Acoustic Guitar Chet Atkins Mark Knopfler Youtube

2009 September 28

It’s always great to see musicians of different generations playing together.  Here’s (the late) Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler playing  fingerstyle on big bodied acoustic guitars.  This video is also an example of how amplification of acoustic guitar has changed.  This was recorded in 1987 and the guitars have a bit of a ‘quack’ to them, this is no reflection of their playing but more to do with the technology available.

The first tune is ‘I’ll see you in Your Dreams’, followed by John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, the arrangement is rather pretty.  It would reasonably easy to build a solo version using this as a basic idea.

Here’s another great acoustic guitar video by Peter Finger Acoustic Guitar

6 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 October 3


    I like your blog a lot! Really great! I have a guitarblog too, maybe you can put a link to my blog on your page if i put link to yours on my page?:)

    Here’s the link btw:


  2. 2009 October 16

    These guys can play…….I mean really play. Chet was a super talented human being and Mark Knopfler is much more than “Money For Nothing” (which is a cool tune imo). Bare bones great guitar players!!!

  3. 2009 December 14
    Eddie O'Byrne permalink

    Music is like art, generally speaking nothing is the best, it’s just down to whatever YOU like is best for you. Knoplfer probably is not the fastest guitar is the world, but whatr he does, suits me, and many others. His playing is quality not quantity. When improvising, by the very nature of it, one has several ways to blend ones playing to a given tune. Mark always seems to pick the one thats best, as you can see in the many performances for example, of Brothers in Arms.
    There are a few guitarists that I like a lot, But Knopfler will always be my number one.

  4. 2010 February 21

    Chet and Mark made a great pair did see Chet a long time ago and the show was super.

  5. 2010 May 7

    Man! Knopfler is indeed the absolute Bomb. Toe to toe with Chet tkins? Unreal!

  6. 2010 May 7

    Wow! These two played like bookends! You could see the mutual admiration, here. Knopfler never met a flat pick, or a thumb pick that he liked. Chet, of course, needs no introduction.

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