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SOLD Price drop: Fodera Monarch 5 Elite chestnut top

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by clbass, Feb 9, 2018.


  1. clbass

    clbass Supposing Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario strings, AccuGroove cabs
    Price:
    6500
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Okay Talkbass, the time to pay for my custom has come. I will consider certain trades plus cash. It is highly unlikely that I will trade directly or up, unless you have a Fodera 5 with 17.5mm spacing.

    Please send all questions and offers via Conversation, thanks.

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    Fodera Monarch 5 Elite 1995

    This is my main player, and the genesis of my Fodera GAS. It has the now-elusive chestnut top, along with Lane Poor pickups and Haz preamp. It is a player and has some dings and nicks mostly along the back edge near the control cavity and bottom strap lock (see photos), but the top and neck are in great condition. I really like this pickup/preamp combo, and if I wasn't moving to 17.5mm spacing this one wouldn't be going anywhere. I am still reluctant to sell it, so get it before I change my mind.

    Specs:
    Alder body
    Chestnut top
    Maple neck-through
    Ebony board
    Lane Poor pickups
    Haz preamp
    9 lbs 8 oz
    34" scale
    19mm spacing at bridge
    Includes Fodera case in good condition, and truss cover
    *Recently set up by Joey at Fodera

    Outright purchase preferred, $6750 plus shipping. NYC/NJ area pickup available. Trades plus cash considered, trade value $7250. 5s preferred, then 4s, fretted or fretless. Start a Conversation to discuss. No 6 strings please.


    Wal Mk2 fretless 5 1987 $SOLD
    Dingwall Z2 5 $SOLD
     

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    Last edited: May 17, 2018
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  2. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Oh my lord drooldrooldrool
     
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  3. Kmrumedy

    Kmrumedy

    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    That Fodera is amazing! Beautiful top.

    Just curious - why not just have Fodera swap a 17.5 bridge onto it?
     
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  4. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    Most tempting fretless on TB.

    MAkes a guy wonder what your not selling to let these pieces go.

    Great price on the Dingwall.
     
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  5. AztecViking

    AztecViking Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    EndlessSummerVille, CA
    They all look nice but the Wal! :woot: Never seen one like it. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. clbass

    clbass Supposing Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario strings, AccuGroove cabs
    @Kmrumedy good question! I had asked about that when I initially considered going to 17.5mm. They could put a new bridge on, but then the rest of the measurements would be off, most noticeably the neck width. Perhaps it could be made to work with a bit of modification, but ultimately I decided I didn’t want to get that far into changing this classic.
     
  7. Applejacks

    Applejacks Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    PM sent
     
  8. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California
    "A good bassist determines the direction of any band." - Ron Carter
    I can't imagine parting ways with that Dingwall!
     
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  9. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Owner, John Fox Bass Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Dealer for Adamovic, Alleva-Coppolo, Bergantino, Dingwall, Richter, Skjold
    That's what I was thinking. ;-)
     
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  10. clbass

    clbass Supposing Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario strings, AccuGroove cabs
  11. Docbass1218

    Docbass1218 Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    southern New Jersey
    That is a beautiful looking and awesome sounding bass! And im a complete sucker for chestnut. Great work on putting that piece together too!
     
  12. clbass

    clbass Supposing Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario strings, AccuGroove cabs
    Thanks @Docbass1218 but I can’t take credit for the video, that was Donovan at fretspot.com, who sold me the bass. Though I agree that it is beautiful and sounds awesome!
     
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  13. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Long Beach, California
    Roger Guitars
    Sent you a PM.
     
  14. clbass

    clbass Supposing Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario strings, AccuGroove cabs
    Trades for a 5 string plus cash considered
     

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