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Fodera Adds New Models to Standard Series

Fodera Standard 5 Bass
Note: This is a photo of the Fodera Standard 5 Bass. Photos of these new basses are not yet available.

Fodera is ramping up their Standard series with two new additions, two new combinations of existing models, and the return of two artist standard models. As part of the Standard series, all of the basses are built in small batches with a single configuration with no options to keep wait time and prices down.

First up is the Yin Yang 4 Standard Series II, a riff on the bass made famous by Victor Wooten. The new model is built using the same wood and pickup combination as Wooten’s personal bass including a walnut body, a maple neck, an ebony fingerboard, and a Pau Amarillo top with a black painted Yin Yang. Other features include EMG P/J pickups, black hardware, and a 34″ scale.

Fodera Yin Yang 4 Standard Series II Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Walnut
Neck:Maple
Fingerboard:Ebony
Frets:24
Top:Pau Amarillo (Yellowheart) Top with Black Painted YY
Pickups:EMG P/J pickups
Hardware:Black Hardware

Along the same line, Fodera is now offering a 5-string Yin Yang Standard for the first time. It’s made with an alder body, maple neck, ebony fingerboard, and an ivory wood top, which the company says looks and sounds like holly. It is also fitted with EMG P/J pickups and black hardware.

Fodera Yin Yang 5 Standard Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Alder
Neck:Maple
Fingerboard:Ebony
Frets:24
Top:Ivory Wood Top with Black Painted YY
Pickups:EMG P/J pickups
Hardware:Black Hardware

Fodera’s flagship Monarch bass has a new standard version called the Monarch 4 Standard Special. It carries the same specs as their Monarch Fretless Standard but adds frets.

Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Special Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Walnut
Neck:Red Oak
Fingerboard:Ebony
Frets:24 Frets
Top:Curly Walnut
Pickups:Duncan Dual Coils
Hardware:Black Hardware

Similarly, the Emperor 5 Standard Special takes their Emperor and gives it a classic ash and maple wood combination.

Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Special Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Ash
Neck:Maple
Fingerboard:Maple
Frets:24 Frets
Top:Madrone Burl
Pickups:Duncan Dual Coils
Hardware:Black Hardware

Finally, the Tom Kennedy Standard and Matt Garrison Standard Series II basses will be getting another run. The instruments, which are identical to the ones played by the bassists themselves, will retain the same specs as the first batches.

Each of the new Fodera Standard series instruments are available for pre-order and as such do not have official photos yet. They’ll carry prices ranging between $4,950 and $5,950.

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