I need a little help finding a used Fodera PT.2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by phishaholik, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Hi Everyone,

    I was looking for a used Fodera a few months ago, but I got the deal of the century on a vintage Carl Thompson and couldn't pass it up. I just sold my Ritter and I have a little cash in my pocket, so once again I can't help but look for a used Fodera. I'm looking for a four string Monarch or Emporer with a price limit of $4500 at the absolute top. Players conditon is fine with me and actually preferable. I'm not looking for a NYC at all. Does anyone know where I can find one? I know I'm going to need to be patient and Foderas turn up in shops from time to time, so I'm hoping someone here on TB might have seen one for sale or knows someone selling one.


  2. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Same boat man, I can't say I'm serious about getting one right now, I'm getting a new house this week, but it is definitly in my future plans.

    Those deals seem kinda scarce right now, probably because people are holding on to them, Foderas don't really go down in value, and I'd think that at the present they're becoming more and more valuable, the dealers aren't really packing new stuff, and well, the insane waiting periods are well known.

    I'd consider probing japanese websites if you are willing to go that far, stores like IKEBE and Kurosawa sometimes get used Foderas. And Miko espanol here on TB also deals a lot with good used models. He actually sold a Matt Garrison sig. to a friend of mine some months ago, mint condition.
  3. Just Thumpin'

    Just Thumpin' Commercial User

    Mar 7, 2008
    NE United States
    Manager and Partner, Fodera Guitars (10/14/09 - 12/16/19)
    They turn up from time to time on eBay. In the past three weeks, two 4-string Monarchs have sold at around that price level. Good luck!
  4. lowend1


    Feb 15, 2005
  5. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Aren't you hilarious.
  6. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Nah, I'm much more ridiculous than I am hilarious. :D

  7. niksuela


    Mar 29, 2007
    Wichita, KS
    I have a Fodera Monarch 4-string that I would consider selling. You can view pictures here: http://tinyurl.com/4655p7. My bass was built in January of 1986 for Sam Ash in New York. It had one owner before me. I purchased it from Dan Lakland in 1994. The bass has a zebrawood top, fingerboard, and headstock on an ash body. The condition is excellent+. If you have any questions you can get me at niksuela (at) gmail (dot) com.
  8. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    niksuela where are you located?
  9. Joshua Pickenpaugh

    Joshua Pickenpaugh

    Apr 16, 2001
    Hey ya....

    I just want to give a bump here to my friend "niksuela" who is looking to sell his Fodera Monarch. "niksuela" a great and very honest guy, and it's a great bass he's looking to unload, and if I had the bread I'd buy it myself! So if you looking for one of the deals on a Fodera that "pop up every so often", this is it.

    He also make a great chicken casserole! :)

    Ciao ya'll......

  10. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    where is he located?!
  11. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    you need to be a supporting member to sell here, you cant do it from this section..

    Not that I care but a mod is going to close it.
  12. niksuela


    Mar 29, 2007
    Wichita, KS
    Sorry, I didn't know. I apologize.
  13. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    :scowl: IMO, the seller should chip in to be a supporting member since the sale was made possible through TB bandwidth.