The Monarch uses a proprietary Fodera/Seymour Duncan Dual-Coil pickups and Dovetail neck joint.

35th Anniversary Monarch Deluxe

Brooklyn, NY (January 18, 2018) -- Fodera Guitar Partners, LLC, world-class custom guitar makers, is proud to announce the 35th Anniversary Monarch Deluxe: A celebration of over 35 years of hand-crafting some of the finest instruments electric basses and guitars and honoring past and present Fodera designs.

This limited-run 35th anniversary Monarch Deluxe combines classic Fodera tone and looks paired with modern electronics and playability. For this bass we’ve adopted an early Fodera wood combination of a Mahogany body, Quilted Maple top, and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. In the early days of Fodera guitars, Vinny chose this combination for its broad range of tone; able to capture warms lows and have the articulation needed for bass players stepping out into more solo work at the time. To mimic the look of our original oil-finished instruments we’ve stained the instrument to match the golden hues of a well played oil-finished instrument while still utilizing our satin acrylic finish known for its breathability and durability. Finally, we’ve matched that with our latest preamp and proprietary Fodera / Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups and utilized our Dovetail neck joint found on original Fodera instruments like Victor Wooten’s '87 Monarch.

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