Guitars

Mark Knopfler’s Martin Acoustic Guitars – Signature, Vintage, different models

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Mark Knopfler played a lot of different acoustic guitars in his career: different borrowed ones on the first Dire Straits albums (e.g. a David Russel Young on Love over Gold, or a Greco on Bob Dylan’s Infidels), different Ovations (e.g. Custom Legend, Adamas), Gibsons (e.g.  J45, or a Southern Jumbo), Guild, and many more. These days he uses mainly Martins on stage, and also a lot in the studio. If you watched the promo video shootage that came with some editions of Mark’s latest Privateering double CD, you will have noticed a vintage Martin D18 acoustic guitar on which he played the song Privateering in the control room of his British Grove studio. I cannot tell when he acquired this valuable guitar but I guess […]

Guitars

Building a Telecaster Dream Machine

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With the help of my Dream Machine-style  pickguards and the Dream Machine brass tremolo I was able to built myself a kind of Schecter Dream Machine Strat (the one I compared to Mark Knopfler’s sunburst Schecter Dream Machine in these videos). What I am working on at the moment is a range of products for the Telecaster to upgrade any T-style guitar to a Telecaster Dream Machine, or to build one from scratch with aftermarket bodies and necks. I already have the brass or white enamel aluminium pickguards, and the tapped Telecaster Dream Machine pickups will come any day now – the final prototypes I have are really great :). I decided to install these into two different guitars: one will be a project with […]