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Fodera Unveils the Monarch-P Bass

Fodera is gearing up for the Winter NAMM show, where they will be presenting the new Monarch-P model. Based on their Monarch four-string bass, the Monarch-P is a Standard model that aims to couple a vintage split-coil sound with Fodera’s playability.

Fodera Monarch-P Bass Body

The bass will be built with a classic tone-wood combination of an alder body, a maple neck, and an Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The top is created from book-matched Ivorywood. Several design modifications from the original Monarch bass set the P model apart with unique body contours, a slightly thicker neck, and 22 frets.

Its passive electronics include an in-house wired circuit with 250k solid shaft pots, a 0.047uf capacitor and 1/4” input jack. Fodera picked an Aguilar AG 4P-60 pickup with early 60’s P-Bass tone in mind. “All of the hardware is completely proprietary including our high-mass Standard bridge,” Fodera states. “Additionally the Monarch-P is built with a control cavity so that if you wanted to add a preamp down the road there is a place to do it. Finally, the Monarch-P was crafted with no natural shell products which makes it the very first Fodera that can be shipped internationally without requiring a costly and time-consuming permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.”

The Fodera Monarch-P will be built in the company’s custom shop as part of their Standard series. It’s priced at $3,995 and is available for pre-order with shipping beginning in April and June.

Fodera Monarch-P Bass Details:

Neck:3-piece Hard Rock Maple
Fingerboard:Indian Rosewood
Frets:22 Large Frets
Inlays:Synthetic Clay Dots
Pickup:Aguilar AG 4P-60

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