SOLD Fodera Walnut Burl Monarch 6 Elite

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Sithian, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. Sithian

    Sithian Operator! Give me the number for 9-1-1! Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2008
    New Jersey
    New Jersey
    United States
    Hey Talkbass,

    I am moving along my recently acquired Fodera Monarch 6 Elite. This bass is a work of art. It was built for my friend docbass1218, it is four years old, and I am the second owner. The attention to detail is as good as it gets. The bass plays and sounds amazing, with a little extra oomph and air from the chambered walnut. This one can thump and it can growl. It has not been gigged and it has been well cared for.

    The bass is in excellent condition. There are a lot of detailed pictures taken in full sunlight.

    Here is the link from the Fodera newborn gallery:
    Walnut Burl Monarch 6 Elite - Fodera

    Description from Fodera Webpage:
    This Monarch 6 Elite was built for a customer here in the US, and features a chambered Walnut body, Alder tone block, Red Oak neck, and Ebony fingerboard. This wood combination gives the bass a warm yet articulate tone, with a big, open low end, a dark and punchy low-mid growl, and clear bell-like highs.

    This bass also features a gorgeous Walnut Burl solid top, complete with matching wooden pickup covers and accented with gold hardware!

    Specs for Walnut Burl Monarch 6 Elite

    Body Woods
    • Monarch
    • Walnut Body
    • Alder Tone Block
    • Walnut Burl Topwood (solid)

    Neck Woods
    • Ebony Fingerboard
    • 3-pc. Red Oak Neck
    • Abalone Dot Inlays

    Construction Specs
    • Birth Date - June 2016
    • Neck-through Construction
    • 34" Scale Length
    • 6 String Configuration (17.5mm Spacing)
    • 24 Frets (large frets)

    Electronics Options
    • Fodera / Pope 3-Band Custom Preamp
    • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
    • Monarch Control Layout

    •@11 pounds

    Pricetag is $9,500 - will need to work out shipping, and local sale preferred. Includes Fodera hardshell case.

    Thanks for looking!


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    Last edited: Nov 5, 2020
  2. jaysbassspace

    jaysbassspace Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2010
    Hoboken, NJ
    Beautiful bass and great seller! Good luck with the sale!
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  3. Symphony2040

    Symphony2040 See you later darling... Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    That Monarch is just perfection. GLWTS, I'm sure the new owner will be very happy. :)
  4. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    New York
    That’s gourdgeous!
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  5. Docbass1218

    Docbass1218 Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    southern New Jersey
    Hi. I'm actually the original owner of this bass. As such, I'd just like to add my two cents. This bass is Fodera perfection in every way!! The only reason that I decided to move this bass was because I wanted to move to a six string Fodera with slightly tighter spacing, 16.5mm. In fact, the bass that Fodera is now in the process of building for me will be just that, another six string. Furthermore, and to illustrate how much I love the incredible tone produced by this Monarch, I am using exactly the same tone woods on the new build. The chambered walnut wings, alder tone block, red oak neck, and ebony board is a magical combo. The only differences between this Monarch and my future Fodera will be an olive top wood and the slightly narrower spacing. Otherwise, my aim is to replicate the sound and make the new build sound just like this Monarch. I hope I don't sound too over the top when I say this, but whoever winds up with this bass is going to be very happy.

    Lastly, Sithian is an awesome guy and an awesome TB'er, as well.
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  6. jgolfer


    Sep 21, 2006
    New Jersey
    I met Doc while we lived in Pennsauken..He let me play this beauty..I bought a cab that he had at that time. This bass plays like butter! GLWTS
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  7. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
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  8. I know it's been a few months.. I am curious is this still available?
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  9. Sithian

    Sithian Operator! Give me the number for 9-1-1! Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2008
    New Jersey
    Still available-!
  10. Juankmonts

    Juankmonts Commercial User

    Feb 25, 2021
  11. Ed Maguire

    Ed Maguire Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2021
    I may be interested - I live in Northern NJ
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