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Monarch Elite @ Austin Bass Traders

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wilbyman, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
  2. I also thinks it's been on Ebay a time or 2!
  3. korfist


    Dec 4, 2006
    My wife bought it for me for Christmas. It is an awesome bass.
  4. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Seriously? Cool!!!! What a woman!
  5. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    what exactly makes it a VW classic? is it just the fingerboard inlays?
  6. TBalls


    Mar 18, 2005
    It's the arrow inlays and the older, larger headstock design.
  7. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Keep your eyes on eBay - I have seen a lot this year, trading around $2000 - $2500. Don't know about that specific one, but it sure looks beautiful. I think Foderas induce buyer's remorse: some people might go all out and spend the $4000 on a Fodera, but after the fact, they just can't seem to justify the expense, so you see them changing hands. . .

    Talking from experience. . .
  8. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC Music. Warwick U.S. distribution, Ampeg distribution
    I don't know what the deal is with it but man, is sure is beautiful. I don't know if to say thank you or dang you for posting the link- I looked through all the basses there.....man, oh man.

    That F bass with the fiddle back maple body. :eek:
  9. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    That is a great looking bass!
  10. It sure is a pretty bass, although IMO that 'older style' headstock looks quite out of proportion to me.

    That bass has been listed on that site for many months, and recently the price was reduced by about $400. Don't know if there is something funky about it (deadsposts, fussy neck, etc.), or if it's just that most players that are into 4 strings seem to go for more 'classic' instruments, and most 'boutique' players seem to want 5 strings or more... thereby really limiting the market for this 'over the top' 4 string. Just a thought.
  11. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    You can always count on Glenn to have some crazy nice basses lying around.

    Nicest MTD's and F's on the planet!

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