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:

Fender Serials

This website, True Vintage Guitar, offers a comprehensive guide to understanding Fender guitar serial numbers. It provides valuable information about how to decode these serial numbers to determine the manufacturing date and other relevant details about Fender guitars. Whether you’re a collector, enthusiast, or just curious about the history of Fender instruments, this resource can help you navigate the complexities of dating these iconic guitars.


FuzzFaced.net provides insights into dating Fender Stratocaster necks based on their serial numbers. The website offers a detailed guide on how to interpret the codes found on the neck plate and decipher the manufacturing date of a Fender Stratocaster. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a beginner enthusiast, this resource can help you determine the age and authenticity of your instrument.