Fender Stratocaster & Mark Knopfler
The Fender Stratocaster is an electric guitar. Designed by Leo Fender, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares in 1954, it has been manufactured continuously by the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation to the present. Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE (born 12 August 1949) is a Scottish-born British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer and film score composer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the British rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded in 1977. After Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler went on to record and produce six solo albums, including Golden Heart (1996), Sailing to Philadelphia (2000), and Get Lucky (2009). He has composed and produced film scores for eight films, including Local Hero (1983), Cal (1984), and The Princess Bride (1987). In addition to his work with Dire Straits and as a solo artist and composer, Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musical artists, including Phil Lynott, Chet Atkins, The Chieftains, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jools Holland, Sonny Landreth, and Van Morrison. He has produced albums for such artists as Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, and Randy Newman. /5
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Mark Knopfler and John Illsley from Dire Straits discuss the discovery of the 1961 Fender Stratocaster .
This unassuming Fender Stratocaster was sold for an incredibly $2.7 million in 2005 to raise money for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami features signatures from the likes of Paul Mccartney, *** Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Mark Knopfler, Ray Davis, Liam Gallagher, Ronnie Wood, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Tony Iommi, Sting, Ritchie Blackmore, Bryan Adams and members of the Def Leppard
I put this on my other profile. This is my 1979 Fender Stratocaster, it has some wear on the body. I know that The Edge and Ron Wood used them, John van Overdyk, do you know of any others from that era
Well the old samick copy SG guitar has gone but hey thanks to my mate Grant replaced with a genuine 1989 Fender Stratocaster she is a beauty thanks mate good luck on your new venture x
Master of the Fender Stratocaster, Mr Mark Knopfler, Liverpool Echo last night. Encore, 'Theme from Local Hero'.
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