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Author Topic: Fender 'Mark Knopfler' Signature Series Stratocaster (0117800-815) - Owners list  (Read 51434 times)

Offlinequizzaciously

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Makes me wonder again why Fender discontinued the Signature. Could they not find an agreement as Mark wanted more royalties, or rather the opposite, Mark wanted it to be cheaper than Fender could produce it with these specs? (Wasn't it the cheapest nitro guitar in their product range??!!)

This guitar for about 3,500 € with very similar specs points to the second option.  :think

I can't get it either. I understand that Gibson Chet Atkins Signature was discontinued in 2001 after the death of Chet Atkins, but who died in case of MK's Signature Strat? One crazy assumption may be that Gibson wanted to take some money from Mark, too, and say to guys from Fender — okay, it's our turn, give the "Signature Rights" to us now.

Because, to be honest, after this expensive Gibson beast I think the final price of the guitar was the least one of Mark's worries.
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Anybody have those magazine review articles in PDF format out there??
Many thanks!

Sorry for the mega delay, I can email them across to you in the next few days - PM me your email :wave......
Mark Knopfler - Not just a hobby, but a way of life!
* Very proud owner of two Fender 'Mark Knopfler' Signature Series Stratocaster's.
* I 'Got Lucky' and met 'MK' after he'd played a charity show at Bridport, Dorset on 27/09/2013, he kindly signed all of my Fender 'MK' Strat's labels too!

Offlinequizzaciously

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http://www.mksongbook.tilda.ws — The Mark Knopfler Songbook

“It was easy to be great. What was hard was to be good.” — Steve Martin
“It frightens me, the awful truth of how sweet life can be.” — Bob Dylan

Offlinequizzaciously

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Anybody have those magazine review articles in PDF format out there??
Many thanks!

Sorry for the mega delay, I can email them across to you in the next few days - PM me your email :wave......

It says SOLD ELSEWHERE SORRY in the title, HAHAHA! Made my day :lol :lol :lol
http://www.mksongbook.tilda.ws — The Mark Knopfler Songbook

“It was easy to be great. What was hard was to be good.” — Steve Martin
“It frightens me, the awful truth of how sweet life can be.” — Bob Dylan

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any Knopfler, Floyd or Dylan will do....

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Fan of Dire Straits since 1984

Two weeks in Australia and Sydney striptease

Offlinequizzaciously

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A great video of Todd Krause discussing on of Fender's tribute guitars. Makes you understand why Mark decided to work with him. Great man!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9bDnF8btls" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9bDnF8btls</a>
http://www.mksongbook.tilda.ws — The Mark Knopfler Songbook

“It was easy to be great. What was hard was to be good.” — Steve Martin
“It frightens me, the awful truth of how sweet life can be.” — Bob Dylan

Offlinebernwolf

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Greetings from Austria!

I have bought 2 Mark Knopfler Signature Strats:

SE00434 (Hot Rod red, Info from Fender: produced July 2003) and
SE00080 (Dakota red one, well played with signs of playing bought from MaxGuitar in Netherlands - about the date of production I will write to Fender)

I also have two Custom Shop hot rod red 62 Strats (2015 and 2016), with the same Specs, only the fretboardradius is 9,5' instead the 7,25 of the MK-Strats and of course no MK-Sign on headstock ;-) )

Can I please get the articels from the magazines too?

Thank you and nice greetings

bernwolf
« Last Edit: April 22, 2017, 10:31:52 AM by bernwolf »

Offlinequizzaciously

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Greetings from Austria!

I have bought 2 Mark Knopfler Signature Strats:

SE00434 (Hot Rod red, Info from Fender: produced July 2003) and
SE00080 (Dakota red one, well played with signs of playing bought from MaxGuitar in Netherlands - about the date of production I will write to Fender)

I also have two Custom Shop hot rod red 62 Strats (2015 and 2016), with the same Specs, only the fretboardradius is 9,5' instead the 7,25 of the MK-Strats.

Can I please get the articels from the magazines too?

Thank you and nice greetings

bernwolf

As I can tell you have bought this one: https://www.maxguitarstore.com/products/fender-mark-knopfler-stratocaster-dakota-red/
CONGRATULATIONS! One of the nicest MK-strats I ever seen and also in a great worn condition in contrast with "never played" ones.

The guitar is meant to be played and to be worn out like this.
http://www.mksongbook.tilda.ws — The Mark Knopfler Songbook

“It was easy to be great. What was hard was to be good.” — Steve Martin
“It frightens me, the awful truth of how sweet life can be.” — Bob Dylan

Offlinebernwolf

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Thank you, Quizzaciously! Yes, I love the worn and played guitars! And so the guitar get's individuality and history.....
The other one is in near mint condition..... but I think, I will play the worn Strat even more times. ;-)


OfflineKnopflerfan

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Welcome Bernwolf and indeed welcome to the two Fender Mk Strat owners club (I did have 3 at one time though!!) anyway your two lovely guitars have indeed been added to the list and I will forward the magazine articles to you in due course. Can you kindly PM me your email address please......
Your challenge is to now get them signed by the Legend himself!!!! :wave
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* Very proud owner of two Fender 'Mark Knopfler' Signature Series Stratocaster's.
* I 'Got Lucky' and met 'MK' after he'd played a charity show at Bridport, Dorset on 27/09/2013, he kindly signed all of my Fender 'MK' Strat's labels too!

 

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