Fender Stratocaster 1977 (Blackbird) – Vintage Guitar Monitor Rating out now 

My 1977 Fender Stratocaster is finally ready to play. This iconic guitar, known for its unmistakable sound and vintage charm, has been carefully restored to its former glory. Every detail, from the rare black sunburst finish to the original hardware (except the replacement vintage vibrato), has been carefully preserved to maintain its authenticity.

In addition, I have created the Vintage Guitar Monitor Index. This index is a comprehensive tool that can be used to track and assess relative market value. By analysing various factors such as age, condition and originality, the Vintage Guitar Monitor Index provides a valuable classification for collectors, musicians and enthusiasts. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or simply appraise these timeless instruments, this index is a reliable resource for understanding their value.

To own a vintage guitar like the 1977 Fender Stratocaster is not only to own a piece of music history, but also to connect with a legacy that has inspired generations of musicians. With the Vintage Guitar Monitor Index, I want to help the community make informed decisions and foster a deeper appreciation for these remarkable instruments.

I am very proud to present the first Vintage Guitar Monitor Index certificate:

Blackbird refret

I was fascinated by the Blackbird right from the start. On the one hand, the playing traces testify to the fact that this guitar has been intensively worked on musically for decades and, on the other hand, that this is a Black Over Sunburst version. But especially the sound and the way this guitar can be played are proof that seventies Stratocasters aren’t all bad. At the beginning there was still the idea of selling the guitar again after the reworking, but it is clear that this horse is staying in the stable. To ensure that the guitar is fully operational again for the next few years, it needs a new fret job. A good guy from Delmenhorst has taken on this task and will refret the neck of the Blackbird. I’m already looking forward to the result.