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Fodera Introduces Monarch 4 Standard Bass Guitar

Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Bass Guitar

Fodera is finishing out their Standard series of basses with the Monarch 4 Standard. Similar to the Matt Garrison, Emperor 5, and Yin Yang Standard basses, the new model is built in batch and offered in a single configuration with no options in order to keep the price and wait time down.

Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Bass Guitar - bodyThe Monarch 4 Standard is built with a medium weight ash body topped by 5A Bi-color flame maple, a quartersawn Hard Rock Maple neck, and an old-growth Pau Ferro fingerboard. The combination, Fodera suggests, is a mixture of ingredients suitable for virtually any gig. Electronics include a set of Fodera’s dual coil pickups and the Fodera/Pope 3-band Standard preamp with the Emperor standard control layout.

The Fodera Monarch 4 Standard will be officially unveiled October 20th at Bass Player Live with the first basses expected to be shipping on January 1st, 2013. It’s priced at $4,750 and will be available direct and through the company’s dealer network. For more info, check out the Fodera website.

Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Bass Specs:

  • Top Wood: Bi-Color 5A Flame Maple
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Fingerboard Wood:Pau Ferro
  • Neck Wood: 1-pc. Hard Rock Maple (Quatersawn)
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale Length: 34˝
  • Strings: 4
  • Frets: 24 (Large)
  • FB Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Dots
  • Pickups: Fodera Dual Coils
  • Preamp: Fodera / Pope Standard 3-Band
  • Control Layout: Emperor Standard Layout
  • Finish: Acrylic Satin
  • Tuners: Gotoh
  • Bridge: Fodera Non-Locking (19mm Spacing)
  • Hardware Color: Gold