Mark Knopfler’s 1980s Steinberger GL2 Standard

Mark played this guitar occasionally on the song “Money For Nothing” during the later part of the Brothers in Arms tour in 1986.


Mark’s GL2 is finished in black and features one piece composite body/neck, EMG 60 humbucker in the bridge, and EMG 81 in the neck. This is also a hardtail model which pre-dates the famous “Trans-trem” models that Steinberger became famous for.

That’s funny – I’ve just come back from holiday, and I took it with me and played it every day just so I could stay on top of things. It’s great to put it on your back or throw it into the luggage compartment of a plane. I used to use ‘em onstage; it’s a great guitar for touring. It’s strong as a truck.

Mark Knopfler – Vintage Guitar Magazine, May 2001


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