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OMG! Did ya see this Fodera?!?!?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Garey, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    This was just listed at The Groove Shoppe...absolutely stunning, if you ask me! Vinnie just continues to out-do himself...wow.

    Fodera Beez-Elite Exhibition 5

    Aloha, Garey
  2. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Amazon Product Designer
    more importantly, you live where i would love to be again RIGHT NOW!

  3. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    sorry ifmy speling it off and ther tuff messup, can't see the screen...something came out of my paints!!
    "Dan wipes off the screen with some cleaner"
    Man, what a nice axe!! I'd buy that.
  4. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    :eek: :D !!!!!!!! what a nice bass!
  5. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    I don't much care for the skunk look. To each his own, I guess.
  6. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    That is a really nice looking Fodera indeed.

    For the money I would probably go with something else, but I do admire their craftsmanship and excellent quality of woods that they use.

    I really like this one as well.


  7. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    One of the best looking basses I've ever seen if not THE best. I was in a mild state of shock when I saw it...

    Now we just need to know what it sounds like ;)
  8. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    That's a fine looking instrument. I'm sure it sounds as good as it looks. However, based on my experience, the instruments coming out of Carey Nordstrand's shop are every bit as high quality, and maybe even higher. Given the choice, even if they were the same price, I would still prefer Carey build it.

  9. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    jaw droppingly beautiful.

  10. Lenko


    May 3, 2003
    You mean you don't own it?:eek:

  11. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    Well, I spoke with David Beasely this morning and he said it sounds AMAZING!! The Katalox has similar tonal properties to maple as a fingerboard wood...either way, I think its stunning. Over the top, but still very elegant.

    BTW, David and I also did some conceptualizing on my next Fodera. He's a great person to work with...knows his wood choices and tonal properties, and clearly has a great eye esthetically, too...I'm stoked! Highest recommendations to the guys at The Groove Shoppe!!

    Aloha, Garey
  12. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Reminds me of the Brubaker spalt series. Unfortunately it has that terrible body shape that leaves most Foderas unappealing to me.
  13. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA

  14. jobu3

    jobu3 It ain’t ideal but I deal Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    the only one that doesn't like the way these basses look?!

    :confused: :bawl: :bassist:

    seriously, i don't care for single cutaway looks and i particularly think that fodera's SC's are at the bottom of the aesthetic barrel. just me and my opinion though. :meh:
  15. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    Nope, you're not alone, and I completely agree with you.

    They sound killer though.
  16. Hman


    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    I love SC ...just not this style of Fodera.
  17. dragonbass

    dragonbass Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2003
    ........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder..........................................................
    I am not a fan of Fodera's singlecut design's, But I do like the wood choices!
  18. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    that beez elite is the first single cutaway I've actually REALLY liked.

    I generally dislike that style a lot, but something in the coloration of that one, made it look really good.
  19. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Yup, I thought I was alone on this.

    Most Foderas make me sick. A few are good, but this one makes me gag. A different body, that wood may be a beautiful bass. But no. So sad.
  20. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    That too.
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