Announcing Our Q3 Standards and Three New Models! We have exciting things planned for the third quarter of 2015 with two new versions of our Select line of basses, a brand new and exciting combination of our Emperor Standard Special, and our next run of Monarch and Emperor Standard Classics!
First we would like to introduce two brand new Select instruments. For Q3 we have both a Monarch 4 Deluxe and the return of our Imperial 5 Select in a brand new wood combination that’s sure to throw something interesting into the mix. Many of you have requested that we offer a Monarch Deluxe as a Select instrument and we certainly heard you!

Monarch 4 Deluxe Select ($6,850)

  • Mahogany Body w/ Dovetail Neck Joint
  • 3-pc Maple Neck / Indian Rosewood Fingerboard w/ Mother of Pearl Dot Inlays
  • Premium Redwood Top
  • Choice of EMG P/J, Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil, or Aguilar DCB Pickups
  • Gold Hardware
  • Dovetail Neck Joint
  • 34″ Scale, 24 Large Frets, 19.0 mm String Spacing

The Monarch 4 Select features a Mahogany body, a premium Redwood top, and an Indian Rosewood Fingerboard with a Dovetail (Deluxe) neck joint. In addition, we are offering this bass with the option of EMG P/J pickups, our proprietary Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil pickups, or Aguilar DCB pickups. Not only will this bass be stunning visually but tonally flexible as well.

Imperial 5 Select ($8,950)

  • Roasted Ash Body
  • Alder Tone Block
  • 3-pc Maple Neck / Indian Rosewood Fingerboard w/ Mother of Pearl Dot Inlays
  • Redwood Top
  • Choice of Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil or Aguilar DCB Pickups
  • Gold Hardware
  • 34″ Scale, 24 Large Frets, 19.0 mm String Spacing
  • Neck-Through Construction

Our Imperial 5 Select shares some of the features of its sister Monarch Select including a premium Redwood top (non-solid), and an Indian Rosewood fingerboard, but for the first time ever in a Fodera will have a Roasted Ash body paired with a Alder tone block! We expect the roasted Ash to have a slightly brighter and more percussive tone than Swamp Ash, but with a quicker, more lively response. We’re really excited to hear this combo!

The Emperor 5 Standard Special ($6,250)

  • Korina Body
  • 1-pc Quartersawn Maple Neck/ Maple Fingerboard with Ebony Dot Inlays
  • Premium Redwood Top
  • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
  • Black Hardware
  • 34″ Scale, 24 Large Frets, 19.0 mm String Spacing
  • Bolt-On Construction

We also are excited to announce a completely new iteration of our Emperor Standard Special. These basses utilize unique wood combinations for our Standard instruments that offer both visual and tonal options not normally available in the Standard line. This Emperor 5 Standard Special will feature a Korina body, premium Redwood top, and a Maple neck with a Birdseye Maple fingerboard along with our Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils.

Last, but certainly not least, we have our next run of our new Monarch and Emperor Standard Classics! These basses feature the very best of our 32 years of building experience in an instrument that blends the tone, playability, and pro-player reliability bass players have come to expect from Fodera with a more traditional, “classic” look that will be at home in any playing situation. Click here to find out more about our Standard Classics!

This run of Standards will be built in small batches that will sell out quickly! Below is our complete list of Standard offerings for Q3. They will ship between July and October of 2015 and you can place your order here through our e-store.

Q3 Standards

Yin Yang Standard 4 Series II
Yin Yang Standard 5
Tom Kennedy Standard
Monarch 4 Standard Fretless
Monarch 4 Standard Classic
Emperor 5 Standard Classic
Emperor 5 Standard Special
Imperial 5 Select

Monarch 4 Select