Classic Records has proven to be an Audiophile Company second to none in the new millennium. But Classic Records, unlike other top Audiophile Companies, does not place Limited Edition numbers on their LP jackets.
2 years ago, Classic Records changed their vinyl weight from 180 gram to 200 gram. Mymusicfix knows no expert that has been able to decipher a true difference in quality with this 20 gram weight increase.
What this change did for Collectors of the finest vinyl pressings was establish a First Edition element to Classic Records Audiophile pressings. All Classic Records 180 Gram pressings are now Out of Print and Very Limited Edition Collector's First Edition Pressings.
These First Editions have become some of the rarest pressings in the Audiophile Collector's Market. Just try to find them at any Audiophile Retailer. You might still find some limited inventory of MFSL or DCC pressings but I will bet my bottom dollar that you won't be able to find any of these 180 gram Classic Records First Editions. They are simply gone from the market and Mymusicfix has seen these First Editions sell for over $300.
In the long term, First Editions will be what Collectors seek. When you look at Classic Records First Edition 180 Gram pressings like Hendrix Mono "Axis Bold As Love," where the Mono Master was found after being lost for 30 years, the original pressing was selling in the Collector's Market for over $5,000.
When Classic Records received the license to use this original lost Mono Master, its First Audiophile Pressings were done on 180 Gram vinyl. This 180 Gram pressing was tremendously limited before Classic Records shifted their vinyl weight to 200 Grams. When you take that into consideration, what will this First Edition Audiophile Pressing be worth in the years ahead? It could be one of the most collectible pressings ever in this 180 Gram First Edition.
Classic Records had also just released Led Zeppelin's "Presence" in 180 Gram immediately before they switched to the 200 Gram weight. That title, as many of these other 180 Gram First Editions, was a very limited collector's title and will prove to be some of the most valuable Limited Edition Masterpieces ever.
With their 45 speed 4 LP Set Pressings, Classic Records would limit these (known as the finest quality vinyl in existence) to 500 pieces in their 180 Gram First Editions. Some have never been re-pressed in 200 Gram. While other titles have been re-pressed in 200 Gram (1,000 piece pressings), the original 180 Gram sets were only 500 pieces worldwide and these will prove to be the true collectables in years to come.
How rare and valuable are each one of these 180gram sets
now still Factory Sealed? Priceless!
Mymusicfix.com is giving you one of the last chances to collect one of these 180 Gram First Editions in 33 1/3 and in the 45 speed Sets. Mymusicfix has a very limited amount of these Rare Factory Sealed pressings. We're sure you may not have known about some of these titles existed. Have fun collecting these Masterpieces!
These are tremendous titles and artists that Mymusicfix still has in these 180 Gram First Editions but we have very few pieces left of each title and prices will
continue to rise as inventory continues to dwindle.
Mymusicfix still has the following titles in First Edition 180 Gram pressings