I am no expert when it comes to guitars, but I thought it would be nice to make an overview of all the guitars that Mark Knopfler used over the years for recording sessions, live performances, charities, just have used once for a special occasion and guitars that were presented to him as a gift. This overview is most likely not complete (will it ever?), but it's just an attempt to be as complete as possible. The information I gathered is taken from the official Mark Knopfler Guitar Styles books, the official MK News website, the diaries on Guy Fletcher's website, various articles on the internet, tour books, DVD's, magazines, info from luthiers Rudy Pensa John Suhr, from sites of real guitar experts like Ingo Raven´s site and from people who sent me mails to correct things or give additional information. Last but not least, another wonderful source for many of these guitars is the auction catalogue from Christie's which features a lot of information and pictures. If you have any information of a certain guitar missing and you can send me a picture of that particular guitar (preferably with Mark Knopfler on that picture too), I will add it to this overview. And as you can see, I also have some pictures of Mark Knopfler with guitars that I don't know. If you can provide more details on this, I would be happy to receive it to make this list more accurate. Many thanks and enjoy the overview!

 

The guitars listed by brand

Antonio Pedro Gibson "R" Custom
Atkin Godin Ramirez
Beard Gretsch Reverend
Beltona Guild Rickenbacker
Boswell G-Sharp Schecter
Burns Hagström Selmer Maccaferri
D'Angelico Höfner Squier
Dan Armstrong-Ampeg John Page Guitars Stefan Sobell
Danelectro John Suhr Stephan Kearney
Del Vecchio Kay Steinberger
Dobro Martin Tagima
Don Grosh Monteleone Takamine
Draleon National Taylor
Eastman Norwegian Wood Series Teisco
Eko N.S. Phillips Valco
Erlewine Optek Witkowski
Fender Ovation  
Fernandes Pensa-Suhr  
Froggy Bottom Pensa  
Giannini Pete Turner Unknown guitars
     
Number of guitars listed: 230