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Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Synapse2k, Feb 2, 2016.
Anyone else notice the price go up? CV tele 50's by $20 to $399 and CVC tele up $50 to $449.
The CV Thinline went up to $450 as well...
Fwiw...As of about 1:00 am est Wed the 3rd prices had not been increased online at Guitar Center...yet. Sweetwater has indeed raised the prices at theirs.
I wonder if this is to push sales toward the Modern Player Series.
I wanted to take my time and think about whether to jump on the 72 thinline, but looks like i may grab one this weekend or it'll be too late. I guess they just realized how crazy low the price was on those. Or the imitial price was to get interest up and get the word out before they jack it up. In any case, i'll have to make a decision asap of i'm out of luck.
Probably because of all the positive feedback we have given the Classic Vibe line IMO
The 72 Thinline went from $299 to $449? Ouch! That's a $150 increase on a $300 guitar, if they want to raise the prices a bit, ok, but come on!
Ouch, so glad I already have my CV's!
There aren't many left in that series. But yeah, that's a good liquidation technique.
Talk about price hikes, I decided to buy a Squier VM Jaguar in surf green. MF had them in that color only for $199 this morning. I called this afternoon to order, and they had doubled in price ($399)! Their website still showed them starting at $199, but when you select a color, they all are shown at the higher prices. They wouldn't honor their morning price.
So I checked GC. Same listing on their website (they were also $199 this morning). But they were very helpful, and sold me a surf green Jaguar for the $199. Funny, all of my business has been with MF over the past years, but they wouldn't do anything for me. I have bought a lot of gear from them. I have done very little trade with GC, but they honored the morning price. Same parent company, but much better customer service. Go figure.
The overnight Squier price hikes are crazy, some as much as 100%. And apparently not much of a showing at NAMM.
Anyway, I have a new surf green Jaguar heading my way. Life is good!
Interesting because MF is owned by GC.
Yup. It's just a matter of trying to squeeze out more profits but at $450, they aren't a great deal anymore. You can get an indonesian g&l for less and they are superior instruments, IMO
Add 100 to that price in Canada! 559.00 for a CVC now. I paid 399 for mine in 2013
Am I ever glad I got my CVC @ Long and McQuade for $300 used in mint condition 3 months ago! Timing is everything.Same thing happened with Epiphone-the DR-500MCE went from Can. $649 to $949 in just over a year.These "bargain brands" were too good to leave alone.
At those prices, you'd be better off with a newer-used MIM Standard. Just all around better build quality, neck & hardware. Pickups are always an easy upgrade. I found too many compromises with the CV I had, so mine got traded for an FSR - an infinitely better Tele. And having gotten in at the pre-increase price, a lot of Tele for the money.
I was checking the CV 50 & the CV Thin line out a few weeks back over here.
The CV 50's are £340 / $496
The CV Thin lines are £379 / $552.40
The MIM standards are £441 / $642.77
Personally, I'd take a CV all day long over a MIM. AFAIK, those FSRs are basically Standards with different colors and a 3-barrel bridge, right? I greatly prefer the "vintage" style tuners and the alnico pickups on the CV, and the fit & finish on the CVs I've played blows every single MIM Standard I've ever seen out of the water. The only area I'd rate the MIM higher is in the pots & switch (and the trem on Strats), which is a $25/$50 upgrade. But the necks are different, and if you prefer the MIM neck that's a major factor.
I'll just go ahead and say it, John Mayer was right when he stated that Fender was not the same company any more.
I mean, they made Bono and Edge board members. Huh?
I think they're going the Gibson route by the look of things lately.
Lets start dissing quick! My VM tele special is a PO... I can't do it!
The CV thineline was $399, not $299