Mark Knopfler’s Erlewine Automatic Custom
Mark used this guitar during the Brothers in Arms tour in 1985/86 on the song “Solid Rock”, and during Love Over Gold tour in 1982/83 on “Industrial Disease”.
The Erlewine Automatic was made for me by Mark Erlewine in Austin. He supplies Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top with guitars, and mine is just a screamer. I call it ‘the Pig’.International Musician – Jan 1986
As noted by Mark in the quote above, this is a custom guitar made by Mark Erlewine. Mark’s model in particular featured a red finish, a single humbucker pickup in the bridge position, and a fixed bridge. Unfortunately, there seems to be zero information out there about the specifics of the specs – the exact model of the pickups, the wood used for the body/neck, etc.
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