Mark's Knopfler's "National" graces the cover of Dire Strait's "Brothers in Arms" album, and we're all familiar with his finger-picking it for the song "Romeo & Juliet". He was chatting about it at a concert, and referred to all of the embossing on it (palm trees, lovers, scrolling, etc.) as being vulgar. For whatever reason that's stuck with me, as I'm not entirely sure what he meant. The steel resonators are indeed beautiful, and I hope to play one some day.
ACOUSTICS: Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS: EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS: Traynor YCS50 / Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah