24 June 1999
A 1988 Pensa-Suhr
in honey finish, quilted maple body with double cutaways, maple neck with skunk-stripe routing, twenty-one fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, three EMG pickups, two rotary controls, selector switch and tailplate with adjustable saddles; and a black rectangular hardshell case with red plush lining and Lee Dickson's handwritten tie-on label Pensa - Suhr Custom Strat N.S.N. and adhesive paper label similarly inscribed
Eric Clapton said that this guitar was a gift from Mark Knopfler during the period when Knopfler played in Eric Clapton's Band, 1988-1989.
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This guitar is pictured in the Terry O'Neill backstage shot on p.79.
The stage-shot illustrated shows Knopfler on stage with his own Pensa-Suhr model, at the Nelson Mandela Concert, Wembley Stadium, London, June 11, 1998.
Kept under wraps for almost a century, this superb collection comes into the light with its sale at Christie's in Paris on 30 October
The theoretical physicist’s PhD thesis, key papers, wheelchair and more, offered in a special online sale at Christie's