SOLD Monarch Deluxe 33” scale - for sale or trade for 32” scale bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by CJL, Dec 10, 2021.

  1. CJL

    CJL Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    United States
    **Holiday Special - $5500 shipped CONUS**

    I am offering a fantastic Fodera Monarch Deluxe 33” scale bass for sale or trade (only specific trades).

    The bass was built in 2017 and has an alder body with a curly walnut top wood and back wood, as well as matching wooden pickup covers. It has Fodera Duncan dual coils in the 60’s position, chrome hardware with D-tuner, abalone butterfly and fretboard markers, and the Pope custom 3-band preamp. There isn’t a scratch on the bass or any player wear because it has not really been gigged. It originally had gold hardware. I sold it once and the new owner swapped it to chrome (bought from Fodera)…I acquired it again after the HW had been swapped. Has the Fodera hard case and all of the case candy and tools, plus the certificate of authenticity.

    I have a condition in my hands that is making playing longer scale basses very painful. However, anything too short is also painful….so I have figured out through trial and error that 32” is my pain-free sweet spot.

    Asking $6000 shipped CONUS.

    I will also consider trades for 32” scale basses +/- cash as necessary.
    I will also consider Fender basses from the late 60’s and 70’s.


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    Last edited: Dec 30, 2021
  2. Kmrumedy


    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    Beautiful. What is the fretboard wood? Rosewood or ebony? Do you have the original gold hardware?
  3. CJL

    CJL Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    The board is rosewood. Unfortunately I don’t have the gold hardware.
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  4. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Nice to see a 4 string in 33"! Great specs too!
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  5. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Beautiful axe. Sorry about the hand condition. You are not alone.
    Koog, bassballs27 and CJL like this.
  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Thats killer
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  7. Emperor Elite

    Emperor Elite Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2004
    New Jersey
    Can you please share the weight of the bass?
  8. CJL

    CJL Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    My digital scale says it’s 9.2 pounds.
  9. Frank Palumbo

    Frank Palumbo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2019
    meriden ct
    I have the 32" spoiler posted for trade.
  10. Zootsuitbass


    Mar 13, 2011
    String spacing??
  11. CJL

    CJL Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
  12. Zootsuitbass


    Mar 13, 2011
  13. CJL

    CJL Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Standard Fodera 1.5” (actually I think it’s like 1.54 or something like that…so basically 1.5”).
    Robert Cecchini likes this.
  14. purpleflyhunter


    Feb 11, 2005
    I love this bass in ways that I would never admit to on an online forum. :)
    bassicg and CJL like this.
  15. Zootsuitbass


    Mar 13, 2011
  16. CJL

    CJL Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    9.2 on the digital scale
  17. CJL

    CJL Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Christmas Special - $5500 shipped.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2021
  18. Robert Cecchini

    Robert Cecchini Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    At $5500 that is a Merry Christmas deal; GLWTS. It's hard times, I too have a Fodera but it's a NYC Empire 5 string for sale.

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  19. CJL

    CJL Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Those Empire basses are sweet. I had one and had to sell it because of the scale length…too painful with the hand issues.
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  20. CJL

    CJL Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Merry Christmas! You deserve a Fodera.
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