DANELECTRO, NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY, CIRCA 1970
DANELECTRO, NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY, CIRCA 1970
DANELECTRO, NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY, CIRCA 1970
DANELECTRO, NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY, CIRCA 1970
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DANELECTRO, NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY, CIRCA 1970

A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, SILVERTONE, 1452 HORNET

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DANELECTRO, NEPTUNE, NEW JERSEY, CIRCA 1970
A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, SILVERTONE, 1452 HORNET
Bearing the logo Silvertone at the headstock, of a red sunburst finish, together with 'chipboard' case and Planet Waves black canvas strap
Length of back 17 ¾ in. (45.1 cm.)
Literature
Mark Knopfler, 'Boom, Like That', official music video, 2004.
Sale room notice
Mark Knopfler plans to donate no less than 25% of the total hammer price received, to be split equally between The British Red Cross Society (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 220949, Scotland with charity number SC037738, Isle of Man with charity number 0752, and Jersey with charity number 430), Brave Hearts of the North East (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1006247) and the Tusk Trust Limited (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1186533).

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Acquired in 2003, Mark Knopfler used this guitar extensively during recording of his fourth solo studio album Shangri-La at the legendary Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, California, from February to March 2004. With its retro tone enriching Knopfler’s reflections on 1960s American culture, the Silvertone can be heard on the tracks 'Stand Up Guy', 'Don’t Crash The Ambulance' and lead single 'Boom, Like That', a sardonic portrait of the rapacious McDonalds founder Ray Kroc. 'A lot of it is about a time in the 60s when there was quite a lot of innocence about,' Mark explains in the official album documentary. 'There are figures in the background like Col. Parker and Kroc, and I have a couple of songs about people who… saw themselves as visionaries.' Knopfler is seen playing the red sunburst guitar in the official music video for 'Boom, Like That', filmed during the recording sessions at Shangri-La. As part of a promotional tour following the release of the album in September 2004, Knopfler performed 'Boom, Like That' on the Silvertone for various television and radio appearances through to December, including performances on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Burbank on 5 October 2004, and the Bambi awards in Hamburg, Germany, on 18 November 2004. When the Shangri-La Tour kicked off in South Africa on 28 February 2005, Knopfler strapped on this distinctive Danelectro for every performance of 'Boom, Like That', including five nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London, through to the close of the tour on 31 July 2005 in Vancouver.

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