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The Anthony Jackson Presentation Contrabass Guitar is the result of Anthony’s original 1987 idea for a new instrument tailored precisely to his needs, and brought to life in collaboration with Fodera.  Anthony decided to discard any and all features not required for his artistic expression when such features could be better realized externally, or were simply deemed superfluous.  This meant, among other things, the elimination of all circuitry, active and passive; retention of a single pickup, voiced by ear alone, and ergonomics suited to Anthony’s playing style and needs.  The extended single cutaway was Vinny’s solution to Anthony’s request for additional neck stiffness without the incorporation of graphite or other stiffening materials that might compromise tone.  The 36-inch scale length was mandatory.

Frankly, none of us expected any interest in the Presentation beyond Anthony’s.  The response shown by the bass community has vindicated Fodera’s commitment to Anthony Jackson’s singular vision.   It has been our great pleasure to be part of this journey.

See the next evolution of the AJ Presentation with our Anthony Jackson Presentation II.


Specs for the Anthony Jackson Presentation include:

Body Wood Options

  • Alder Body (Chambered)
  • Quilted Mahogany Top
  • Solid Top

Neck Options

  • Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 3-pc Maple Neck
  • Blank (Side Dots Only)
  • AJ Signature Set of Strings

Construction Options

  • Neck-Through Construction
  • 36″ Scale Length
  • 6 String Configuration

Electronics Options

  • Passive Instrument
  • AJP Jack Only
  • Specially Designed Humbucking Pickups