Schecter
Brand Schecter
Type Strat
Year End of the '70's
Serial number S8136
Additional info The guitar was used on Tunnel of love on the Making movies album in 1980. It was stolen in out of a car, after the Making movies record session. The news even made it to a little newspaper article.

 

Brand Schecter
Type Strat
Year 1980
Serial number S8001
Additional info
This is Mark's last Schecter Strat and used as a replacement for the first stolen Strat sunburst. The guitar was used on Tunnel of love (1980-1986), Telegraph road (1982-1983), Ride across the river (1985), Romeo and Juliet (outro 1985-1986).

In June 2004, Mark donated this guitar to the Eric Clapton's "Crossroads Guitar Auction" run by Christie's in New York. It was sold for just over $50,000. Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, an addiction treatment centre established by Eric Clapton in 1998.
 

 

Brand Schecter
Type Strat
Year 1980
Serial number S8218
Additional info
This guitar replaced Mark's Fender Strat and was his main guitar from 1980 until 1986. It was used on various songs during the On Location tour (1980-1981),  Love over gold tour (1982-1983), Brothers in arms tour (1985), Live Aid (1985) and during the On every street tour (1991-1992).

Click here for a nice magazine cover featuring Mark with this guitar.

 

Brand Schecter
Type Strat
Year 1980
Serial number Unknown
Additional info This is Mark's second Schecter Strat. The guitar was used by Hal Lindes on the Love over gold album and Love over gold tour 1982-1983.
 

 

Brand Schecter
Type Tele
Year 1982
Serial number S8703
Additional info
Mark got this guitar in 1984 and used it on the Cal soundtrack, on The Notting Hillbillies album Missing... presumed having a good time (1990) and  live on the songs When it comes to you (on the first tour with The Notting Hillbillies), Walk of life (various tours) and on Cannibals during the Kill to get crimson tour in 2008.

Click here for two nice magazine covers featuring Mark with this guitar.

The Japanese magazine The guitar featured a great article in 2001 listing all of Mark Knopfler's guitars which he used on the Sailing to Philadelphia tour 2001. The article featured seperate photos of each of these guitars. Click here for a photo of this Schecter Tele from 1982.

 

Brand Schecter
Type Tele
Year 1980
Serial number S8421
Additional info
The lower picture is taken from the Mark Knopfler Guitar Styles book. It's the same guitar as the one on the upper picture, the white pickguard was added later.

Mark used the guitar on Miracle on Willy DeVille's album Assassin of love (1987).

On stage, Mark used the guitar on Solid rock (1980-1986), Telegraph road (1981) and on Two young lovers (1985-1986).

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