Fodera went old school at NAMM this year by introducing the Standard Classics line, including the Monarch 4 and Emperor 5 Standard Classics. The new models retain the qualities of Fodera’s Standard series models while taking on a classic aesthetic.
“All our tone woods and everything are from the same Brooklyn shop [and are] the same tone woods we use on our custom shop instruments, made by the same exact people,” Fodera’s Jordan Cortese explains. “It’s a through and through Fodera, but it’s more geared towards those classic basses.”
The Monarch 4 and Emperor 5 Standard Classic share many features with the main difference being the body shape and number of strings. They bothy come with either an ash body with a maple fingerboard or an alder body with a rosewood fingerboard. Fodera fits the basses with a pair of Fodera/Duncan proprietary dual coil pickups matched to a Fodera/Pope 3-band internal preamp. Other common features include a quartersawn hard rock maple neck, a compound radius fingerboard, 24 frets, and a high-mass bell-brass bridge.
Where Fodera’s Standard series models are typically limited in options, both models can be ordered with a choice of paint colors (Vintage Sunburst, Red, Black or White) and pickguards (3-ply Tortoiseshell, Black or White). The Fodera Monarch 4 and Emperor 5 Standard Classics are available for order now for $4,850 and $5,850, respectively.
Fodera Monarch 4 and Emperor 5 Standard Bass Classics Photos:
Fodera Monarch 4 and Emperor 5 Standard Bass Classics Details:
|Body:||Ash or Alder|
|Neck:||Quartersawn Hard Rock Maple|
|Fingerboard:||Maple or Rosewood|
|Pickups:||Fodera / Duncan proprietary Dual Coil Pickups|
|Electronics:||Fodera / Pope 3-band proprietary internal Preamp|
|Bridge:||High-mass, proprietary, adjustable, bell-brass bridge|
|Color:||Vintage Sunburst, Red, Black or White|
|Pickguard:||3-ply Tortoiseshell, Black or White|
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