Mark Knopfler’s 2019 guitar rig has been revealed

Mark Knopfler performs live
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Back in May, the guitar world was rocked by the revelation that tone icon Mark Knopfler had switched to Kemper Profiling Amps for tour dates in support of new album Down The Road Wherever - and now we have more details on the gear that’s populating the rest of his rig.

In a conversation with Guitar Player, longtime Knopf tech Glen Saggers dished the dirt on the Dire Straits legend’s electric guitars, tunings, strings and just how those Kempers were set up.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.