Visit This Page Often for the Latest “Goings On” related to all things Fodera!
Over the years, an amazing community has developed around our instruments and the people that play them. This is where we plan to keep everyone as up to date as possible about where you can see Fodera Players in action, opportunities to attend Fodera events, etc...
New Fodera Models
Check out our new Fodera Standard Models:
Matt Garrison Standard - New Specs
Emperor 5 Standard Fretless
The Luthiers of Sunset Park
Earlier in the year we were visited and interviewed by Brooklyn Borough president, Marty Markowitz! And now there is an article in the Brooklyn paper talking all about the Luthiers of Sunset Park! You can read the full article here!
Labex Front Page news!
Check out Fodera Artist, Michel 'Labex' Labaki, with his Buckeye Burl Monarch on the cover of Bass Musician Magazine! You can read his full interview on their website here!
Recently we had a special order placed for a new custom bass. We were contacted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to build a bass for a very special young man, Tyler. A student of Fodera Artist, Anthony Wellington, Tyler's dream is to have a custom Fodera bass. He and his family drove up from Maryland to come to our humble wood shop to place the order.
Take a look at how Tyler's visit was in our Facebook Album.
The Monarch 5-String that survived Hurricane Sandy
Long time Fodera owner, Frank Calderaro, brought in his original 1987 Monarch 5 Elite. This bass was caught in the middle of Hurricane Sandy, and miraculously came out whole. But not unscathed, as it needs over $4000 worth of repairs. Check some pictures of Frank's bass in it's current condition here!
Fodera is coordinating a fundraiser for the restoration of this amazing instrument. Fodera is going to match every $1 that is donated, so we need to raise $2134! We set up a campaign on IndieGoGo help raise money! If we do not hit our goal amount, all of the donations raised will be refunded.
All proceeds will go directly into the restorations of Frank's Monarch 5-String. We have the fundraiser going until Wednesday, July 31st. No donation is too small, and every dollar is appreciated! Head on over to our campaign page and check it out! Let's rally together to help this unsinkable Monarch 5 get back in fighting condition!
In-depth Interview with Fodera and Jeff Binkley, Part Three
Guitar and Bass enthusiast and blogger, Jeff Binkley, recently interviewed Jason DeSalvo about all things Fodera. This three part interview concludes with a breakdown about the balance of pricing and costs, an explanation of how much work goes into building a Fodera, and some heartfelt advice for aspiring musicians!
Read part 3 of the Fodera Interview here! Catch up with part 1 of the Fodera Interview here, and part 2here!
Stellar Monarch 4 Standard Review
Bass Player Magazine's June Issue hot off the presses has between it's pages a shining review of our youngest member of the Fodera Standard line, the Monarch 4 Standard.
Just a taste, "... if you're content with the wood selections (specifically chosen for their time-tested performance and compatibility), you can comfort yourself knowing that this instrument is on par with custom Monarchs... There are no bad notes to be found on this bass (unless you play one)." -Pages 52-53
Be sure to grab your copy of June's Bass Player Magazine, or check out the article here!
Fodera's 30th Anniversary!
This year marks Fodera's 30th Anniversary on March 14th! A very exciting milestone for us.