Are you contemplating an upgrade to your bass, whether it be a standard or custom build? We here at Fodera Guitars and the editors of Bass Player Magazine in conjunction with New Bay Media have collaborated on a special digital issue addressing this topic in great detail. Bass Aficionado features articles and bonus video footage on topics such as building a custom bass, choosing a custom builder, tone woods, scale length, active vs. passive pickups on board preamps, proper set-up – from bridge to truss rod and nut – plus string installation and adjustment, care and maintenance and more! In addition the issue features lessons from Fodera Artists Anthony Jackson, Lincoln Goines, Janek Gwizdala, Bryant Siono, and Victor Wooten!

In celebration of Bass Aficionado, we will also be conducting a special giveaway for your chance to win this Monarch Std. Limited in Aged Cherry Burst! To enter to win sign up today to our Club Fodera by clicking here (all existing club Fodera members are automatically entered to win. If you would like to be removed please email


  • Ash Body
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Aged Cherry Burst Finish
  • Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Mother of Pearl Dot Inlays
  • 4 – String, 24 Frets, 34″ Scale
  • Fodera / Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
  • Fodera / Pope Standard 3-Band Preamp