On occasion something new comes along that truly alters the game. We believe the release of the Tom Kennedy Emperor II Standard (TKS) is just such an occasion. Single Cut style and Bolt-On tone. This bass was designed in close consultation with our dear friend and Fodera Endorsing Artist, Tom Kennedy. The TKS sports a 5A Flame Maple top on a Single-Cut Ash body. The neck is crafted from 3-pc piece of quartersawn Hard Rock Maple and the fingerboard is Ebony.


The combination of black hardware, hidden pole pieces on the pickups and an Ebony Fingerboard provide a sleek, clean look to this beautiful instrument. Aside from the obvious difference of utilizing Bolt-On construction, another variation from Tom’s original signature bass is the use of more traditional 70’s pickup spacing for some added tonal flexibility. We believe the result of this project is a bass that combines the functionality and affordability of our standard instruments with the highly sought after aesthetics of our Single-Cut custom models.


Place a deposit on a Tom Kennedy Standard in our eStore here! 


Tom Kennedy Standard Specifications:

Body Wood Options

  • Ash Body
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Solid Top

Neck Options

  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 3-pc Hard Rock Maple Neck
  • Mother-of-Pearl Dot Inlays
  • 45125 Stainless Steel Strings

Construction Options

  • Bolt-On Construction
  • 34″ Scale
  • 5 String Configuration

Electronics Options

  • Fodera / Pope Standard 3-Band Preamp
  • Fodera Standard Layout
  • Fodera Dual Coil Pickups

NOTE: Hardware color can be upgraded to Gold for a $150 fee.