Mark Knopfler Signature Strat SE 00000

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Manufacturer: Fender
Model: Mark Knopfler Signature Strat
Year: 2003(2002?)
Serial No.: SE 00000
Colour: hot rod red
Woods: body ash, neck maple, rosewood fingerboard
Pickups:Fender Texas Specials
Strings: 010
First seen with MK: 2003
Still in MK’s possession/Last seen: yes / (used regularly)


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Info: This is the Fender Mark Knopfler Signature Strat with the serial number SE 00000. It is  not the prototype, in other words not the very first one that Fender made when Mark and them designed the MK signature model but probably one of the very first (or the first) with the final specs.

On the 2008 tour this guitar was used for What it is and Sailing to Philadelphia and was strung with 010 strings. It is likely that on tours before and  later  the same guitar was played on these songs again.

As far as I can tell all on this guitar is stock and has the same specs as the MK Signature Strat you can buy: Texas Special pickups, ash body, hot rod red finish etc.

Mark has several of his own signature model so it is often difficult to tell which one is which, check out this blog post for more info on this.


Related blog posts:

They all look the same – How to tell Mark Knopfler’s different signature Strats apart
Mark Knopfler Signature Strat with lipstick pickups played on Forever Young (duet with Bob Dylan)

Mark Knopfler Signature Strats vs. 1964 Stratocaster
The wrong colour of the first Mark Knopfler Signature Strats
The different Mark Knopfler signature Strats used on the Get Lucky tour


Budapest, May 4, 2005
Budapest, May 4, 2005
Amsterdam, March 30, 2008

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7 thoughts on “Mark Knopfler Signature Strat SE 00000

  1. No, I haven’t (I don’t even have a MK sig Strat…) but they fit in any Strat and are a great upgrade, you need a push/pull poti to switch between full and tapped coil.

  2. Hey Ingo, I recently saw something very interesting. Fender custom shop relic Mark Knopfler signature, Yuriy Shiskov masterbuild. In the description it sais that it has nitrocellulose finish unlike the regular mk signature series strat. Does it mean that regular is poly finished? Also it sais that it has kloppmann pickups and treble bleed on pots. Price is as i remember around 4000 euros.

    1. The MK sig strat should be nitro, I cannot find it in the specs on the Fender site but this is what everybody states…
      I am pretty much sure that Mark himself really plays the Texas Specials so Klopman PUs do not seem to make much sense here (?)

  3. Hi Ingo, interesting information regarding string gauge. I thought MK always used 9’s on strats and 10’s on Les Pauls? Does he use 10’s exclusively now?
    Best regards,

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