Fodera Unveils “Joey Standard Special” Bass

Fodera Joey Standard Special Emperor 5 Classic Bass

Fodera has unveiled a new bass in its Standard series. Although it’s built-in batches like the rest of the line, the “Joey Standard Special” has a personal touch from their team.

“This unique Emperor Standard Special was designed to honor one of our founding partners, the one and only, Joey Lauricella!” the company writes. “It combines our coveted Standard specs with some of Joey’s most beloved tone-wood combinations. Joey has played thousands of gigs with this particular recipe of specs and they will certainly help to achieve the sound you are looking for, regardless of the situation you find yourself in. We hope you love this model as much as we do!”

The bass is crafted with an ash body finished in a “signature” transparent cream. Its three-piece quartersawn hard rock maple neck holds 22 frets on its birdseye maple fingerboard. For electronics, Lauricella chose Fodera/Duncan retrospec’d JJ pickups in a 70s spacing matched to a Fodera standard 3-band preamp. An optional ramp is available.

Get the full scoop from Fodera’s Mike Bendy and Lauricella himself.

The Fodera Joey Standard Special Emperor 5 Classic is available for pre-order. It has a starting price of $6,800.

Fodera Joey Standard Special Emperor 5 Classic Bass Features:

Neck:3-Piece Quartersawn Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard:Birdseye Maple
Fingerboard Radius:Compound
Pickups:Fodera/Duncan Retrospec’d JJ Pickups with 70s Pickup Spacing
Electronics:Fodera Standard 3-Band Preamp
String Spacing:19mm
Pickguard:White Pearloid
Other:Optional Ebony Ramp

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  1. David C Dezz

    Nice but I was thinking I would have to play 680 $100 gigs to pay for it but adding tax I would have to pay 685 gigs

  2. Ron J Cummings

    Bottom line, she may be purdy but she ain’t cheap!