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Looking at this gem of a Monarch the first thing our eyes are drawn to is its gorgeous solid Amboyna Burl top. We have only had the pleasure of working with this material several times over the past 30 years, and this piece has a grain pattern so intense it is reminiscent of the sand storms on the surface of Jupiter. An old-growth Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard rests atop a 5-piece Maple neck with Bubinga stringers and a Flame Maple core. This bass’s Ash body, Alder Tone Block, and Thru-Neck construction provides wonderfully balanced tone. As with all of our instruments (but even more so NAMM basses), this instrument combines exceptional playability and pro-player reliability with gorgeous tone and aesthetics.


Specs for the Amboyna Burl Monarch 4 Elite include:

Body Woods

  • Ash Body
  • Alder Tone Block
  • Amboyna Burl Topwood (Solid)

Neck Woods

  • Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 5-pc Maple Neck with Bubinga Stringers
  • Mother-of-Pearl Dots with Tulips on 12th and 24th Fret

Construction Specs

  • Birth Date – January 2014
  • Neck-Through Construction
  • 34″ Scale Length
  • 4 String Configuration (19.0mm Spacing)
  • 24 Frets (Large)

Electronics Options

  • Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
  • Monarch Layout
  • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups