Mark Knopfler’s Martin 000-40S “Ragpicker’s Dream”

This is the second Mark Knopfler signature line from Martin. Only 155 of these guitars were made in the original production run in 2006. The guitar was named after Mark Knopfler’s 2002 solo album, Ragpicker’s Dream.

Mark used the guitar occasionally on stage on “Privateering” and “Monteleone”. It’s unknown whether he used it in the studio at all.

Mark playing the Martin 000-40S guitar in 2015.
Mark playing the Martin 000-40S guitar in 2015.

The guitar featured a solid Italian Alpine spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, and a “select hardwood” neck with solid black Ebony. The guitar features the same 42-style fretboard inlays as Mark’s first Signature Martine, and Mark’s hand signature between the 19th and 20th frets.


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