Since 1984 Victor has trusted his Fodera basses to express his musical voice and with each new instrument, Victor and Fodera continue to explore new sonic possibilities. For his third signature fretted Yin Yang (the Yin Yang Deluxe Series III), Victor sought to have an instrument that offered a broader and unique range of tones.
Designed in collaboration with Matthew Garrison, with its 30.75” scale length and 16.5mm string spacing, the Mini-MG is our most compact bass guitar and is, in fact, small enough to fit in a regular electric guitar gigbag!
Richard Bona Signature Imperial
The instrument of choice for Musician Extraordinaire, Richard Bona. 34″ scale, 24 frets, Ash body with a non-solid Olive top and EMG pickups. Although Richard runs his passively, our standard model includes our onboard Fodera / Pope Preamp.
Matthew Garrison Signature Imperial
The Matt Garrison Signature model is distinguished by several important features including a 33″ scale, Ash neck, Ebony fingerboard, 26 frets and a finger ramp between the pickups to better facilitate Matt’s style of light-touch multi-finger style playing. The body, made of highly select Walnut, is light and diminutive and provides this bass with an overall warm tone while retaining a pointed clarity to the notes. The shorter scale and quick response makes this bass incredibly effortless to play.
With its 33″ scale and 16.5mm spacing, the Janek Gwizdala Signature Imperial is an ideal instrument for chording, soloing and complex right-hand finger-style techniques.
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.
The Presentation II is our first complete, all-encompassing re-working of the original Presentation since its completion in 1988. It encompasses the many changes made based on Anthony’s No. 10 (1996), including modifications to virtually every aspect of the instrument including, most obviously, the adoption of the “Hybrid” design, but also to the pickups, bridge, nut, wiring, frets, tuning machines, spacing and set-up.
The Lincoln Goines Signature Imperial features a 34″ scale 3-pc. Ash neck with Ebony fingerboard married to a solid Flame Koa body, Ebony fingerboard. Electronics include a single Fodera / Seymour Duncan humbucking pickup and a proprietary Fodera / Pope pre-amp which contains bass, mid and treble cut and boost mini-pots that are accessed by removing the backplate. The only visible control is a volume/push-pull pot which acts as an active passive control.
The Body, made of swamp ash, is capped with hard flame maple, and is combined with a 35″ scale, 24 fret Ebony Fingerboard to generate the warm yet punchy clarity that helps define Tom’s unique sound. Tom’s closely spaced Seymour Duncan dual coil pickups complete the model that proudly bears his name.
The “Labex” Signature Monarch is built around our Monarch 4 Deluxe model. Extremely old Korina for its body wood, an Ebony fingerboard and the unique (for Fodera) combination of an active EMG Neck PUP paired with a passive, lateral humbucking, Lindy Fralin Bridge PUP make for an incredibly rich, articulate tonal palate.
Designed in close consultation with our good friend and renowned bass player, Mike Pope, the Fodera Viceroy is intended to be the most tonally versatile Fodera electric bass guitar ever built. The Viceroy shape draws inspiration from our ever-popular Monarch and Emperor lines and when paired with our proprietary removable fingerboard extension and adjustable bridge pickup, ensures that whatever tone you desire can be easily attained.
Artie Reynolds has become one of the most well known faces in the bass world through his very high profile gig on American Idol. Artie’s Signature instrument was designed to offer maximum tonal flexibility so that it could be used on the wide variety of styles he is called upon to play.
The Victor Wooten ’83 Monarch Classic features our dovetail “heel-less” neck to body construction, 3-piece highly select and aged hard maple neck, old-growth East Indian Rosewood fingerboard, 34″ scale, 24 frets, Mother-of-Pearl dot and tulip inlays, EMG P/J pickups and our proprietary Fodera / Pope internal preamp.
The instrument of choice for our dear friend, Victor Wooten, who redefines the word musician. Regarded as one of the most influential bassists since Jaco Pastorius, Victor is known for his solo recordings and tours as a member of the Grammy-winning super-group, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. He is an innovator on the bass guitar, as well as a talented composer, arranger, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist.
Our most compact instrument, the Tony Grey Signature Monarch is a 33″ scale Monarch 6-string with 17.5mm ridge spacing.
Reggie Young’s Signature instrument was designed from the ground up with an incredible level of involvement and attention to detail on Reggie’s part.
Oteil’s Signature Fodera is a Monarch 6 like no other. With its unique combination of tonewoods, narrow string spacing and 35″ scale length, Oteil’s Signature instrument is every bit as singular as he is!