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:

Jazzaxe 2006

In 2006, I embarked on a journey to create my very first custom-built guitar, which I proudly named the Jazzaxe. Drawing inspiration from the iconic offset models of the sixties, the Jazzaxe exudes a vintage charm with a modern twist. Its design is both visually striking and ergonomically pleasing, making it a standout piece.

The Jazzaxe is not just about looks; its sound is truly exceptional. The guitar produces a rich, versatile tone that is both unique and captivating. At its core are two high-quality humbuckers: a Kloppmann at the bridge and a Mojotone at the neck, offering a perfect blend of warmth and clarity. Additionally, a Dummy-Single-Coil-Pickup is ingeniously installed in the electronics cavity, adding another layer to its sonic palette.

One of the standout features of the Jazzaxe is the ability to split the neck pickup via the CTS One Meg volume pot, providing an impressive range of tones from a single instrument. This feature allows for seamless transitions between full humbucker power and the crisp, clean sound of a single coil.

Enhancing its superior playability and sustain, the Jazzaxe features Sperzel Locking Tuner, a through-neck construction and a one-piece ABM Bridge. This design choice ensures maximum resonance and stability, making every note you play richer and more defined.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Jazzaxe is a testament to both its aesthetic and auditory excellence. Whether you are playing smooth jazz, gritty blues, or high-energy rock, this guitar delivers with precision and style. The Jazzaxe is more than just an instrument; it’s a masterpiece that invites you to explore new musical horizons.

New Specs for Mary Goore

The Mary Goore Guitar was already a sensational sounding guitar. But do you know that feeling that the last bit of excellence is still missing? So here’s a new experiment: the ’62 neck instead of the Scheuer neck, the ’70 pickguard with ST62 pickups from Kloppmann with a Custom circuit (270 kohm Volume Poti & No-Tone-Mod for the Neck-Pickup) instead of the ’54 pickguard with Mojotone pickups. I am very impressed with the result. Only the look of the body is still too shiny, too less distressed. Let’s see what else I can do.