This limited-run 35th anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe combines classic Fodera tone and looks paired 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 early days of Fodera guitars, Vinny chose this combination for its broad range of tone; able to capture warms lows and have the articulation needed for bass players stepping out into more solo work at the time. To mimic the look of our original oil-finished instruments we’ve stained the instrument to match the golden hues of a well played oil-finished instrument while still utilizing our satin acrylic finish known for its breathability and durability. Finally, we’ve matched that with our latest preamp and proprietary Fodera / Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups and utilized our Dovetail neck joint found on original Fodera instruments like Victor Wooten’s 87 Monarch.

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Only (35) 35th anniversary Monarch 4 Deluxe basses will be built and are available exclusively through the following dealers:

Specifications

  • Monarch
  • 4-string
  • 34″ scale length
  • 24-frets (large), 19.0 mm string spacing
  • Dovetail
  • Quilted Maple top (solid)
  • Mahogany body
  • Pau Ferro fingerboard, Clay Dot inlays
  • 3-pc Maple neck
  • Fodera / Pope Custom 3-band preamp
  • Monarch control layout
  • Fodera / Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups