This week we have a great collection of featured top woods available including an extremely rare piece of Chestnut, and a new Imperial Mini-MG available for immediate delivery!  Also be sure to regularly check our Instagram and Facebook for more exciting news and special promotions this week. We have a couple more surprises for you including a very special Monarch so stay tuned!


In the early days of Fodera Guitars, Chestnut was one of our most popular and most requested topwoods. Unfortunately, this material has nearly gone extinct and is extremely rare to find. Recently, while organizing our topwood inventory, we came across two pieces large enough to yield two solid tops! These pieces are also available in non-solid tops for basses and as solid tops for electric guitars.

Chilean Laurel Burl

While this topwood has been used before on Custom builds, it has been quite sometime since we have had any more material available in our inventory. Fortunately, we recently acquired a very small batch of Chilean Laurel Burl available for both solid and non-solid tops on Custom basses and guitars. Chilean Laurel Burl is noted for its unique color and intricate and large burl figure.

Spalted Birdseye Maple

Spalted Maple is one of our most popular topwoods noted for its unique streaking and striking visual contrast. Every once-in-a-while we come across a truly special top like Spalted Maple. While you will occasionally see additional figuring in Spalted Maple, it is rare to also see this much intense birdseye figure throughout. We only have two available Spalted Birdseye Maple tops so act fast!

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Masterbuilt – “Woodblock”

Masterbuilt “Woodblock” – The image that Vinny chose to draw on this instrument was adapted from a photograph taken by Vadim of a Ukrainian Church in his hometown of Kiev. Vadim visits Ukraine often and the area surrounding the church adapted in the drawing is where he was born and raised. To create this image, a solid Holly top was chosen for its tight grain that would allow Vinny to draw with great detail various shades and textures using Prisma colored pencils. Considered by fine artists to be the best colored pencils available, these Prisma pencils allowed Vinny to replicate various color tones found in both Vadim’s original image as well as those found in Toshi Yoshida’s prints.

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Imperial Mini-MG

Designed in collaboration with Fodera artist and good friend, Matthew Garrison, the Mini-MG marks the next innovative chapter in bass guitar design. With the recent change in instrument travel regulations, there has been an increasing need for a bass guitar that combines portability without sacrificing tone or playability. With these needs in mind, Fodera and Matt collaboratively set out to design an instrument that could fit in any typical airplane overhead storage bin. 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!

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