Not the bad relic job in itself but the whole modified guard and control layout. 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. This guitar changed his tone (he mainly played a Gibson Les Paul Special before) and playing style, e.g. Here we are comparing two different Mark Knopfler Signature Strats and a '64 Strat. In fact the poti itself was replaced to one with a solid shaft so that the original knob did not fit anymore. I think they just stopped making them for whatever business reason(s) they had. He is a disgruntled ex-PRS deealr, and there are plenty of sites explaining the reason, so I won’t go into it here. is it a paint ? As far as I know, they ended production in 2013, but perhaps now a custom order for the custom shop (??). Jun 21, 2012 #1 Hey guys, I have the opportunity to buy a tasty Mark Knopfler signature strat. “ ‘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. That just … Why is it only on few pictures and not all the time ? His unmistakable tone comes from three Texas Special single-coil pickups with five-way switching. Thread starter youngthinliner; Start date Jun 21, 2012; Y. youngthinliner Member. 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! A counterpart to British Racing Green used by the UK drivers. Fiesta has a distinctive orange and sometimes salmon hue to it. Got this off the Fender forum: After 10 years of production, Fender discontinued the Mark Knopfler Signature Strat. 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. 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). I would prefer he kept this one, instead of playing a recent guitar. Just something i thought i would mention. Main Stratocaster Guitar Discussion Forum, https://www.fuzzfaced.net/mark-knopfler-stratocaster.html, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. 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. If you investigate the history of that shade of red you find a color called Rosso Corsa. In this “Sound like…” article we present you products to help you sound like Knopfler, without it costing you a fortune. Oh, I wouldn't call Mark Knopfler a 'knob' ! To be in with a chance of winning the guitar we are holding a prize draw with each entry costing £5. Please use the comment function at the bottom of the page to add any missing relevant info. Professional intonation. This guitar appears on a stand during “a night in london” 1996 concert? Free delivery for many products! 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. Buy mark knopfler signed and get the best deals at the lowest prices on eBay! Does it mean the guitar had been refinished more than one time ? Free shipping for many products! Plus, MK was only really known for playing a "proper" Fender Strat for the first couple of albums. This has nothing to do with MK it is just a poor relic of a Fiesta Red Strat with a weird AF pickguard. I don't have that guitar but I put Texas Specials in my MIM Standard and love them! 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. 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. Gregor Hilden Info: This was Mark Knopfler’s first Stratocaster. Fiesta Red could be going more into pink. I had a RI Dot from the 80s that was a tone turd. 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. Yes...totally yes. 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. clean first and Okko Diablo Overdrive later in the video) Love Pedal Echobaby delay, 1966 Fender Vibrolux Reverb blackface original. 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. The third video (out of three) in which we are comparing two different Mark Knopfler Signature Strats and a '64 Strat. The tremolo back plate is missing, some pictures seem to indicate that the tremolo had 5 springs. I believe that most of his signature sounds use the bridge+middle pickup selection. 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). As its being pointed out, the guitar has been refinished after the Dire Straits era because the lacquer cracked. At least, that's what I hear his iconic 'Sultans' tone was, although I have heard that he uses the middle sometimes too. Hot Rod Red gets very pinkish under light. 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…. 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." The second incarnation is a lot more tricky to describe. who knows….. nice one the late picture uploaded with Phil Lynott. At least originally, a 3 way. New strings. Mark Knopfler Russia 10,078,722 views Refinished Fender Stratocaster. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Fender Stratocaster Mark Knopfler Signature at the best online prices at eBay! 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. I need to self correct myself. In a bright light environment it is also brighter, but in dark it can get like ketchup. Great Savings & Free Delivery / Collection on many items On the demo (summer 1977) , it was definitely his 1961 Strat… I have... }, { Hi! 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. a sticker ? the only ones I know are the ones where he’s laying on the ground. It was refined at least twice. Mark Knopfler Signature Strat. according to Mark’s clothes, it looks like being the same gig shown in BBC Arena , isn’t it ? If I like it, I might make it my next buy. Attention to detail on this guitar is stunning. 50+ videos Play all Mix - Improvisation on Mark Knopfler Signature Strat YouTube Mark Knopfler on Guitars - Duration: 14:25. Messages 117. I tought “my god !” he’s playing Telegraph Road on the red 61 ! Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by guitarchaeologist, Jun 10, 2020. ), Custom 60's C profile (Mark Knopfler spec), Certificate of Authenticity and Accessory package. This aberant "Knopfler" relic however just has me confused. The sig Knoplfer is just a recreation of Mark's red strat with a 57 ash body and 62 neck, gigs Member. Features of the Fender Custom Shop Mark Knopfler Signature Strat Master Built by Todd Krause. I tried to make some sense of what that could be. I do remember that being advertised there. 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. Super clean neck. It is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top "horn" shape for balance. Mark Knopfler´s Stratocaster guitar features a ´57-style ash body and a vintage tinted ´62 C-shaped maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. . Oct 12, 2020 #35 R2-DD2 said: I knew there was one, I had a late 2012 Musicians Friend catalogue. When Mark Knopfler started with Dire Straits in 1977, he played two different Stratocasters. LaXu Member. If you search carefully though you will find good matches. Info: This is the Fender Mark Knopfler Signature Strat with the serial number SE 00000. Features of the Fender Custom Shop Mark Knopfler Signature Strat Master Built by Todd Krause. shame ! The volume knob was replaced with a black plastic knob. To me, the color seen on the Guitar Stories is definitely not Fiesta Red (as it used to be during Dire Straits times) nor Hot Rod Red (colour of his Signature Strat). It is almost impossible to tell which of the two Strats was played on which song on the albums. did this guitar have a 3 or 5 way switch? Experiences? Fender Stratocaster Mark Knopfler Signature This guitar model was introduced in 2003, and since then Mark has been using it occasionally on tours. Messages 5,934. 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. Is that available as CS now? Re: Fender Mark Knopfler Red Strat I don't know of any dispute. So this is my bet for MKs guitar color: Rosso Corsa. Entries can be purchased between Friday 27th November and Thursday 17th December. Fender/Gotoh vintage tuners and an American vintage tremolo system round out this sultan of swing. December 3, 2008. Mark demonstrates the guitar in its current form in the Mark Knopfler – Guitar Stories video. 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. who here has one/has played one? 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. Mark owned 2 strats, he used both until late 1980. You can enter multiple times. Oct 12, 2020 #29 No cigarette burn in headstock, No relic. Best is to look into a Japanese book called “Galaxy of Strats” – Mark’s guitar is a refin. 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. They discontinue signature guitars all the time (Ritchie Sambora, Billy Corgan, Bonnie Raitt). From what I heard, Mark and Fender could not agree on the amount of royalties. 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 1)I always wondered about this girl pic on the body where does it comes from ? Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Fender Stratocaster Mark Knopfler Signature at the best online prices at eBay! 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