For sale is a 2012 Fender Artist Series Mark Knopfler Stratocaster in Hot Rod Red with the original case. This guitar is in very good condition, in perfect working order, and plays great. There are some light scratches and dings. Overall, I would rate the condition, a solid 8.5 out of 10. With exception to the upgraded pickups, everything on the guitar is original. We do not have the original pickups. The pickups are upgraded to Fender Custom Shop 60s Strat pickups hand-wound and signed by Josefina Campos. These pickups sound amazing and at $500 a set are a huge upgrade. There are no cracks, repairs, or issues. The neck is straight with no issues and plays great. The original frets are in excellent condition with no wear. The guitar has been set up by our luthier. There is no buzzing or dead spots. The original case works great.
Serial Number: SE10883
Model Name - Mark Knopfler Stratocaster
Model Number - 011-7800-815
Series - Artist Series
Color - Hot Rod Red (nitro-cellulose lacquer finish)
Body - Comfort contoured '57 lightweight ash body
Neck - Vintage tinted '62 maple neck, "C" shape (nitrocellulose lacquer finish)
Fingerboard - Rosewood (7.25" radius)
No. of Frets - 21 Medium Jumbo nickel silver frets
Pickups - Fender Custom Shop 60s Strat pickups hand-wound and signed by Josefina Campos
Controls - Master Volume, Tone 1 (neck pickup), Tone 2 (middle pickup)
Pickup Switching - 5-Position Blade
Bridge - American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Machine heads - Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style tuning machines
Hardware - Chrome
Pickguard - 3-ply, 11-hole, Mint Green
Scale length - 25.5"
Width at nut - 1.625"
Unique Features - Dot inlays, transitional decal, Mark Knopfler signature on ball of headstock
Weight: 7lb 10oz
**All photographs shown are ACTUAL PHOTOS of the item listed and are taken at our shop.**
2012 Fender Artist Series Mark Knopfler Stratocaster Hot Rod Red ~Josefina Campos Hand-wound Pickups~ - is currently on backorder. You may still purchase now though and we'll ship as soon as more become available.