Amazing guitars – Gibson, Fender, Pensa…Mark Knopfler have a huge collection of guitars. They all give us amazing sound of music, amazing songs and riffs. Mark Knopfler is a master for guitars. He probably knows which guitar to choose and what specially to play at every single guitar.
This is the five post about most used electric guitars by Mark Knopfler. The last four posts that we shared are already on DSB in “Guitar Stories” category, and if you have not read them until now click on any part: PART 1, PART 2, PART 3, PART 4.
Also we present you the last part of this collection about electric guitars of Mark Knopfler, enjoy down below are another six guitars.
1. 1959 Gibson ES-335 TDN
This guitar was featured on the booklet of the 2000 album “Sailing to Philadelphia”. It was also seen on some photos taken at Mark Knopfler’s studio. Mark’s model of this guitar is finished in blonde and features ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and two Gibson PAF pickups.
Mark used this guitar on “Baloney Again” song from the 2000 album “Sailing to Philadelphia” and possibly on some stuff from the album of 2007 “Kill to Get Crimson”.
2. 1957 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Hollowbody
Very special guitar which Mark used it few times on his shows with Emmylou Harris. Below is one video where you can nicely see how Mark plays on this guitar.
3. Fender Stratocaster Mark Knopfler Signature
This is one special guitar model which Mark Knopfler used many times at his tours. It was built to Knopfler’s specifications, and it features ash body, Indian rosewood fingerboard, C profile neck with 7.25” radius and three Custom Texas Special singe pickups.
This model was introduced in 2003, and since then Mark has been using it occasionally on tours. Mark Knopfler Signature model was discontinued in 2013.
4. 1963 Danelectro DC-1
This guitar is finished in black and features one single-coil “lipstick” pickup. Mark Knopfler used on “Miss You Blues” and “Corned Beef City” on the 2012 album “Privateering” and on “Donegan’s Gone” from 2004 album “Shangri-La”.
5. 1960s Danelectro / Silvertone 1452
Mark used this guitar extensively on the 2004 album “Shangri-La”, both in studio and on the live tour. It can be heard on songs such as “Boom Like That”, “Stand Up Guy”, and “Don’t Crash the Ambulance”.
The guitar features red sunburst finish, two single coil pickups, and a tremolo bridge. This model was made by Danelectro Guitars and sold under Silvertone brand. The initial concept was to sell the guitar bundled with a case that has an amp built into it – therefore offering all-in-one solution. It was produced from 1962 to 1968, and it was recently re-introduced in 2008 in modified form as the “Dano ’63”.
6. 2011 Pensa MKD
And last electric guitar of this collection is Pensa MKD from 2011, this is one of Mark’s most recent guitars. It features light blue finish, Hipshot tremolo and tuners, and two Lindy Fralin Soapbar single-coil pickups.