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For Sale/Trade Fodera Monarch Deluxe Highly Figured Olive wood 5 string

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by scubaduba, Apr 3, 2021.


  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Price:
    $8000
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Michigan
    Country:
    United States
    I recently purchased this Fodera brand new in 2020 and it is simply stunning. The hype is real.

    Features include a solid Olive top, Mahogany Body, Pau Ferro fingerboard, 34" Scale, 24 frets, 17.5 mm spacing, Black Hardware, and 3-piece Maple neck. It is in like new condition as is the sweet Fodera hard shell case.

    So why am I selling? To be honest, I’m not sure I want to so I guess this is one of those “feeler” ads. It’s just that I’m having difficulty justifying it. As silly as it sounds I’m not playing enough right now to have such an instrument as this and when I do gig I’m afraid to play it for fear of scratching/denting it or otherwise damaging it. So I play it at home where it is safe from anything that would harm it. If money were no object I would for sure keep it and it would sit in my home and I’d enjoy it that way. But that’s just silly. That’s why I am considering selling/trading to downscale.

    It plays and sounds fantastic like a Fodera Deluxe should. The custom Pope preamp is killer. Matched to the Fodera Duncan dual coils with dual/single coil tap this is easily one of my favorite electronics packages.

    Woodwork is impeccable and the dovetail joint still has me in awe. Fodera’s really are something.

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    Here’s the Fodera Newborn page for this bass: 2020 Anniversary Monarch 5 Deluxe

    Selling for $8500 $8000 + shipping.
    As for trades I am only looking to entertain offers that have cash coming my way and only interested in 5 string basses in excellent condition. Something like a Fodera Standard or Special, Ken Smith Black Tiger, pre-Gibson Tobias or FBass Deluxe would definitely get my attention. Maybe a real nice Roscoe or Devon. Other 5 string basses that net me cash could be of interest.

    Thanks for looking!
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2021 at 7:03 PM
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  2. gwangi

    gwangi

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    WOW!!!! That's all I got to say, that is simply STUNNING!!!!
     
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  3. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    I know how you feel. I went through the same exact thing a decade ago, but I just picked up an Imperial Elite II a couple of weeks ago (See my avatar). You'll probably regret selling/trading this beauty, as I did.

     
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  4. bbh

    bbh Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Magazine worthy. Glwts.
     
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  5. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    You have the nicest basses scuba.
     
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  6. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
    I might have an offer for you... I'll PM you tomorrow.
     
  7. Kevin McKee

    Kevin McKee Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2001
    Rochester, NY
    What is the nut dimension on this beauty?
     
  8. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I believe it is 1 7/8”
     
  9. kraigg007

    kraigg007

    Jul 29, 2003
    Gainesville, FL
    Nice bass!
     
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  10. Woah, can't believe you are selling this! Good luck, hope you don't regret it! :)
     
  11. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I will regret and miss it for sure. I just don’t think I can justify keeping it right now. The thing is spotless and I’m nervous playing it out for fear of damaging it.
     
  12. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
    You're making this difficult...
     
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  13. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Hard? I just lowered the price. :D
     
  14. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
    ... I know ....
     
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  15. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    So if I lowered the price to $8075 does it make it more difficult? :D
     
  16. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
    (...yes!...)
     
  17. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
    Please please please - SOMEBODY!! BUY THIS BASS!!!!
     
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  18. If I hadn’t just bought a 4 string version of this and didn’t live on the wrong continent, this would be mine already.
     
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  19. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Last edited: May 3, 2021 at 7:04 PM
  20. JuanG

    JuanG Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Brooklyn
    What’s the weight?
     
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