Fodera Announces the Select Series Basses
New for 2019, Fodera has introduced the Select Series. The lineup blends characteristics of their custom instruments as well as their standard instruments to create a middle ground. They’re opening the new range starting with the Monarch 4 Select and Emperor 5 Select.
“The Selects feature hand-selected Alder bodies matched with our tried-and-true 3pc Maple neck and Pau Ferro fingerboard, seen on our popular Emperor and Monarch Standard basses,” Fodera writes. “This combination provides players with a classic full and warm tone yet still has the ability to be articulate to cut through a dense mix. It’s an overall balanced tone that allows the bass to cover a wide variety of sounds.”
The company adds that the Selects feature a slimmer body for lighter weight. The electronics include their Fodera/Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups in a spacing they say delivers 60’s style growl as well as full-bodied sound and attack for slap. The pickups are fed into an onboard Standard preamp that’s been specially tuned for the Select basses.
The Monarch and Emperor Select basses come in a variety of finish options. They’re available for order now with prices of $7,250 and $8,250, respectively.
Fodera Select Series Bass Features:
|Pickups:||Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil|
|Controls:||Standard control layout|
|Finishes:||Natural, Amber, Vintage Tint, Cherry, Trans Black, Sunrise Burst|