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This is a reissue of a late 50ies Les
Paul Standard, built in 1984.
Mark used it a lot on Brothers in Arms
(Money for Nothing, Brothers in Arms).
Thie picture was taken on Live Aid in
Here's the real thing !
A Les Paul Standard from 1958.
This guitar is worth a fortune.
Originally it looked like the
1984 Les Paul above, but with the years
the red faded.
It has the original PAF pick ups.
This is Mark's main guitar on the Golden
articles from my blog about
Knopfler's les Pauls
and unburst Les Pauls from the late 50ies
This is Mark's second old Les Paul, a
1959 Les Paul Standard.
Here's his first Gibson, a 1959 Les Paul
Special ,with two cutaways
and two single coils. The Bigsby vibrato
was later removed.
This picture was taken on a gig with the
Cafe Racers in 1976,
before Dire Straits.