I am in NO hurry to move this bass... that said I have found I perfer the PJ setup on a monarch so if there is anyone in Talkbass land that has a PJ monarch or dual coil monarch (emporers are OK too
I'd love to talk about a swap.
I might consider a trade plus cash (about $1500) for a yin yang standard
STR basses, Sugi basses, and some R-basses are of interest too....but mostly would like another fodera.
Cash price $5800
if you have a monarch or emporer that is more valuable than mine I do not have cash to add to the deal but I do have this bass which was built to same measurments and my favorite PJ monarch. http://www.drakecustombass.com/cassiopeia-072211
here is a link to original sellers thread FS: 1985 FODERA MONARCH DELUXE 4 STRING
The specs are as follows:
*3 piece maple neck with ebony fretboard
*dovetail neck joint
*swamp ash body
*spalted beachwood top
The preamp has been recently upgraded at the Fodera factory with a Fodera/Pope custom preamp (volume, bass, treble, passive tone, mid w/mid switch, pan, active passive switch).
The bass plays and sounds like a dream, I have taken very good care of it over the years. Brand new, a this bass would cost over $7350.00, (and that is without the custom circuit) and wait time is over a year. Besides that, you don't see many vintage Fodera's around. Asking price is $5800.00