Related: suhr guitar suhr pensa suhr. Pensa today continues to sell these guitars and it has the exclusive give the name of MK (Mark Knopfler) has its models. =) LPDC is a neck through type too. During Dire Straits' 1992 "On Every Street" tour, Knopfler used his Pensa-Suhr MK1 for this song, like most of the others. Category. Apparently John Suhr had a lot of the MK1 built, as it was originally for himself, before Rudy Pensa thought it would be a guitar Knopfler could use at the Nelson Mandela gig. In 1980, Mark Knopfler and Rudy Pensa met at Rudys Music Stop 48th St New York, a friendship which lasts to today. From 1984 John Suhr began creating guitars at Rudys Music Stop under the R Custom name before later building guitars carrying the Pensa-Suhr moniker. I'm referring to a Strat not Mark, just in case =) It will be a 25.5" scale Pensa Suhr HSS tribute, but the specs will differ. [5] The song is reported to be the first CD single ever released; [6] it was released in the United Kingdom in 1986. If you would've seen Knopfler rocking the headband any time in the 80's, then you would've seen Mark rocking that very guitar! The original was Hand built by John Suhr in the late eighties. This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately. This is the last guitar built for Mark Knopfler under Pensa-Suhr name. I have two ongoing parallel projects, a Les Paul double cut with P-Rails for my friend (good, patient, super-patient friend!) In March 1991 John Suhr left the company and his name was removed from trademark. £7,775. John Suhr, though, has created his company in 1997 in Lake Elsinore, California where he produces guitars including the standard carve top model "knopfler spec" is a simile Varsity Pensa Shur I just mentioned. Fender Vibrolux comes to mind as the first important amp. Pensa Guitars are handbuilded in New York and played by artists such as Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton & Lou Reed. They went for coffee and Knopfler suggested a tapered headstock etc but the guitar was so far built it couldnt be done. Selected category All. It was during this time that the “Pensa-Suhr” guitars were born. $1.76. Featuring free online acoustic and electric guitar lessons, tutorials and videos for both beginner and professional. 2 bids. Dec 2, 2013 - Rudy Pensa met Mark Knopfler in the 1980's during the height of Dire Straits fame. In all of his recent tours he'll bring out a Pensa sometime during the night. I haven's seen MK play a Pensa live for years. Perhaps most famous for the Mark Knopfler signature guitar produced with Rudy Pensa, John Suhr’s Fender-inspired work like the Classic T reaches many more iconic artists like Scott Henderson and Bill Frisell. John built guitars under the "Pensa-Suhr" name for greats such as Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Lou Reed, Bill Connors, Steve Stevens, Reb Beach, Pat Thrall, Little Steven, Victor Bailey, Chuck Loeb, Eddie Martinez (Robert Palmer) and many others. He created guitars for under the "Pensa-Suhr" brand for Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Steve Stevens, Reb Beach and many others. Musical Instruments & Gear. This one was built to the specs of Mark Knopfler's beloved Pensa-Suhr guitar! The main idea - I like Mark Knopfler and I like Stratocaster, but not as much as Mark Knopfler =) But I want one. Our first Chet-Mark duet doesn’t begin until 1:22 when Knopfler starts picking on his Pensa Suhr in the center-left position; Chet responds at about 1:43 in the center-right position (one billion thank yous to Ingo Raven and Jean-François Convert, who sorted out all of the album’s guitar work on Ingo’s Mark Knopfler Guitar Site). The then-new Pensa- Suhr custom guitars of Knopfler (late 80s onwards) were a way of combining his love of both Fender and Gibson tones. Often luxuriantly topped with quilted maple as of the era, they sometimes had a bucker in the bridge: other times P-90s. Quite true. Time left 1d 6h left. Please disregard the shape distortions, it's strictly after an LP Special DС shape. If the Sultans sound is the only Knopfler sound you seek, there's no one exact way to achieve it. He has other sounds as well. Electric Guitars; Collectibles; Books; Show More; Condition. They shared the same passion for the guitar and formed a friendship that would endure for many years. Mark Knopfler: “The Six Guitars That Defined My Career”—Including the "Sultans of Swing" Strat Guitar Player magazine is the complete acoustic and electric guitar package. Mark’s choice of amps is a pretty interesting one. 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