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Author Topic: Fender 'Mark Knopfler' Signature Series Stratocaster (0117800-815) - Owners list  (Read 181439 times)

OfflineKnopflerfan

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Again, the price only makes sense for collectors and fans, and as with everything else in a free market economy, it all depends on supply and demand.


But the seller writes that Mark is supposed to have been involved in selecting the wood. I doubt it, but does anyone know?

There was something with regards the wood but cannot remember what. Unfortunately he's tinkered with the electrics so it's not solely original...
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Ah that's it, ALL MK strats are made from Ash and not the conventional Alder....
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Ah that's it, ALL MK strats are made from Ash and not the conventional Alder....


Yes, MK's specifications were swamp ash body and maple neck with rosewood fretboard, which is not a common combination. But the seller kind of suggested that MK had been involved in selecting the woods. I'd think the good people at Fender would know a bit more about wood selection than him LOL

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Ah that's it, ALL MK strats are made from Ash and not the conventional Alder....


Yes, MK's specifications were swamp ash body and maple neck with rosewood fretboard, which is not a common combination. But the seller kind of suggested that MK had been involved in selecting the woods. I'd think the good people at Fender would know a bit more about wood selection than him LOL

I agree unless MK is a bit of a woodturner??
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Ah that's it, ALL MK strats are made from Ash and not the conventional Alder....


Yes, MK's specifications were swamp ash body and maple neck with rosewood fretboard, which is not a common combination. But the seller kind of suggested that MK had been involved in selecting the woods. I'd think the good people at Fender would know a bit more about wood selection than him LOL

I agree unless MK is a bit of a woodturner??


I don't quite have that impression ha-ha

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Ah that's it, ALL MK strats are made from Ash and not the conventional Alder....


Yes, MK's specifications were swamp ash body and maple neck with rosewood fretboard, which is not a common combination. But the seller kind of suggested that MK had been involved in selecting the woods. I'd think the good people at Fender would know a bit more about wood selection than him LOL

I agree unless MK is a bit of a woodturner??


I don't quite have that impression ha-ha

I suspect he was shown the available woods and also the specs of them, he obviously chose what he thought or indeed what Fender advised....
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Just for comparison to some of the 'Highly' priced MK Sig examples currently on 'fleabay' a nice condition SE05506 sold for £1,900.00p..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234104029801?hash=item3681b00269:g:6YgAAOSwPSpg~Y1b#vi__app-cvip-panel
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Good, so we know what the actual going rate is for one of these now, not just crazy asking prices.

That looks like a nice one.
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Good, so we know what the actual going rate is for one of these now, not just crazy asking prices.

That looks like a nice one.

Indeed, it looked a lovely guitar, approx 2008/09 edition with original case and most of the 'candy' still present. Good price I'd say...
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Offlinefirmstools

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Re: Fender 'Mark Knopfler' Signature Series Stratocaster (0117800-815) - Owners list
« Reply #1044 on: September 22, 2021, 05:27:09 pm »
I think I did a dumb thing in the heat of the moment!
A current, very popular (mostly with kids half my age) band were filming a video at a place close to my work.
A guy I know who works at the studio came to see me asking to borrow a Fender tremelo arm as one had gone missing and they were desperate. I went home and got my MK Strat (the only Fender I own) and left it with their guitar tec to use the tremelo arm or whole guitar as needed.
Until I see the video I will not know if they used the instrument but somehow I doubt it.
For some strange reason I then asked if the guys would sign the guitar for me, they did. Very kind of them.
Now I dont know if these  guys have even heard of Mark Knopfler and I have their signatures on my M.K. Strat.
To T cut or not to T cut, that is the question.
First world problems eh?

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Re: Fender 'Mark Knopfler' Signature Series Stratocaster (0117800-815) - Owners list
« Reply #1045 on: September 22, 2021, 05:52:01 pm »
Ha.

I'll be the first to ask. Who are they?!
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Re: Fender 'Mark Knopfler' Signature Series Stratocaster (0117800-815) - Owners list
« Reply #1046 on: September 22, 2021, 05:58:52 pm »
I dont wanna say!
Just out of courtesy to them, lets say they are not a guitar based or rock band really. Without a doubt fantastic musicians though, fairly rare in this day and age.
I really appreciate them taking the time to sign my guitar but I am now wishing I had taken in another guitar for them to sign.
I feel SO ungrateful!
What would you do?

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Re: Fender 'Mark Knopfler' Signature Series Stratocaster (0117800-815) - Owners list
« Reply #1047 on: September 22, 2021, 06:06:08 pm »
I dont wanna say!
Just out of courtesy to them, lets say they are not a guitar based or rock band really. Without a doubt fantastic musicians though, fairly rare in this day and age.
I really appreciate them taking the time to sign my guitar but I am now wishing I had taken in another guitar for them to sign.
I feel SO ungrateful!
What would you do?

Eh, I don't understand. So you asked them clearly you want them to sign the guitar, they signed it and now you don't want it? :think :lol
I'd replace the body or wherever the signature is and keep the original part just in case I need to sell the guitar and also to preserve it.

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Re: Fender 'Mark Knopfler' Signature Series Stratocaster (0117800-815) - Owners list
« Reply #1048 on: September 22, 2021, 06:12:09 pm »

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Re: Fender 'Mark Knopfler' Signature Series Stratocaster (0117800-815) - Owners list
« Reply #1049 on: September 22, 2021, 06:16:02 pm »
OK, so at 55 years old I got a bit star struck OK? ::)

 

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