I got a new camera for Christmas, so I immediately tried it out and filmed a few clips. Here are two acoustic guitar covers of Boom like that and Song for Sonny Liston. In both cases I did not play the complete song but a 2 minutes and something version (especially Sonny Liston has so many verses that I felt it to be a bit boring when playing it alone).
The guitar is a weird Gibson from 1976, a MK-81. The MK series was Gibson’s attempt to combine the latest physical research results with traditional guitar building. Basically the MK series was a flop and was soon dropped again, but I love this guitar. It sounds nice in all situations.
Boom like that
Boom like that is standard tuning with a capo at the 3rd fret. I don’t play the riff exactly as Knopfler plays it (e.g. he plays a slightly different bass with the thumb). I simply started to play it this way for no particular reason. I also added a ‘c’ note to the second chord (Bb, so I get a Bb9). I heard Knopfler doing this and totally loved it, although he normally does not play it this way I think.