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SOLD FS/FT: Fodera Matt Garrison Signature - Horse Chestnut

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by mgrier1, Dec 1, 2013.

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  1. mgrier1

    mgrier1 Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Santa Fe, NM
    For sale or trade is my Near Mint Fodera Matt Garrison Signature model. I purchased this new from Glenn at Austin Bass Traders earlier this year and it is a 2013 build - I am first owner. Please have a look in the Fodera "New Born" section on their website.

    Condition: This one is basically like new and has only been played sparingly in my home studio. Ultra clean condition and no evidence of playwear that I can see. Specs as per Fodera Matt Garrison Signature model (i.e. 19mm spacing, 33" scale length, etc).

    Build includes what Glenn referred to as "the last" Horse Chestnut top, 3-piece Ash neck, Walnut Back, Alder tone block, and Ebony FB. Weighs in at 10.25 lbs and is perfectly balanced. Trade will include the Fodera Deluxe Hardshell Case and all original case candy (tools, docs, etc).

    It is strung E-to-C as per Fodera Shop, but can easily be adjusted to B-to-G by Vinnie & Co up in Brooklyn for a very reasonable charge.

    It is stunningly beautiful and is a tone-monster! Great build quality, but then you already knew that...

    Straight sale offered at [DEL]$9995[/DEL] Now $8995 shipped within CONUSA

    Partial trades considered, and for the exact right item, I'd do an even trade. But my goal is straight sale, at this point. Trade value TBD based upon your offer

    For guidance, I am looking for the following types of trades (please, no 35" scale or longer instruments)...

    Vintage Fender Basses:
    - '57 to '59 P-Bass with Gold PG and Maple neck
    - Early 60's Slab neck P-Bass
    - Pre-CBS P-Bass RW FB
    - CBS-era P-Basses from '66 to '72
    - CBS-era Jazz Basses with Maple Neck/FB
    - Fender Custom Shop Maple neck P-Basses or J-Basses

    Also interested in:
    - Sadowsky NYC (Will Lee NYC models preferred)
    - Moog Moogerfooger pedals (in white only)
    - Ampeg Heritage 810e cab
    - Jule Amps - Dovecage (need backup for my first one)
    - Boutique studio gear (D.W. Fearn, AEA, Vertigo, Wunder, etc)

    Here's pix:




    Many more pix here:

    Fodera Matt Garrison Sig Pix


  2. rwider

    rwider Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Santa Cruz, Ca
    Amazing bass! Bump....
  3. mgrier1

    mgrier1 Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Santa Fe, NM
    Thanks, Bob!



  4. bump
  5. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Mind boggling. The top on this is just flat out insanity. Drop-dead gorgeous.
  6. Such a beautiful bass! Best of luck with the sale!
  7. JuanG


    Oct 16, 2005
    New York city
    Do you have any audio clips by any chance?
  8. mgrier1

    mgrier1 Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Santa Fe, NM
    No clips of this one - my studio is still in boxes after a recent move to Nashville. This would go to tape/DAW beautifully, though. Dense, precise, warm clarity in all notes evenly up the fretboard.

    Otherwise, thanks for positive comments, guys! ^^^^^^^^^

    Price drop - Now $9500 for straight sale. Updated OP to reflect primary goal of straight sale. I'll consider partial trades + $$$, but trades values to both parties are TBD, based upon offer.

    Credible offers given careful consideration...


  9. jeffthebassist

    jeffthebassist Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2011
    This bass sounds awesome!!! It plays great as it looks!!!
  10. mgrier1

    mgrier1 Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Santa Fe, NM
    Hi Jeff,

    It was great to have you run by and do the gear hang! Those were some fine instruments we had running through the Monique that day! Let me know if I can help in any way... That Sadowsky P/J 5 weighs on my mind... :smug:

    Bump, still here despite a couple very tempting offers.


  11. LakeEffect


    Feb 21, 2013
    This is a stunning bass.
  12. wishbon7


    Jun 24, 2006
    bump for beautiful. wish like crazy i had the money bass
  13. gwangi


    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    OH MY GOD BUMP!!!!
  14. Keep dropping that price and I might be able to afford it in a couple of years :)
  15. mgrier1

    mgrier1 Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Santa Fe, NM
    Bump! New straight sale price of $8995

    I greatly prefer to not do any trades at this low price, per se, but you can always try me with any appropriately valued gear. See OP for trades that would be of interest (I really don't do 35" or longer scale, nor 6+ strings, please). Let me know if I can help answer any questions...

    My Best,

  16. ctufankjian


    Sep 28, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Unicornbass.se
    I owned one of these and it was the greatest bass I've ever played...Fodera or otherwise.
  17. mgrier1

    mgrier1 Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Santa Fe, NM
    That was my take too... easily the most superb bass to go through my studio in years! I'll miss her...

    Sold to a great TB'er!:bassist:



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