Mark Knopfler Interview On Guitars From Sounbreaking Documentary

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  1. golem

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    I came across this accidentally why trying to find videos on viola being used in jazz. Go Figure. I thought others might not have seen it either despite the 5 million views.
     
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    That was great, Golem, thanks! I saw this documentary by Dire Straits bassist (and co-founder); John Illsley recently, and thought it was pretty good too... It's about the six guitars that shaped Mark Knopfler's career:

     
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    That was simple and great. If only it was so easy...
     

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    Thanks for sharing. I loved that.
     
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    This was awesome. I particularly enjoyed when he literally kisses his 1958 Les Paul at around 4:19, ha. I love watching people speak about things that they are truly passionate about...
     
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    I enjoyed it too. It's a gorgeous guitar. I imagine that it would be worth a pretty penny even it wasn't Mark Knopfler's personal '58.
     
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    That man is a master, I'm always in awe when I hear him play...
     
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    He is really good. I wish that I would have heard of him before.
     
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    I mentioned to my mom that he was coming and I wanted to see him next year and whether she wanted to go for a Mother's Day present. Who has two thumbs and is going to see Mark Knopfler? This guy, with his mom. :D
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    After watching that, I must say he was a lot more influenced by Chet Atkins than I had realized!
    I first learned about Mark via Chet Atkins. Chet told the story that he was in a tire store in Nashville
    and they had some music playing he was enjoying it so he asked who that was and was told
    it was Dire Straits and he asked who is the guitarist? He was told Mark Knopfler.** So he phoned
    his secretary and asked her to get Mark on the phone for him. Before they had finished putting his tires on
    he and Mark had made arrangements for Mark to come to Nashville and visit for a time. :)




    ** Must have been Ronnie Peterson's tire store.
     
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