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Fender Stratocaster 1979 Black

  • Reverb Estimated Price Range

  • $1,050$1,500

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Date Source Condition Asking Final
Aug 2015 Reverb Excellent $1,575 $1,475
Jul 2015 Reverb Very good $995 $995
Jul 2015 Heritage Auctions Good $0 $1,375
Jun 2015 Heritage Auctions Good $0 $1,250
May 2015 Reverb Very good $1,585 $1,375
May 2015 Reverb Excellent $1,399 $1,399
Jul 2014 Reverb Very good $1,500 $1,400
Jul 2014 Reverb Very good $999 $999
May 2014 Reverb Very good $1,450 $1,250
May 2014 Reverb Very good $1,595 $1,000

The Fender Stratocaster is arguably the most iconic, most played, and most copied electric guitar design of all-time. Fender launched the Strat in 1954, and the model evolved throughout the '50s and '60s. With the CBS purchase of Fender in 1965, the classic era of Strat production ended, and subsequent Strats are of considerable less interest to collectors than pre-cbs examples. For many collectors, the 1970s are considered the low-point of Fender quality. 

Years of Production:
 1954 - present

Body Style: Solidbody, double cutaway 

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with veeneer Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, 3 single-coil pickups, 5-way pickup selector

Finish Specifications: Black is a common color for '70s Strats.

Notable Players:  Bob Dylan, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour 


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