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Will the "headcap" Squier Classic Vibe Strats be future collectibles?

Squier Classic Vibe '50s Stratocaster Sherwood Green

I was at Guitar Center the other day and noticed one of these deep-discounted all the way down to $299 - which strongly indicates we won't be seeing these models again any time soon, if ever.

The Squier Classic Vibe Series guitars have been around a while (since 2012 if I remember correctly.) You can still get the ever popular CV Stratocaster and the CV Telecaster easily.

During this run of guitars there have been a few special editions, namely the ones with matching headcap color. The '50s CV Stratocaster is seen above with a color called Sherwood Green. The '60s CV Stratocaster had a color called Burgundy Mist:

Squier Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster Burgundy Mist

What's the difference between '50s and '60s CV Strats? The '50s has a 1-piece maple neck, pickups that have alnico 3 magnets and a 1-ply white pick guard. The '60s has a neck with rosewood fingerboard, pickups with alnico 5 magnets and a 3-ply white-black-white pick guard.

Yes, these guitars will easily be future collectibles

It will only take a few years before either of these two Strats ramp up in value. These guitars are a genuine example of "don't know what you got until it's gone."

Classic Vibe is the best series of electrics that Squier makes, so the build quality is there. These guitars aren't toys and are right up there with Mexico build Fenders (some say they're even better.)

If you want one of these, grab one now before they're gone forever

There's the possibility that after 2017 and early 2018, these headcap-matched color guitars won't be returning. So at the time I write this in late December 2017, I'd say grab one right now if you like it.

Guitar Center has deep-discounted the guitar to $299. If you can't get one there, try these searches:

...but don't pay over $399 for the guitar new.

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