FS; Fodera Monarch 5 (one of the Historic Trio)
Here is one of the 3 basses Fodera build in 2012 with the same woods and a special 100 year figure Brazilian rosewood fret board. This basses were specially built in order to compare the sound between a Bolt on, Deluxe and the Elite series. Matt Garrison made several audio clips of each bass in different playing styles. They all sound stunning, but the Bolt in my opinion has the punch. This bass will always be a part of Fodera history; I am including a sign-in preamp plate with Vinny, Joey and Jason signature (not install). This bass plays like butter and sounds stunning like a Fodera bass has always sounded and are well known for. This bass has being babied, has only being played at my church and has being well taken care off. There are just 4 small light dings that are hard to capture in a picture, and it had a small chip witch was repair and its not noticeable. I hate to do this because this bass in amazing, in looks, playability, and in sound. its weight at about 9 Lbs 10oz. which is lighter than most Fodera basses. This bass will always be part of Fodera history.
I am in the military and I have less than 3 years before I put my uniform away and retired from the U.S. Army. During my last 3 years remaining on service, I need to start getting ready to do the transition to become a civilian, in order to do this I need to get my finances straight. Unfortunately I have to sale some items in order to get myself ready to do this change in my life. Sadly to say, this amazing Fodera is one of them items. As much I as I hate to sale this bass, and believe me I keep going back and forward about selling this amazing bass, but I need to get ready. A lucky player now has the opportunity to own an incredible instrument, own a part of Fodera History, way cheaper and without the long wait.
Birth; July 2012
Body Wood; Mahogany
Top Wood; 5A Quilted Maple
Fingerboard; 100Year Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Wood; 3-Pc Hard rock maple
String spacing; 19mm
FB inlets; Mother-of-Pearl Dots
Pickups; Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils
Preamp; Fodera / Pope Custom Shop, 3- Band
Comes in the original Fodera case.
Here is the link for the sounds:
Here is the New born page pictures:
Here is the Pictures of the building process (Facebook)
Asking $7,700 Shipped in the U.S.
Method of payment; Bank Wired, Money Orders
Feel free to ask any questions and thanks for looking.
Man, if that's not "gear porn", I don't know what is... Wow.
Somebody buy this bass! If I didn't have Kenneth Lawrence on order this would be mine .From his posts Otto seems like a wonderful guy. This is a win win situation for buyer and seller.
Hey, sell that bass for a couple of months, and I'll buy it! :)
In my opinion this bass was the best among these trio, and it's pitty not mine now! :)
What a beauty and a real piece of history! I remember listening to the clips and preferring this one myself! I wish I could afford it but I have an Emperor Standard 5 Special on the way and I just got an Emperor Standard 5 about a month ago!! Good luck with the sale and THANK YOU for your service! God Bless you and yours and keep you safe!
I really appreciate your support.
I love this bass all of a sudden, and in a week I'm leaving for a deployment...
Thank you! I'm really looking forward to it! I'm in the AF band and we will play for the troops all over "over there".
The bad part is that I've got the Fodera GAS recently and I can't act on it. Don't want to spend money now on something I won't see for a few months....
Thanks for your service too! Sounds like you've really done your time. Congratulations on your coming retirement.
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