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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,”...

Bass of the Week: Fodera Zebrawood AJ Contrabass Shape 12 Elite
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Bass of the Week: Fodera Zebrawood AJ Contrabass Shape 12 Elite

This week we’re checking out a very unique Fodera. This Zebrawood AJ Contrabass Shape 12 Elite is a 12-string fretless built specially for bassist Steuart Liebig. Featuring the “AJ Contrabass” body shape, the instrument is built with a mahogany body with a Flame Maple tone block and zebrawood top. The neck is a five-piece laminate with maple and South American...

Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Series Woodblock Emperor II 5 Elite Bass
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Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Series Woodblock Emperor II 5 Elite Bass

Fodera has unveiled the latest in their Masterbuilt Series with the “Woodblock” Emperor II 5 Elite. Limited to four basses per year, the Masterbuilt series is described as the pinnacle of what their custom shop can produce. Woodblock was created as a collaborative design with Vinny Fodera and luthiers Vadim Medved and Patrick Blaney, who found inspiration in historic art....

Fodera Unveils Monarch-P and Emperor-J Standard Classic Basses
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Fodera Unveils Monarch-P and Emperor-J Standard Classic Basses

Fodera is gearing up for NAMM by introducing two new Standard models with the Fodera Emperor-J Classic and Monarch-P Classic. The retro-styled basses are built in Fodera’s Brooklyn shop alongside their custom instruments but are built in batch with limited options to keep costs and wait time to a minimum. The Monarch-P Classic comes in two configurations: an ash body...

Fodera Unveils “Brooklyn” Bass in Masterbuilt Series
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Fodera Unveils “Brooklyn” Bass in Masterbuilt Series

Fodera unveiled the third bass in their Masterbuilt line this past week with a special version of their Emperor II 5 Elite. The one-of-a-kind instrument is called “Brooklyn” and pays respect to the New York City borough that the company calls home. “Brooklyn, NY has been a part of the heart and soul of Fodera Guitars since the founding of...

Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass
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Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III Bass

Fodera has unveiled the Victor Wooten Yin Yang Deluxe Series III, a new take on the bass guru’s signature instrument. The bass, which is his third signature fretted Yin Yang, is designed to have a broader and unique range of tones with different woods and electronics. “Earlier this year Victor visited the shop to demo various possible tonewood combinations and...

Bass of the Week: Fodera Guitars Masterbuilt Kestrel
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Bass of the Week: Fodera Guitars Masterbuilt Kestrel

Fodera introduced the Masterbuilt series earlier this year, and this week we’re checking out the second ever bass in the series: The Kestrel. The avian-themed instrument features some of the company’s finest materials to create an astounding visual and sonic experience. “Over the years we have produced a number of special instruments that feature inlays of various birds,” Fodera writes....

Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass
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Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass

Fodera and Matthew Garrison have teamed up once again to introduce the Imperial Mini-MG. The headless and compact design was created with portability and playability in mind. “With the recent change in instrument travel regulations, there has been an increasing need for a bass guitar that combines portability without sacrificing tone or playability,” Fodera shares. “With these needs in mind,...

Fodera Introduces Masterbuilt Series with “Arts & Crafts” Bass
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Fodera Introduces Masterbuilt Series with “Arts & Crafts” Bass

Fodera has always been known for their gorgeous boutique instruments, but now they’re stepping things up with the Masterbuilt Series. Limited to four instruments per year, Fodera calls the series the pinnacle of what their shop can produce. “More specifically, these instruments are all theme instruments and draw inspiration from companies, artists, and craftsmen outside of the world of guitars,”...

Fodera Unveils the Monarch-P Bass
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Fodera Unveils the Monarch-P Bass

Fodera is gearing up for the Winter NAMM show, where they will be presenting the new Monarch-P model. Based on their Monarch four-string bass, the Monarch-P is a Standard model that aims to couple a vintage split-coil sound with Fodera’s playability. The bass will be built with a classic tone-wood combination of an alder body, a maple neck, and an...