2015 Quilted Maple Monarch 5 Deluxe
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This may very well be our first time bringing a “Lefty” bass to a NAMM Show and this wonderful Monarch 5 Deluxe has quite a cool story behind it! As many of you know, in 2014 we undertook a major clean-up, organization and expansion of our shop. As part of this process, we came across some woods that Joey and Vinny hadn’t seen in many, many years. The body and top for this Monarch was found high up on a shelf – having been glued up at least 15 years ago (based on the newspaper from 1998 that was laying on top of it).
So, here is the chance for a Fodera-loving lefty to get an instrument made from stunning Honduran Mahogany and Quilted Maple that have been “seasoned” for a long, long time without the typical 11-12 month wait for a new Custom build. We rounded out the wood selection with a 5-piece Maple neck featuring both a Flame Maple center and Bubinga stringers and a Macassar Ebony fingerboard.
This wood combination is one of the most “neutral” with which we build and allows the player a really broad range of possible tones when married to a set of our Dual Coil Pickups and Custom Shop Preamp.
Specs for the Quilted Maple Monarch 5 Deluxe:
- Monarch (lefty)
- Honduran Mahogany Body
- No Tone Block
- Quilted Maple Top (solid)
- 5-pc Maple w/ Bubinga Stringers
- Macassar Ebony Fingerboard
- Mother Of Pearl Dot Inlays w/ Tulips at 12th and 24th frets
- 34″ Scale Length
- 5 String Configuration (19.0mm Spacing)
- 24 Frets (large)
- Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
- Fodera Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
- Monarch Control Layout