I've been out of the loop on the videos the past few weeks due to a vacation to Vegas, traveling to London for work... I know... Tough life! Haha!
That said, I have to imagine that he was specifically talking about the kits in general, and not the bolt model itself, if those were his words. He has previously mentioned the likelihood that the kits may eventually go away, because honestly he forgets about them. In previous videos where eople asked about price increases or new or retired options and asked if they would apply to the kits, he always seems to be caught off guard, and says something like, "oh yeah...".
He's also also confirmed that they actually do spend a little less time on the fret work on the kits than they do on the factory builds. With the low quantity of kits that they seem to sell, and with the prices being what they are I don't see that changing anytime soon, plus the fact that is just simply more profitable to sell a complete guitar with optional upgrades... It seems like their somewhat limited production capacity is better served by these higher Revenue, higher profit completed guitars.
Now for why I don't necessarily think that the bolt will go away, unless it's replaced by something else that is also meant to suit Stratocaster shoppers, is because of Carvin. First, it actually still does seem to sell better than most of the other models that have been retired in recent years. Also, I'm fully convinced that the only reason that they have one bass model and one guitar model, not including the jb200c, with the Carvin logo, is trademark retention. As long as they continually produce at least one model of guitar and bass that still has the Carvin name, they can retain the trademark. Just because you own a trademark now does not mean you get to keep it in perpetuity. You actually have to show a bonafide effort to use it... And that's the legal term. I have a couple company name ideas in my head should I ever decide to do something with them, but I have not registered them because I'm in no position to use them within a year or two, which I believe is the limit. If they were to stop using it actively, within a short amount of time, someone else could start... and you could imagine how much confusion that would cause, especially after realizing that were at least four years after the Carvin and Kiesel split and there are still people who think kiesel bought Carvin, or that Kiesel is somehow still related to Carvin amps.
That said, with the way things change, and how things don't always seem the same on the outside as they apparently are on the inside, the best advice anyone can give is that if there is something that they like that you want that you should buy it now. It makes sure that you get one, and shows that there is still potential Market for more sales. 10000 people who almost bought something isn't worth as much as 5 who do. I'm sure there's some sort of old-fashioned-y saying along those lines... Something to do with bird hands, bushes, killing birds with stones, Etc...