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is a 1961 Strat, serial-no. 68354, with rosewood fingerboard.
The left picture is from the beginning of the 90ies, note the
damaged laquer. When Mark bought this guitar it had a natural wood
finish, but he soon had it repainted in red. With this guitar he
fulfilled his dream of a red Strat, the guitar his childhood-hero Hank
seventies Mark had a DiMarzio pick-up in the neck position. BAsing
on all information about DiMarzio's product range back then, it can
only be the Fat Strat (FS-1, DP 110)
has this guitar and uses it occasionally.
articles from my blog:
Dire Straits: Which of the two red Fenders was used in which concert?
from Hamburg Oct. 28, 1978 (?)
Backstage in Essen, Germany, Nov. 1979 (left
black Tele, Mark's 80470 Strat, David's black Strat,
Mark's sunburst Tele Custom, Mark's Les Paul Special,
John's Precision Bass, another Precision, Mark's 68354