Fodera Announces the Select Series Basses

Fodera 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:

Top:Figured Maple
Neck:3-pc Maple
Fingerboard:Pau Ferro
String Spacing:19.0mm
Electronics:Fodera Standard
Pickups:Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil
Controls:Standard control layout
Bridge:Fodera Custom
Finishes:Natural, Amber, Vintage Tint, Cherry, Trans Black, Sunrise Burst

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Leave a Reply to William Cancel reply


    Spending $7000 on a bass guitar is ridiculous. This Fedora thing is just a bass guitar .it sounds like any decent bass you can get for under a $1000. Who are these fools?

    • William

      FRANK …
      I agree with you 110% !!
      I own a Ibanez sr400 eqm and I paid about $500.00 and it sounds like any top of the line bass guitars. This is completely insane that any company would sell a instrument to the public or any musician at a unaffordable price?!
      I dont know how in the world fedora could stay in business selling a product at that astronomical price.

      • Shawn Weingart

        Oh brother.. I couldn’t agree with both you guys more. It’s so ludicrous what they ask for their instruments. I recently picked up a SUB bass and with a few upgrades sounds to me like a million bucks all totalled just under $350.00. Looks like i just saved myself $7,200. ???