Monteleone
Brand Monteleone 
Type Isabella
Year 2008
Serial number 242
Additional info This custom guitar was made for Mark by John Monteleone, a guitar builder from New York. The guitar was used on the song Monteleone on the Get lucky album.

Mark personally selected the quilted Oregon big-leaf maple, the Adirondack red spruce and Macassar ebony from an assortment of woods while visiting Monteleone's workshop in Long Island. The guitar is named after Mark's eldest daughter.

The picture is taken from the book "Archtop Guitars: The journey from Cremona to New York" by Rudy Pensa. Click here for another picture of that same guitar and here for a closeup.

 

Brand Monteleone 
Type Autumn
Year 2005
Serial number 203
Additional info This picture is taken from the book "Archtop Guitars: The journey from Cremona to New York" by Rudy Pensa. According to the MK News website, this is Mark's own guitar.

 

Brand Monteleone 
Type Spring
Year 2006
Serial number 202
Additional info Here you can see Mark Knopfler with the Monteleone Spring. Click here for another picture, not sure if this is Mark's own guitar. Click here for another picture of John Monteleone with the complete series of these four season guitars. Click here for a picture that has been taken in Monteleone's workshop. Seems like the Spring guitar in production process. That picture of Mark, Rudy Pensa and John Monteleone is taken from the book "Archtop Guitars: The journey from Cremona to New York" by Rudy Pensa.

 

Brand Monteleone 
Type Winter
Year Unknown
Serial number 201
Additional info This picture of Mark and John Monteleone is taken from the book "Archtop Guitars: The journey from Cremona to New York" by Rudy Pensa. There are no details mentioned for that guitar, but it really looks 100% identical to the Monteleone Winter, see also here. I don't know if this is Mark's guitar or that he is just holding it.

 

Brand Monteleone 
Type Radio City
Year Unknown
Serial number Unknown
Additional info This picture is taken from the book "Archtop Guitars: The journey from Cremona to New York" by Rudy Pensa. It is in fact Rudy's guitar, but since Mark is pictured with it, I thought it would be nice to include it in this section. Click here for another picture of Mark and this guitar.

 

Brand Monteleone 
Type Bambino
Year Unknown
Serial number Unknown
Additional info This picture is taken from the book "Archtop Guitars: The journey from Cremona to New York" by Rudy Pensa. Since there are no details mentioned for that guitar, I asked Rudy Pensa what kind of guitar this is. I don't know if this is Mark's guitar or that he is just holding it.

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