Mark Knopfler's Fender
Telecasters with Dire Straits
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is David's black Telecaster Thinline. Mark used it live on Water
of Love in the late 70ies and David on Wild West End.
Telecaster Thinline was originally a hollow-bodied guitar with f-holes. The f-holes were filled by Steve Phillips of the
Notting Hillbillies, who also painted it black.
was tuned to open A and capoed at the 5th fret. S-No. is probably 226254
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is Mark's sunburst Telecaster Custom, serial.no. is probably 178112. It was
bought in the early days of Dire Straits. They drove up North
somewhere near Leeds on advice of Steve Phillips to get it. It cost them 200
the early days David played it live. Later Mark played it on the
OES tour on Setting me up and on some NHB tours.
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