Mark was the lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the British rock band Dire Straits from 1977 to 1995. As a solo artist and composer, Knopfler also recorded and performed with many prominent musical artists, including Chet Atkins, The Chieftains, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jools Holland, Sonny Landreth, and Van Morrison. And even produced albums for Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, and Randy Newman.
You might notice in this interview that Mark Knopfler is playing on his Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar. This is his 1958 Sunburst Gibson Standard. Mark is also left-handed, but plays right-handed, and fingerpicks (using a personal variant of the clawhammer style) instead of using a guitar pick.
And you got to have a look at this live performance of Money For Nothing by Mark Knopfler on his Gibson Les Paul, Eric Clapton on the Fender Stratocaster with Phil Collins on the Drums and Sting doing the Vocals.