Mark Knopfler on Guitars

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Mark Knopfler Russia : Happy birthday Mark!

Brad Coleman : Pardon me while I play 5 different genres of music in just a few minutes, and with such ease that you'd believe anyone can do it. ;) Great piece of time with a great guitarist.

POP CORN : He can play the honky tonk like anything. 😮

martyn spooner : He just seems like such a nice guy. Its like talking to the guy next door who plays guitar and is giving a few tips.

Simon Wotton : I just love the way he gets carried away as soon as as he strikes a tone

Jack Spradt : 4:20 - pulls a $275,000 '58 les paul standard - first thing he does is kiss it....

Mario D : I have a new appreciation for Mark Knopfler after seeing this video.

JT Michaelson : I love Mark Knopfler. I never knew that until somewhere in early 2000 when Dire Straits had long been gone. Back in the 80s, I liked DS but was not necessarily a fan. I had some of their albums and loved some of their singles, but not all. But in 2000, I was working at a classic rock station and the new Knopfler CD came in called Sailing To Philadelphia, and I saw the PD made a note to play "What It Is" ONLY after midnight, because general daily and nightly rotation dictated only "Money For Nothing", "Sultans Of Swing", "Walk Of Life", "Skateaway" and MAYBE "Lady Writer" were allowed. But after midnight I was allowed to explore a bit. So I would occasionally play the live version of "Once Upon A Time In The West" or "Romeo & Juliet" or "Expresso Love" or "One World". But one night I decided to give "What It Is" a spin and that was it. I became an instant Mark Knopfler fan since. I'd been missing out on some really amazing music all because I felt Dire Straits broke up so what's the use bothering. But trust me, if you've not explored Knopfler solo, you have to. If you are at least a fan of "Sultans Of Swing" or "Money For Nothing", give Mark's solo career a spin. You'll be surprised at how much both careers go hand in hand, but are different at the same time. And his guitar playing is maybe one of the most underrated, and yet, he's acclaimed as one of the best. Such a long list of paradoxes, which is what makes Mark Knopfler truly a unique talent.

A Player 69 : He's like the Bob Ross of guitars. I could listen to him talk about guitars all day even though I know nothing about them.

Prince Westerburg : "You're good but you're no Mark Knopfler!" - Chet Atkins

Tablature Butler : I'm guessing this lad will go far...

simpe zulu : I do not understand sometimes from informative outlook like this what is here to dislike, he talks about past and guitars and playing styles. So I don't understand thumb down, where is it coming from, really, is that like automatic move or something else !? I am not his fan and I don't have to like it particularly, but I know he is great guitar player and if you like guitar it should be in a way interesting for all guitarists, no matter do you like him or not, what is here special to dislike, if not some kind of jealousy, that emotion, urge is not good, people generally should strive to be less jealous or envy etc, that feeling within is like a cancer, very dangerous.

Mustafa Can Kaya : i found myself watching this over and over again every night lol!

Rex Holes : There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die

Rombizio : He is not afraid of sharing his knowledge. He is humble and a gentleman. A true master.

Andrew Power : "It's not my thing"....*plays it better than most whose thing it actually is*

Chris Stone : Wait that steel guitar actually EXISTS?

Martin G : At 4:20 - "It's a '58" (kisses guitar). Love is a many-splendored thing.

Jason Higgins : The 1k shit eating dung beatles who disliked this video have no soul.

Martin Cameron : "If you get to the end of a vocal and you've got nothing more to say, but maybe the guitar has..." Fantastic.

TIM Grills : This video needs to be about 30 hours longer

Griffin Busby : I have been trying to get that strumming pattern down for 9:01 True Love Would Never Fade forever, still can't match the master's technique. Totally original and unique style of play, really not many guitarists so multifaceted like him. PS Anyone else love how peaceful and united this comment section towards Mr. Knopfler?

dar km : I like the way Mark appreciates his instruments.

Not urbiz : 25 years playing with a plectrum and 1 year playing with fingers. The picks are gone thanks to Mark Knopfler and endless doors are now open. Thank you Mark!

Zed1967 : He's obviously looking at ''Exhibit A'' on a blackboard off camera, so he knows where to put his fingers. :D

Mike Kopf : He is a superstar and yet so down to earth. It's like he has no idea nor does he care how awesome he is.

François Thouvenin : I've been a Dire Straits' fan ever since their very first LP. Mark Knopler is one of the most gifted guitar players... and singers. Besides, he is quite a nice and modest guy, despite his talents, like his friend Eric Clapton. Wish we could say that about all "guitar heroes"!...

James Jo : I LOVE HIM....but dam...what year is this >!!?!?!!??! why do i hear jack off noises when he plays vibrato ?!?!?!?! did they not ask mark how to mic voice and guitar !?!??!?!?

alan anderson : Skipping through guitar vids losing interest till I got to Mark Knopfler.......He had me completely hooked again.Thankyou.

jeffrey baxley : The industry is failing to produce new talent such as this icon!

sedgwic st.patrick : I started playing guitar in 1979 and this video shows me that I don't know a damned thing about playing guitar.

The Magic Rat : I have the 1, 4 and 5 chords nailed... it's all that fancy shit in between I'm struggling with!

mike- rayner-videos : amazing musician and music/songwriter.. love this guy 🌹

drutgat2 : Thanks for this. A few seconds in I spotted the EMI REDD desk in the background! Loved it when he kissed his 58 Les Paul, and love his enthusiasm for the guitar.

Elsa Wahlstrom : I had an urge to watch a Mark Knopfler interview of some kind this morning, so I went and found this one, and there we go, now my entire day is happy and inspired.

Csaba Kiss : What a wonderfully unpretentious guy. I would listen to him for hours.

ninesticks : wish i wish wow

satori1312 : Mark, you are a genius!

Peter Markovic : Marks enthusiasm for guitar is infectious

poptillidrop : He makes me laugh like a kid he's so good. Anybody else lol.

Tony Driver : I jammed with MK, for about 20 mins along with my friend Stuart at the end of a jazz guitar lesson at Loughton College, Essex, England, on a Saturday morning in (I think) about 1973. MK was an English language tutor (before he was famous) and 'just happened' to be by the music rooms as our lesson was ending. He won't remember I'm sure - but I do. Stuart and I had this little jazzy/blue grass thing going on - and MK joined in. I was 15.

fhcicek : Mark Knopfler is the best guitarist of all time.

jwgmail : so great watching him just get lost by himself with the guitar : )

Tonto Epstein : Finally, a bald rock star not afraid to show that he's bald. No stupid Carlos Santana selection of hats, no Roger Glover head hankie, no idiotic everyday Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley wig glue and wig.

Oliver Dolgener : When he kissed his guitar it brought a huge smile to my face. You really can feel the love he puts into the music. Such an amazing musician!

Ryan Banfill : His style is very Chet Atkins!

MechanicalMartialArtist : He stated that "he is TRYING to make the thing speak"??? What a humble statement! He makes it SCREAM!!

contrast principle : "Brothers in arms" is still a great album to this day!

ZX R-CADE : Very interesting and educational video from one of the greatest guitarists of all time

scrotzki789 : This video should come with every starter guitar.