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Fodera Introduces Emperor II Hybrid and Tony Grey Signature Monarch Basses
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Fodera Introduces Emperor II Hybrid and Tony Grey Signature Monarch Basses

Fodera has announced two new basses with the Emperor II Hybrid and the Tony Grey Signature Monarch. Both instruments are handmade in their custom shop and are expansions on their flagship models. The Emperor II Hybrid takes their classic Emperor singlecut and introduces the Hybrid chambered body design. Fodera says the bass shares the complex internal structure and other design...

Fodera Unveils Lacewood Emperor 5 Deluxe Select
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Fodera Unveils Lacewood Emperor 5 Deluxe Select

Fodera has announced the latest in their Select Series of instruments with the Lacewood Emperor 5 Deluxe Select. Similar to their Standard Series, the Select Series instruments are built in small batches of custom shop instruments with limited options to reduce on wait time and cost. As its name implies, the Lacewood Emperor 5 Deluxe Select will be a five-string...

Bass of the Week: Fodera Flame Koa Monarch 4 Elite “#4000”
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Bass of the Week: Fodera Flame Koa Monarch 4 Elite “#4000”

It’s always good to look back at your work when you hit a milestone, but Fodera does it with style. They recently completed a special Flame Koa Monarch 4 Elite that they’ve dubbed Fodera #4,000, and it’s a beauty. “Our Monarch design was our very first bass design and the second instrument that we ever built was a Monarch Bass...

Fodera Introduces Monarch 4 and Emperor 5 Standard Classic Basses
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Fodera Introduces Monarch 4 and Emperor 5 Standard Classic Basses

Fodera went old school at NAMM this year by introducing the Standard Classics line, including the Monarch 4 and Emperor 5 Standard Classics. The new models retain the qualities of Fodera’s Standard series models while taking on a classic aesthetic. “All our tone woods and everything are from the same Brooklyn shop [and are] the same tone woods we use...

Fodera Adds New Models to Standard Series
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Fodera Adds New Models to Standard Series

Fodera is ramping up their Standard series with two new additions, two new combinations of existing models, and the return of two artist standard models. As part of the Standard series, all of the basses are built in small batches with a single configuration with no options to keep wait time and prices down. First up is the Yin Yang...

Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Bow Bass Prototype
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Fodera Unveils Victor Wooten Bow Bass Prototype

Victor Wooten is all about stretching boundaries, but most recently he’s teamed up with Fodera to create a radical new bass design. They’ve just announced the first prototype of their collaboration, which they’re calling the Bow Bass.

Fodera Introduces Victor Wooten Fretless Bass; A Tribute to Joe Compito
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Fodera Introduces Victor Wooten Fretless Bass; A Tribute to Joe Compito

Fodera is honoring one of their friends with a bass they’re calling the Victor Wooten Fretless; A Tribute to Joe Compito. The bass is a nearly identical replica of the five-string fretless bass that the late Joe Compito built for Victor Wooten, who famously used it on the Grammy-winning Flecktones album Flight of the Cosmic Hippo. “Those of you that...

Fodera Unveils Anthony Jackson Presentation II Bass
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Fodera Unveils Anthony Jackson Presentation II Bass

Last year, Fodera teased the public with pictures of an interesting prototype hybrid bass they were developing. The company has now unveiled the result: the Fodera Anthony Jackson Presentation II Bass. Building on the AJ Presentation body shape, the next generation of the bassist’s signature series has a completely hollow acoustic body that’s built with construction techniques used for both...

Fodera Announces Monarch 4 Fretless Standard Bass
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Fodera Announces Monarch 4 Fretless Standard Bass

Fodera has once again added to their Standard line of basses with the Monarch 4 Fretless Standard. Initially limited to 15 pieces, the new model is the first fretless in the series, which offers batches of basses built in a single configuration with no options to keep wait time and prices to a minimum. The new bass features a walnut...

Fodera Introduces Monarch 4 Standard Bass Guitar
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Fodera Introduces Monarch 4 Standard Bass Guitar

Fodera is finishing out their Standard series of basses with the Monarch 4 Standard. Similar to the Matt Garrison, Emperor 5, and Yin Yang Standard basses, the new model is built in batch and offered in a single configuration with no options in order to keep the price and wait time down. The Monarch 4 Standard is built with a...

Bass of the Week: Fodera Buckeye Burl Yin Yang Imperial 6 Elite
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Bass of the Week: Fodera Buckeye Burl Yin Yang Imperial 6 Elite

I get to check out tons of basses every day, but when Anthony Wellington posted the details of his new Fodera my jaw hit the floor. The latest in the renowned bass educator’s collection is a Buckeye Burl Yin Yang Imperial 6 Elite from the New York boutique shop, who stated it’s the “most complex Yin Yang we have ever...

Fodera Announces Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial Model Bass
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Fodera Announces Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial Model Bass

Fodera is now offering a Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial model, based on Gwizdala’s own bass. Hand-built in Fodera’s New York shop, the 5-string bass sports a 33? scale and comes tuned E to C. The instrument has a walnut body with an alder tone block and a stunning non-solid Buckeye Burl top. The 3-piece ash neck is paired with an...