Get The Tone
The crucial element in creating the Knopfler tone is the picking hand. For single notes he combines alternate strokes between the thumb and first finger in a circular motion with hammer- ons. Unlike a classical player his wrist is collapsed, allowing him to palm mute the strings near the bridge. Mark’s guitar collection is as beautiful as it is varied, so any good quality electric guitar would get the Knopfler nod of approval.