Mark Knopfler’s 1954 Fender Stratocaster

Mark got this guitar from Paul Kennerly (an English singer-songwriter, and producer) sometime in the mid-90s. The interesting thing about this particular guitar is that it’s supposedly the 59th Stratocaster ever made, based on its serial number #059.

Mark used the guitar on “I’m The Fool” from the 1996 album Golden Heart, “The Fish and the Bird” from Kill To Get Crimson, and ”I Used to Could” from Privateering.

Mark usually keeps heavier strings on it – probably D’Addario .012s, and he most often uses an actual pick when he plays this particular guitar.


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