Classic Vibe pricing

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by JohnnyMac, May 22, 2019.

  1. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Nut

    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    I'm interested in a Classic Vibe 60's Strat. I found 2009 three color burst at local pawn shop that can be had for $250 plus tax. It's generally in pretty good condition but there are numerous small dings front and back. No chipped paint, just small dents. The neck and frets are in fine condition

    There are none listed locally to compare prices with. Reverb shows none listed for under $300 and some for close to new prices. Are these CVs really holding their value this well? Maybe $250 isn't a bad price for one in that condition.

    Thing is, I have a close to flawless 2015 CV 50's that I want to sell and based on the prices that I see and it's condition I just listed it at $300. We'll see.
  2. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    Have you already haggled with them to reach $250 or is that the asking price?
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  3. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Nut

    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    Yeah, down from $300. They do the pricing where every couple of months the price drops by 10%. Thats two steps down and he won't go lower than that.

    I could easily hang out for another CV but from what I've found they don't seem to go for less.
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  4. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    If you want it ... it's a good price.
    If you don't it's way too expensive.
  5. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Nut

    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
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  6. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    I picked up mine for $150 and $220. The deals are there. You just need to be ready to move right away when they show up.
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  7. … and those deals don't aren't around as often these days. Cheers, Barrie.
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  8. Squierplayer1

    Squierplayer1 Squier-Meister

    Feb 10, 2019
    so cal
    I'd say that's good. It's about as low as you ever see them aside from the rare $200 ones that you may see every 1-3years. $250 i'd say is fair considering most people ask $300 or more so you;re getting $50 off for the scratches and dings.
  9. mitch_cumsteen

    mitch_cumsteen Squier-Nut

    Jun 25, 2018
    Planet, Idaho
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  10. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Nut

    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    I took another look at it and decided to pass. I'd rather pay a little more for one in better condition. I just got an offer of $250 for more excellent condition CV 50s but I just listed today and will hold my price.

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  11. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Since all the current Chinese made CV guitars with alder (or pine) bodies, and Tonerider pickups aren't being made anymore, and are due to be replaced with Indonesian versions to be introduced at summer NAMM next month, probably with poplar bodies and Fender designed Alnico pickups, I expect the price of the used Chinese ones to go up.
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  12. DoctorBB

    DoctorBB Squier-Nut

    Mar 2, 2016
    Beaumont, TX
    I bought a mint 2010 MIM 3 tone burst a few years ago for $275 out the door, but paid $300 for my 2014 CVC Tele last year, although it came with a hard case. And the Tele has a ding. Both worth it to me because they both feel great.
    Last edited: May 22, 2019
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  13. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    If it's in great shape and I wanted it and could afford it ,it would be living at my house :D:D:D

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

    Dec 7, 2018

    Any reason you want that particular Strat? You can get a new one (for around $249.00) I understand the new ones from fender are well made and have may extras not found on normal Squiers.
  15. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Nut

    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    I have a nice CV 50's and it's a great playing and sounding guitar but I can't get past the tinted, glossy maple fretboard. I prefer the CV 60's three color burst and rosewood (or whatever it is) fretboard.

    Which new Fender are you referring too?
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
  16. fenderzombie

    fenderzombie Squier-Meister

    Nov 24, 2014
    These CV were going to go up, as soon as they moved them from China. I said it before when they stoped the made in Japan Squier you knew they were going up. Fender bottom line is to save money in production even if it means using different materials.
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  17. Cheef

    Cheef Squier Talker

    May 31, 2019
    United States
    Love the 2TS CV. Sweet.
  18. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Nut

    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    Meanwhile, I swapped the stark white pickguard for a black one and like it much better. Decided to keep it. :)

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  19. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Dec 28, 2017
    South Texas Coast
    I haven't even got to plug it in yet, but it feels nice in the hands...

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  20. Taurus

    Taurus Squier-Nut

    Sep 8, 2018
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Looks amazing with that pick guard
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