Squier Models Disappearing ??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tubatodd, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. tubatodd


    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    It's pretty normal for companies to change up thei product lines every few years. I noticed that in the last few months there appear to be a few models that have disappeared from places like musicians friend. I can't find the following models any more

    VM P bass (been gone a while)
    CV P bass fiesta red
    Affinity P bass (can only find white)
    VM PJ (Model exists, but The J pickup has changed from black magnets to silver)

    Is Squier prepping for new 2015 models and colors or have they simply reduced the number of offerings? I'd love to get that CV in fiesta red.
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  2. Iheartreverb


    Oct 31, 2013
    Affinities were upgraded a year or so ago, jazz's in new colours and PJ's brought in and no standard P's.
    Pretty much the same story on vintage modified too with the majority of P action in the Classic Vibe, changing the fiesta red out for the new 70's one.

    It's pretty similar with Fender across the board at the min. Some of the new Modern Players have been discontinued less than a year after introduction. The mustang has also just been axed.
  3. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    I'm with you on that, however i think that it has been discontinued for a year or so now. Used or NOS (please correct me if I am wrong) would be the only way to snag one....

    Good Luck!​
  4. gwangi


    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley

    I called Fender's customer service and they told me the Squier Classic Vibe Precision in Fiesta Red was discontinued August of 2014, I really wanted one of those but you snooze, you loose.
  5. Heard the same nail biting and moaning when they dropped the sonic blue CV P. The CV lines seemed to survive just fine and soon everyone lusted after the new colors and models. Relax, it's typical year end jitters (and if you shop carefully you just might find that coveted sonic blue, or fiesta red or all natural or whatever it is you desire at a discontinued discounted sale price).:hyper:
  6. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    That fiesta red was the worst ever. It was not even close to what fiesta red should look like.
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  7. When I bought my Squier Jag SS awhile back the guy at the counter said " Nice little bass you got there. They're not making those anymore".

    Didn't know whether to believe him or not.
  8. ninjaaron


    Sep 26, 2014
    It's normal for companies to concentrate on their most profitable lines and scale back production when the economy is bad. Same reason I can't buy my size of pants anymore.
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  9. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Inactive

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    We've heard that before...

  10. crucislancer

    crucislancer Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    I was at Bananas at Large in Santa Rosa CA yesterday, they had one there. At least, that's what it looked like to me. Squier label, Fiesta Red body, rosewood board. Is that the one? Maybe some hunting around and you might find one locally.
  11. Big Hoss

    Big Hoss Up note, down note, blue note, brown note...

    Just FWIW, all of the Vintage Modified PJ basses I have seen have silver magnets. Never seen one factory that had black.

    Fender, like most every other manufacturer makes a variety of models, and frequently changes up their offerings to keep things "new and improved". So if they offer the same model, unchanged for more than say 2 years, chances are they are planning on changing it up unless it is a crazy good seller for them, then there is no incentive to change it...

    I personally would love a current model Vintage Modified PJ bass in Lake Placid Blue... Not sure if the budget is going to work out for me that way... We will see.
  12. reddog


    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs
    Yup, seems that VM Mustangs are now limited to just the sparkly silver one.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014
  13. felis


    Jul 31, 2013
    Midwest, USA
    Ya - and it's got a humbucker instead of the Mustang pickups.
  14. blue4


    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    I just bought the lake placid VM PJ from Amazon with about 10 gift cards from my 40th b-day. $25 here, $50 there, next thing you know I have a free bass. Looking forward to seeing it, and hopefully it's a keeper.
  15. Agreed. I saw a few of them up close & they were VERY salmon.
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  16. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    How about that tort guard too? :vomit:
    They are very good basses for the price but boy were they off.
  17. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Heck I don't see Squiers hardly anywhere in my area. The CV and VM sell out quickly and I wonder if they don't put a dent in sales of higher priced basses?
    Fender has in the past pulled Squiers lines that were so successful they hurt the MIA fender market. Who knows the future of some Squier models?
  18. ALL of the Squier Tort guards are horrendous. The contrast on the faux tort is too high. Too much yellow, deep browns & vibrant reds. VERY unnatural. They should have paired it with a BWB.
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  19. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Thank god for dropping fiesta red, what an ugly bass.
    But a great player.
    Would love to see more maple neck 4 stringers that arent artist series.
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  20. felis


    Jul 31, 2013
    Midwest, USA

    I may be reading something into it here, but it seems like they sometimes intentionally withhold products on the assumption that scarcity creates demand.
    When the actual result is that people turn to alternative offerings.
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