I’m on the hunt for a 54 reissue to make up for the one I destroyed. So one popped up locally with no price, “please contact”. One of those ads that say no emails, phone only. So I did. After a interesting 45 minute conversation I finally got a price of $2500CAD which I guess is fair. He says firm as the price will go up the longer he has the ad up and getting phone calls. He basically said he’s not really interested in selling he’s getting a feel for the market, huh? He was saying this in 40 plus years will be what actual vintage 54’s cost now. I kinda agreed and got off the phone fast. Then I was thinking will they be? The earliest reissues are what 40 years old and can be had for what $6000? You’d think his logic would make them $30k plus. Then went down a rabbit hole of heated debates of collectors grabbing any reissue especially the early stuff thinking the same logic as the guy I was talking to. That was a google search on reissues and value. With fender pumping these out every few years with newer and “improved” designs of reissues gets me thinking they will go up in value but hitting the actual vintage market numbers, I don’t think so. I have no idea really as I’ve had tons over the years and played them as they were made to be played. Never thinking this reissue of of reissue of the previous reissue will be worth its weight in gold one day. One guy in my google search lost it saying something about broken solder joints hurting the value of his locked under the bed reissue, I’m thinking really? It’s not a actual vintage original so who cares. Sorry for the rant but that guy last night and his logic and wasting my time really got me thinking. Should I run out and find as many as I can? Are they going to be worth vintages prices? Wish I could see the future like that guy did.