Guitar Stories

New American Ultra Series by Fender

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is the world’s foremost manufacturer of guitars, basses, amplifiers, and related equipment. With an illustrious history dating back to ...
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Guitar Stories

Alvin Lee Gibson ES-335 ’69 Festival Model Guitar (VIDEO)

When Ten Years After took their heavy, manic blues-rock to the stage at Woodstock in 1969, they unleashed a performance that came to ...
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Guitar Stories

Guitar Out of 800 Pieces of Paper (VIDEO)

YouTuber Burls Art takes us step-by-step through the impressive build of his new guitar. Namely, he has built electric guitars out of epoxy ...
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Blog Fan Club

They are listening to “Sultans of Swing” for the first time! (REACTIONS!)

In this blog post you will have a chance to check out the reactions when the people are listening for the first time ...
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Mark Knopfler: “I hold a guitar like a plumber holds a hammer”

The former Dire Straits man opened up on his style during a recent CBS segment and said making music is an “obsession.” Mark ...
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Eric Clapton’s Summer 2020 European Tour Dates Announced

On the heels of a sold-out Crossroads Guitar Festival that gathered the world’s greatest guitar players for two days of once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, music ...
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Eric Clapton Breaks Silence After Ginger Baker’s Death

Many tributes have been shared since the death of legendary drummer Ginger Baker over the weekend, and now Eric Clapton has broken his ...
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We are back on the blog again!

This post is for all fans and followers of Dire Straits Blog on Facebook and Instagram. With this post the team from the ...
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Video: Eric Clapton Cover Prince’s “Purple Rain” At London Concert

Eric Clapton paid tribute to a pair of legends during his encore at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Monday. The guitar icon and ...
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Guitar Stories

How to Play Mark Knopfler – Style Guitar

Great guitarists often make their mark by taking what came before them and making it their own. They put a stamp on the ...
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Fan Club

Video: ‘Money for Nothing’ Guitar Cover by Lauri Värtinen

In the video below you can see how Lauri Värtinen played ‘Money for Nothing’ by Dire Straits on his electric guitar. This is ...
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Gallery

Gallery: Dire Straits Book from 1986

Dire Straits is definitely one of the best music bands in rock and roll history. With the leader Mark Knopfler, guitarist and songwriter ...
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Mark Knopfler Announces Concert at Madison Square Garden with Bonnie Raitt

Mark Knopfler along with special guest Bonnie Raitt, is adding a performance at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on September 25, ...
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