Up for sale is this wonderful Fodera Monarch Elite 4. Very rare Elite model (top of the line) and especially in 4 string version. Bass is absolute beauty, plays and sounds fantastic as you would expect from Elite Fodera.
- Mahogany body
- Alder tone block
- Curly walnut top - nearly magical pattern to look at
- Ebony fingerboard
- Abalone blocks/inlays
- Duncan Dual Coils
- Pope Electronics
- Comes from "golden" era of Fodera, when everything was done exclusively by Vinny
Bass is in perfect condition, everything is original.
Shipped from Czech Republic and shipping is included in the price, UK buyers please PM me and we manage postBrexit conditions somehow.
6350€ or whatever equivalent in GBP.
Important note: Buyer‘s from within UK should be aware that for imports from EU to UK since Jan 1st the UK VAT will be applicable. This VAT has to be paid by the UK buyer once the goods are crossing the borders.
Selling my 90s Fodera Imperial 6 - which has the nicest body and neck shape - and the deepest and most crisp sound of any Fodera I owned (and I had some ...).
Mahogany body (up to 2000 or so Vinnie used frequently Honduran Mahogany, a wood that is used in Acoustic Guitars and is well known for its extraordinarily tonal capabilities.
36" Neck with a Rosewood Board (looks like Kingwood or Amazon, close to Brazilian) and 28 frets
19mm at Bridge
Fodera Teardrop Case
The neck is asymmetrically shaped (like the older Tobias basses) which feels great ! The body is nicely shaped (like all of the 90s Imperials) and thinner than usual.
The action is VERY low and allows neckbreaking fast licks (if they are in the fingers). Frets are top, everything works fine.
NEW PRICE £5999
A Fodera Monarch Deluxe made in October 2014, in stunning condition with deluxe case.
Featuring the same tone wood and pickup combination as the Victor Wooten Classic: A Mahogany body, Indian Rosewood fingerboard, and EMG P/J’s. "This bass delivers a rich, articulate tone with deep, warm lows, clear, bell-like highs, and an overall modern vibe".
This bass also features a dark Buckeye Burl top with lost of dark, intricate figure, as well as tulip inlays at the 12th and 24th frets!
• Mahogany Body
• No Tone Block
• Buckeye Burl Top (Solid)
• Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
• 3-pc. Hard Rock Maple
• Mother-of-Pearl Dot Inlays w/ Tulips on 12th and 24th frets
• Birth Date - October 2014
• Dovetail Construction
• 34" Scale Length
• 4 String Configuration (19.0mm Spacing)
• 24 Frets (Large)
• Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
• EMG P / J Pickups
• Monarch Control Layout
Fodera Imperial 5 from 2004 in like new condition. The shown pictures are from March 21 and not optimized in any way.
Super rare Brazilian Tulipwood Full Top and Board (this has been a 3000 USD upgrade and is currently not offered anymore by Fodera. Brazilian Tulipwood is a Dalbergia species and should not be mistaken for North American Tulipwood which is a common light wood used for bodies. 35" scale, 22 frets and 19mm spacing at bridge. 5pc Maple Neck.
The Tulipwood is attractively contrasted by Purpleheart pickup covers and dots. The body is made of Ash.
Pickups are Aero Dual Coils, preamp is the famous Pope.
The bass has been well cared for and condition is like new. Truss rod, electronics, hardware - everything works as expected. OHSC included.
Asking 6800 EUR (about 6000 GBP) plus shipping from Duesseldorf/Germany. No trades !
Update by Jan 1st: Buyer‘s from within UK should be aware that for imports from EU to UK since Jan 1st the UK VAT will be applicable. This VAT has to be paid by the UK buyer once the goods are crossing the borders. Note: As a private seller in EU I can not reduce the price for second hand goods as VAT has never been included in the price.
This is the original Matt Garrison Signature 5 model in top condition !
Amazing Chestnut Burl Top
5pc Ash Neck, 33"
Chestnut Tone Block
Chestnut Ramp (curved)
Newer (post 2009) Pope preamp with all the jumpers
Aguilar DCB5 pickups (original Seymour Duncan Duals shown in the pics will come with the bass !)
Weight 4.9 kg
Original Fodera HC
Everything works fine, technically and aesthetically top ! The Aguilars provide a more aggressive timbre compared to the Duncans. I personally like that Aguilar sound - consider Janek Gwizdalas Fodera which is also a 33" with Aguilars.
The Aguilars are not splittable so the Single/Parallel Switch is now a kill switch. The other switches are active/passive and a frequency selector for the EQ.
Asking 7900 EUR (approx. 7100 GBP today) plus shipping from Duesseldorf/Germany.