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Fodera Monarch Deluxe 4 - Ivory Wood top (list £8150)


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A custom instrument hand made in the USA.

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Monarch Deluxe

This bass features a hand-selected, medium weight mahogany body with exhibition grade Ivory wood top matched with our incredibly stable, 3-pc quarter-sawn Hard Rock Maple neck with our Deluxe (dovetail) option shares the same quick and direct response of a bolt-on but also allows for uninhibited access to the upper register. Add in the Pau Ferro fingerboards and the bass delivers deep, tight lows, transparent mids and just enough top-end to make for an incredibly balanced sonic palette. It also offers a 24-fret PLEK’d compound-radius fingerboard providing the effortless playability Fodera has become known for as well as the powerful sustain and resonance from our fully adjustable, custom designed, bell-brass bridge.

The Monarch deluxe features a set of EMG P/G pickups, the P-pickup delivers a punchy and tight low end, while the humcancelling J-pickup provides a tight mid-range and articulate high end response. Paired with our preamp, they can accommodate contemporary and traditional playing styles. These pickups are humcancelling and are active. and the Monarch 3-band EQ.  Designed for optimal performance, our 3-band Fodera / Pope preamp offers an incredibly low noise flow, a very musical sounding EQ, and active / passive operation for the utmost reliability and flexibility whether you’re on stage or in the studio.  Together, these electronics let you tailor your tone, from deep and round to bright and punchy and everything in between.

Every Monarch is hand-crafted right here in our Brooklyn, New York shop alongside our custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools and materials as our Custom basses.

Specs for the Monarch Deluxe 4

  1. Mahogany body

  2. 3-pc Hard Rock Maple Neck

  3. Fingerboard: Pau Ferro - 24 large frets

  4. Neck Joint: Dovetail

  5. Mother of Pearl inlays

  6. 5A Ivory Wood Top, matching headstock

  7. EMG P/J Pickups

  8. Monarch 3-Band Preamp

  9. 34 inch scale, 24 large frets, 19.0mm spacing, 40mm nut width

  10. Gold Fodera 19.0mm Custom Bridge

  11. Gotoh Tuners

  12. Strings: 40/55/75/95

  13. Weight: 3.8kg/8lb 7oz

The Fodera Custom Shop Internal Preamp is made from the finest components available. It was conceived jointly by Joey Lauricella and many of the great players who are part of the Fodera Family, and it was designed by bassist Mike Pope.  Our current preamp is made up of two discrete modes, one passive and one active and are optimized to work with each other seamlessly.

Flexible EQ

Via a series of jumper switches, players have the option to tailor our 3-band EQ to their taste. Each of the three bands of EQ are user selectable for your specific tonal needs.

Bass – 12db cut and boost at 46Hz or 90Hz

Treble – 15db cut and boost at 6kHz ot 10kHz

Midrange – Switchable between low and high mids via the Mid Selector switch. Low Mids: 12db cut and boost at 330Hz or 473Hz. High Mids: 15db cut and boost at 1kHz or 1.8kHz.

18v Battery System

Our Custom preamp is powered by 18v which provides more than ample headroom  for even the most nuanced playing situation. When in passive mode, the preamp will draw little current in order to guarantee a longer battery life when  your preamp is entirely active.