Mark Knopfler’s 1962 Hofner Super Solid
Mark’s father bought this guitar for him in 1964 for 50£ when Mark was just 15 years old. It was his first guitar, and at that time he couldn’t afford an amplifier so he played it through a family radio instead.
It’s as close as you can get to a real Fender Stratocaster. I absolutely love this thing, even though it wasn’t the real object of desire. […] Just because it nowhere near a Strat, doesn’t alter the fact that you love it.Mark Knopfler – Gutiar Stories SkyArts1
Mark’s Hofner was made in 1962, and it features a red finish, celluloid strip fretboard inlays, and two type 510 “Diamond Logo” pickups. Even though it’s been more than 50 years since Mark got this guitar, he still owns it and takes special care of it.
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