This option offers a very quick and direct response while also allowing for the full character of the body wood to shine through. (Not available on Emperor II, Imperial, Imperial MG, Imperial II, or AJ Presentation Body shapes)
Our Deluxe (dovetail) option shares the same quick and direct response of a bolt-on but also allows for uninhibited access to the upper register. (Not available on Emperor II, Imperial, Imperial MG, Imperial II, AJ Presentation Body shapes, or 6 string models)
Our Elite (neck-through) option has a very immediate response, easy access to the upper frets, but also allows you to further sculpt your desired tone by utilizing various heel block and body wood combinations.
Our Custom basses are available in any style pickup configuration featuring proprietary pickups from Seymour Duncan, EMG, and Lindy Fralin, as well as a variety of other pickups from Aguilar and Nordstrand. All of our basses come standard with Passive electronics with the option of upgrading to our custom Pope/Fodera 3-Band Preamp in our Monarch or Emperor Control layout. Click below to learn more about our proprietary pickups and our custom Fodera / Pope Preamp.
Every Fodera is crafted using the finest tone woods available from our vast wood library. In addition to classic body woods such as Alder, Ash, and Walnut, exotic hardwoods such as Korina, Mahogany, and Black Limba are also available. Our guitars can be topped with beautifully figured exotic wood (view some examples by visiting our topwood gallery) or in classic retro colors such as those from our Standard Classic series.