Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Maria Elena Holly's Silver Anniversary Fender Stratocaster. In 1979, Fender celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Stratocaster with the release of their first "anniversary" instrument and the first Fender instrument to be issued in a pre-determined and numbered, limited quantity, a limited edition "Silver Ann" Strat. The guitar featured a maple neck with a chrome plate bearing the dates "1954-1979," Porsche Silver finish, and the first use of "locking tuners" in a Fender guitar. This is one of those instruments, #9 in a limited edition, presented by Fender to Maria Elena Holly, widow of pioneering Rock and Roll legend Buddy Holly. The guitar is in Excellent condition, accompanied by its original hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity. COA from Maria Elena Holly.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    13th-14th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,539

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 July 20 Entertainment - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    This is the most impressive book I have ever seen!
    Daniel R.,
    Rockville, MD
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 10 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 November 10 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $267,166