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Fodera Announces the Select Series Basses
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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.

Fodera Announces the Masterbuilt Nautilus Bass
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Fodera Announces the Masterbuilt Nautilus Bass

Fodera has introduced the latest bass in their Masterbuilt series with the Nautilus, a gorgeous Emperor II model with a mesmerizing nautilus shell pattern. The bass is crafted with a variety of woods to create the effect while the team worked to make the design seamless.

Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Prairie Bass
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Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Prairie Bass

Fodera has unveiled the latest in their Masterbuilt series with the Prairie, a one-of-a-kind bass that draws its design features from the late 19th- and early 20th-century architectural style known as “Prairie School.” “Noted for its horizontal lines, symmetry, and use of color to compliment the surrounding landscape, the “Prairie School” style and design was most identified in the homes...

Fodera Adds Emperor-J 5 To Standard Classic Bass Series
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Fodera Adds Emperor-J 5 To Standard Classic Bass Series

Fodera has added a five-string version of their Emperor-J to the Standard Classic line. The retro-styled instrument can be ordered in two different layouts to represent the tones of different eras. “The Emperor-J 5 is available in either a 60’s jazz-style configuration of an Alder body/ Rosewood FB with its pickups in 60’s location or in a 70’s jazz-style configuration...

Fodera Reveals James Genus Emperor 5 Elite Bass
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Fodera Reveals James Genus Emperor 5 Elite Bass

Fodera has teamed up with bassist James Genus to release a new signature model of their Emperor 5 Elite bass. Genus, who has worked with the top names in jazz and is currently the house bassist for Saturday Night Live, worked with the company to make the bass comfortable and tonally versatile. “The James Genus Signature Emperor is designed to...

Fodera Unveils the Masterbuilt Butterfly Bass
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Fodera Unveils the Masterbuilt Butterfly Bass

Fodera has revealed the latest in their top of the line Masterbuilt series with the Butterfly. The one-of-a-kind bass is inspired by the company’s butterfly themed models and uses the Imperial body shape as a “canvas.” “Using over 200 pieces of varying natural materials such as Gold Pearl, Mother of Pearl, Black Pearl, and various colored stone, each piece was...

Fodera Unveils the Madrone Burl Monarch 5 Standard Special Bass
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Fodera Unveils the Madrone Burl Monarch 5 Standard Special Bass

Fodera has expanded their Standard Specials line of instruments with the Madrone Burl Monarch 5 Standard Special. Built around the Monarch model, the bass has a new combination of woods with a mahogany body, Madrone Burl top, a three-piece maple neck, and an ebony fingerboard. Fodera says the real difference is in the pickups as it is the first Standard...

Fodera Unveils 35th Anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe Bass
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Fodera Unveils 35th Anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe Bass

Fodera is gearing up for 2018 by announcing the 35th Anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe. Celebrating the company’s flagship design, the new bass is described as combining classic Fodera tone and looks with modern electronics and playability. “For this bass, we’ve adopted an early Fodera wood combination of a Mahogany body, Quilted Maple top, and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. In the...

Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid Bass
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Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid Bass

Fodera revealed their fourth and final Masterbuilt bass for the year, and it’s incredible. The Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid combines two signature instruments to pay tribute to their respective owners: Victor Wooten and Anthony Jackson. “Not only are these two artists pioneers in their craft, but also in instrument design through our collaborative relationship,” the company writes. “It was because...

Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Southwest Bass
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Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Southwest Bass

Shortly after announcing the Woodblock, Fodera has unveiled their third Masterbuilt bass for 2017. The Southwest was designed by the company’s Emily Krohn and is inspired by the “textiles, textures, and colors of the American Southwest.” “To accomplish this look and theme, we chose various woods including Spruce, Bloodwood, Ebony, and Mahogany – capturing the warm tonalities of the region,”...