What Happened To The Vintage Modifieds'?

Discussion in 'Squier Vintage Modified models' started by MOD-VM70, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. MOD-VM70

    MOD-VM70 Squier-Meister

    Nov 11, 2016
    Not being around here for a while, I only recently discovered that Fender discountinued the whole Squier Vintage Modified line. AFAIK, this line was super popular and a super value for the money. Why would Fender do such a thing? Does anyone have any insight into this? Perhaps the Cort factories wanted to charge more than Fender was willing to pay? I'm flabbergasted! :eek:
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  2. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-holic

    I think maybe there wasn't enough to differentiate them from the CVs. But I do like my 70's VM Strat in Sonic Blue.
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  3. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    They're now the CV70's.
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  4. jamndad

    jamndad Squier-holic

    Nov 23, 2013
    Bakersfield, Ca.
    I agree. The VM 70's Strat and the VM Tele Custom are very nice.
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  5. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Mar 11, 2017
    They have gone to a land far far away,
    joined by the Standards.
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  6. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    All the VMs have been folded into the CV line, and so are now called CV instead of VM.
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  7. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-holic

  8. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    Retailers are selling the last of their stock. Good chance for a deal on a new VM or Standard maybe!
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  9. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-holic

    Apr 25, 2019
    VMs have been delisted from the USA version of the site. Those of us in other countries can see those models because they haven't been removed from the International site, for some reason.
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  10. As well as the Deluxe. Cheers, Barrie.
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  11. Brocephus

    Brocephus Squier-Nut

    Jul 3, 2017
    Seems like you answered your question, right there in the question ! :D Large corporations have a long and bizarre history of shooting themselves, and their happy customers, in the foot, by (negatively) altering or outright discontinuing great products. We've all seen this in a wide variety of products, going back decades. The bean-counters and clueless upper-management idiots can't seem to help themselves.
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  12. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-holic

    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    I have one of those Squier VM basses. I Paid $250 on Reverb, shipped. No tax back then...lol Two years ago. A Sick bass.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2020
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  13. MOD-VM70

    MOD-VM70 Squier-Meister

    Nov 11, 2016
    Oh no, the Standards too? I haven't been keeping up, so I don't know if this is their way of trying to be more efficient. The Standards and VMs were meat and potato work horses. Bad move on Fender's part IMO. I wonder what will happen to second hand prices.
  14. MOD-VM70

    MOD-VM70 Squier-Meister

    Nov 11, 2016
    Beautiful. I've got a lefty just like it. My only bass. The previous owner builds and repairs guitars so he couldn't help modding mine. Per my own tastes, these basses with the maple fb and black blocks are some of the nicest looking basses around.
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  15. Anacharsis

    Anacharsis Squier Talker

    Aug 31, 2019
    United States
    I really like my VM Squiers: Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Thinline Telecaster. I swapped the (not bad) pickups on all three, and they're all real keepers.