alder body / maple neck/ Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, two original pickups, one DiMarzio FS-1 first in middle (1977/78) and later (after summer 1978) in neck position, was probably replaced to an original Strat pickup (or reissue) in the 90ies, only little information available, according to David Knopfler Mark played. 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. Oct 12, 2020 #35 R2-DD2 said: Why is it only on few pictures and not all the time ? It had that classic orangey hue with a shot salmon. It is a very tomato type of color. December 3, 2008. The third video (out of three) in which we are comparing two different Mark Knopfler Signature Strats and a '64 Strat. 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. Mark Knopfler Discusses His '61 Strat and "Sultans of Swing". I agree with the storage and handling of my data by this website as described in the Privacy Policy *, { […] Pour plus de détails, rendez-vous sur le site mk-guitar.com où j’ai co-rédigé la... }, { hey INGO i have a EB vintage pedal it has the amp and inst... }, { Hi Johann, I think you can mostly hear Mark's amps (Komet, Fender Vibrolux, Tone... }, { Hi Ingo, hope all is well. This guitar appears on a stand during “a night in london” 1996 concert? 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 … Messages 5,934. This was already true on the first available pictures of this guitar so presumably the modification had been done before he got it. Yes...totally yes. Despite all that, he’s probably still best-known for his Strat tones, and it was inevitable he got his own Fender Mark Knopfler Stratocaster in the 2000s (now discontinued). I tought “my god !” he’s playing Telegraph Road on the red 61 ! At least, that's what I hear his iconic 'Sultans' tone was, although I have heard that he uses the middle sometimes too. Mark Knopfler has donated his 2013 Fender signature Stratocaster guitar to this prize draw fundraising campaign. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. Thread starter youngthinliner; Start date Jun 21, 2012; Y. youngthinliner Member. In fact the poti itself was replaced to one with a solid shaft so that the original knob did not fit anymore. It is the red used by the Italian sports cars in racing sports in the 50s and 60s. Great Savings & Free Delivery / Collection on many items sorry to ramble on.Allan. 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. They apply this brownish Dakota Red both to brand new looking as well as aged guitars. Ready to play. Neck shape, playability, tone, things of that nature. Et pour le solo de fin, Mark... }, { I have always though that Mark's slide playing takes a lot of influence from... }, { As well as being a huge fan of Mark Knopfler, I am also a... }, Dire Straits/ Mark Knopfler live pictures and videos, User Pictures Gallery: Build your own MK guitar, New picture of the Sultans Strat before being refinished to red. When Mark Knopfler started with Dire Straits in 1977, he played two different Stratocasters. This guitar changed his tone (he mainly played a Gibson Les Paul Special before) and playing style, e.g. You can enter multiple times. Ill have to save some months, and work in my summer vacation from Uni, but hey. That color has no blue in it. I don't have that guitar but I put Texas Specials in my MIM Standard and love them! I need to self correct myself. 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. LaXu Member. It was refined at least twice. The current refin color of Marks 1961 on no picture reflects pink. Mark Knopfler, Billy Corgan, John Mayer, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wayne Kramer As described above, the John Mayer Signature Stratocaster ended its run at Fender in 2014, having been launched in 2006. 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…. On the demo (summer 1977) , it was definitely his 1961 Strat… Got this off the Fender forum: After 10 years of production, Fender discontinued the Mark Knopfler Signature Strat. Attention to detail on this guitar is stunning. 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. I knew there was one, I had a late 2012 Musicians Friend catalogue. Early Dire Straits: Which of the two red Fenders was used in which concert? Mark Knopfler Signature Strat. do you know any pictures of Mark playing live with this ? Win an MK Strat signed just for you by Mark. Mark Knopfler is a Strat player who has managed to create a genuinely unique sound. 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. Mark demonstrates the guitar in its current form in the Mark Knopfler – Guitar Stories video. At least originally, a 3 way. It does get Knopfler's tone. What would inspire Mark? So this is my bet for MKs guitar color: Rosso Corsa. I had a RI Dot from the 80s that was a tone turd. You can see in some of the above photos that Mark is using electrical tape to hold it in the “4th” position, because the switch doesn’t have one of it’s own. 50+ videos Play all Mix - Improvisation on Mark Knopfler Signature Strat YouTube Mark Knopfler on Guitars - Duration: 14:25. Best is to look into a Japanese book called “Galaxy of Strats” – Mark’s guitar is a refin. Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by guitarchaeologist, Jun 10, 2020. Professional intonation. Entries can be purchased between Friday 27th November and Thursday 17th December. The first incarnation of the color until it cracked in late Dire Straits times was quite close to Fiesta Red. Fender/Gotoh vintage tuners and an American vintage tremolo system round out this sultan of swing. Mark owned 2 strats, he used both until late 1980. It’s not particularly flashy, lovely though it is: it has a ‘57-style ash body and a vintage tinted … The volume knob was on the middle poti. The second incarnation is a lot more tricky to describe. 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