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Will Squier CV's and VM's ever be sought after basses?.....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Diesel Kilgore, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. ....like the early Squier's? Or do they make too many of them? Not enough quality?

    The topic about the MIM's ever being collectable got me to wondering about the CV's and VM's. Maybe 30 years from now people will want to get ahold of them like some do now for the early 80's Squier's?
  2. bootsox


    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    probably. Won't be 30 years though, maybe more like 40
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.


    Not a chance IMO.

    Great basses, but they make hundreds of thousands of them. They will never be rare or hard to find.

    Technology advances every day also. What's the chance that the Squiers 20-30 years from now won't be better, cheaper, etc.? Slim IMO.
  4. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    Let's just enjoy them NOW!! :)
  5. tbird99


    Jun 29, 2012
    Dalton, Ga
    Yay that was my topic , honestly people will probably buy anything just give it time and when you sell it on ebay put vintage rare and one of a kind in the title haha I bet almost all fenders will be collectible given the right amount of time
  6. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Hundreds of thousands? I had no idea Squier made that many or even that there were that many bassists on the planet!

    The Sonic Blue Squier Classic Vibe 60s P-Bass has apparently been discontinued in that color (the Fiesta Red one is still offered). I got mine for $206 at Best Buy on clearance with a Fender promo that still had the new-instrument warranty attached. I could turn around and sell it for $300 or more easily but not a chance I'm letting it go.
  7. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.


    Squier has been making VMs as an example for 5-6 years.

    How many Squier VM and CVs are on the wall in each GC right now? I know my local retailer has 5+ in stock, has 30+ locations and sell thru Squiers very quickly.

    Even 100,000 Squier sold over a 5 year term = 400 CV/VM basses sold a week globally. Not a big number.
  8. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I guess I could mothball the above mentioned bass and hope someone wants that color and bridge cover in the future, but even if it would be worth $500 ten years from now, I'd rather play it.
  9. FunkRenegade


    Jul 7, 2012
    Squire nowadays is nowhere as significant as fender 40-50 yrs ago. Even the early made in japan squiers aren't all that sought after. Nobody will even remember squier 30 yrs from now. Just play the thing.
  10. CBRXJ


    Jul 31, 2010
    Apple Valley Ca.
  11. ShiftyShift


    Mar 12, 2012
    Anything cheap and not thought of as collectible will appreciate in value EVENTUALLY. I can't tell you how long, but eventually they will be worth more than they are now. Like how the 70s Strats were considered trash back in the 80s and early 90s, but now are very expensive
  12. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Not very likely... I have never seen a Squier go for $500 new or used, don't see them becoming any better over time... maybe in Australia...
  13. JRL


    Jan 26, 2001
    Well now, I bought a 69 Jazz that I still play every day for $250 in 1984. At the time if it was CBS it was NOT collectible. Whats a 69 Jazz sell for now? You never can tell.
  14. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    No one really knows. The fact that there are so many doesn't help. As an investment, you would do better to put your money elsewhere as it would take many years if it ever does happen.
    If you want to look way into the future, beyond your own lifetime, it's possible because hardwoods are becoming more scarce. Already we're seeing composite materials used to make wood flooring that looks like hardwoods. It's possible that in the future musical instruments will be made from composite materials and "old timey wood models" will be sought after.
  15. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    All I know that in purely musical and physical terms, this is as good or nearly as good as most of the Fender P-Basses I've played.
  16. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Listen, if Teisco Del Rays are sought after, ANYTHING, can end up being sought after! Remember the Silvertone Craze a few years back?
  17. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I suspect that their sheer ubiquity will dilute any value they might accrue over time.
  18. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I think they are still crap. I was checking out a 70s Strat in the local Sam Ash and I could fit two credit cards in the neck pocket gap. Granted, neck pocket gap size is not a full indicator of quality, but my ESP is built like a tank and I can't fit a piece of tissue paper in the gap.
  19. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    I've owned 6 CV series basses and I think they are very sought after on the used market.

    I would never expect them to be a collectors item. But, they are so cheap and fun, why not own one in every color and model?

    I usually will only hit the PayPal button if they are $200 or less... but spent a bit more this time to get a butterscotch beauty.

    The neck pocket on my CV50s P is very tight. I had to carefully press is out and press it back in... she's super tight... part Indonesian :bassist:
  20. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Maybe in the year 2112, someone will find one hidden in a cave somewhere.
    It'll be priceless...

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