Compiled by Terry Kilburn

The MK Guitar Collection: Live Auction – 31 Jan 2024, London

November 21, 2023

Christie’s is delighted to announce the auction of guitars from the personal collection of Mark Knopfler, the frontman of the iconic British rock band, Dire Straits.

Comprising more than 120 guitars and amps, the collection spans his 50-year career and chronicles the diverse array of instruments that Knopfler has used to write, record and perform his extensive catalogue of compositions for Dire Straits, as well as numerous successful solo albums and film soundtracks.

The collection features world-famous names such as Fender, Gibson, Gretsch and Martin alongside custom-built models by Rudy Pensa and John Suhr as well as bespoke examples crafted by luthiers from across the globe. From 19 to 30 January 2024, we invite you to discover this incredible collection at Christie’s London. Ahead of the London auction, highlights will also be on view in our New York galleries from 9 to 13 December 2023.

The Mark Knopfler Guitar Collection: Live Auction – London, 31 January 2024.

For more information regarding the collection and events, click here