The ultimate Mark Knopfler gear database: Gibson Les Paul Standard 1959
|Model:||Les Paul Standard|
|Colour:||original cherry sunburst (faded)|
|Woods:||mahogany body with maple top / mahogany neck / rosewood fingerboard|
|Pickups:||original 1959 Gibson PAF pickups|
|First seen with MK:||1996, Golden heart tour|
|Still in MK’s possession/Last seen:||yes|
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Info: An original 1959 Les Paul Standard. General info on this guitar model can be found on the page about Mark’s 1958 Les Paul. This guitar has more red and more ‘flame’ than his 1958. On the last tours Mark used this guitar not only as a backup for the 1958 but for the songs Why aye man and Song for Sonny Liston.
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