Every year Fodera takes the opportunity to visit various dealers from our dealer network both domestically and abroad.  This is always a great chance to not only build relationships with our dealers but also to connect with you, our customers and friends.  This year, team members Jordan, Laura, and Phil visited a few of our dealers in Indiana, Chicago, and for the first time ever, attended Sweetwater’s 2017 Gear Fest!

Continue reading below for highlights from our trip, new Standard Specials available exclusively at our dealers, and to see a full gallery of our travels, click here.

Sweetwater & Gear Fest

We’re very honored to be working with Sweetwater and to have them carry both our Standard and Custom line of instruments. They provide some of the best customer service and support in the industry and we couldn’t be happier partnering with them!  This year, Fodera was excited to be part of Gear Fest where we had the opportunity to connect with customers, Sweetwater Sales Engineers, and friends from the industry.  On display, we had a selection of Standard and Custom basses, as well as a showcase  of some of the components and options available on our Custom line of instruments.

VW Tribute Yin Yang Standard Special (available exclusively at Sweetwater) – The Yin Yang Standard Special is built using the same specifications as Victor’s newest signature custom model featuring a semi-hollow, premium Walnut body, Spalted Maple top, and a Red Oak neck capped with an Ebony fingerboard.  Tonally this instrument delivers deep, rich, articulate lows with wonderful presence and piano-like clarity in the upper register. Click here for more info!

Chicago Music Exchange

At this year’s 2017 Winter NAMM we launched our new electric guitar line with our Emperor Classic and Imperial guitar models.  As part of our launch, Chicago Music Exchange became one of the first dealers in the country to carry these new instruments, spec’ing out some truly unique and stunning pieces.  CME and their staff have been incredibly supportive with this launch and we had a great time visiting their beautiful storefront, meeting their staff, and having some authentic Chicago deep dish pizza!

Black Satin Monarch 4 and Emperor 5 Standard Special (available exclusively at CME) – Nicknamed the “Stealth Bass”, these unique instruments feature a Black Satin finish over both the body and the neck.  It also features an Ash body with no grain filler for a raw look and feel.  Paired with our Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils and our 4-band Standard Preamp, these instruments deliver punchy and aggressive lows with a clear and articulate top end. Click here for more info!

Bass Club Chicago

Mark Konzen at Bass Club Chicago is one of our dearest friends and has carried our basses for many years.  Mark’s keen eye and ear has led to some of the most aesthetic and sonically beautiful Custom builds available and his deep knowledge of our instruments as well as his customer service has awarded him the distinction of a Fodera Platinum Dealer.  Mark recently relocated Bass Club Chicago to a new residence offering even more space for his incredible selection of Custom and Standard basses.  We are grateful for his friendship and support and were excited to visit his new store!

 Buckeye Burl Monarch 4 Standard Special (available exclusively at BCC) – This BCC Standard Special features an Ash body, Pau Ferro fingerboard, and Fodera/Duncan dual coils pickups in addition to its wonderful Buckeye Burl top.  Tonally, these instruments are incredibly versatile with a powerful, punchy low end, clear mid, and sweet yet articulate highs.  Click here for more info!