2005 Fender Mark Knopfler Stratocaster ID-6112
2005 Fender Mark Knopfler Stratocaster
This 2005 Fender Mark Knopfler Stratocaster is in very good condition with some minor scratches to the top and back as well as a few chips that are through the finish. There is a chip on the cutaway of the treble side, the paint was able to be salvaged and attempted to be reapplied to the body. All of the described wear can be seen in detail in the photographs below. Original Hardshell Case Included.
Whether he is playing a National Style O-14 or a Fender Stratocaster, we are all familiar with Mark Knopfler's signature playing style and unique tones that span over a wide spectrum of genre's. Although many people know him from Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler has recorded numerous solo albums and performed with some of the most prominent music artists of our time, such as Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and many more. His longtime collaboration with Emmylou Harris provided us with the recording "All the Road Running", and the tour of the same name. Throughout all the years Mr. Knopfler has always carried a Stratocaster, so there was no surprise when Fender announced a signature series for him!
In collaboration with Fender, Mark Knopfler wanted a Stratocaster that delivered his signature sound, he wanted an instrument that combined some of his favorite features a Strat has to offer.
The Fender Artist Series Mark Knopfler Strat features the familiar '57 body with Fender's Comfort Contoured design. The ash body allows for a very light weight guitar with out sacrificing any sustain or tone. The Ash body bares a very bold and very distinct "Hot Rod Red" finish that fits the classic design of this guitar perfectly. Joined to the Ash Body is a vintage tinted '62 C-shape maple neck with a 7.25" radius rosewood fingerboard that not only warms up the tone of this Stratocaster but also allows for a ultimate playability.
The Mark Knopfler Strat has 3 Custom Shop Texas Special Strat pickups that produce a tone just as distinct and unique as the guitar looks! The pickups a very versatile in combination with the 5-position Pickup Switch but this guitar seems to really shine with the middle and neck pickup. With a ton of sustain and plenty of mid range punch, this guitar will help you conjure up some of the same tones that the legendary Dire Straits guitarist and vocalist is famous for.
This guitar also features an American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with a chrome bridge cover, Vintage Style tuning machines, and Mark Knopfler's signature on the headstock.
- Serial: SE01055
- Top Wood: Ash
- Back Wood: Ash
- Nut Width: 1.625"
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Year: 2005
- Inlays: Pearl Dot Inlays
- Neck Wood: Maple "C" Shape
- Fretboard: Rosewood 7.25" Radius
- Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
- Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
- Tuners: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
- Headstock Inlay: Mark Knopfler Signature on Headstock
- Pickup(s): Texas Special™ Single-Coil Bridge Pickup
- Pickup Controls: 5-Position Blade Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included