The guitar was made in Japan. Mark used it on
the Love over gold album (1982). Click
for another picture of this same guitar. And click
for two pictures of Mark with this guitar in the studio.
In 1989, Nathan Cavaleri was just a 7 year old boy diagnosed with leukemia. He was granted his wish by the Starlight Foundation to visit Mark Knopfler. He and his family flew over to the UK and visited Mark at Air Studios, London on 22nd February 1990. See some nice pictures of that here, here and here. After Nathan arrived back home in Australia, he received another gift; Mark's personal Fernades guitar. See Nathan here with this actual guitar in his hands. What an amazing gift!
|Additional info||On 4th October 1995, Vince Gill performed Go rest high on that mountain during the Country Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville. Mark played guitar on that track. See here a picture of the headstock from a different angle. I have been told that that this is a Fernades guitar.|
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