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Bass Club Chicago has been an authorized dealer of Fodera basses for over 10 years now, and has earned Fodera's Platinum Dealer award for 2014, 2015, & 2016.  This means that BCC has sold and serviced more Fodera Customs & Standards than most any other dealer in the world for at least the past 3 years.  We also stock more Fodera's than most any other dealer, so call us for the best selection and advise on your next Fodera today.
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Fodera NYC 4 Preowned
Our Price: $2,800.00
Beautiful Preowned Fodera NYC 4. Gorgeous flame top and birdseye maple fingerboard. Fodera Monarch 4 P Standard Classic in Olympic White, Alder Body, 3 piece Hard Rock Maple Bolt On neck, Indian Rosewood Fingerboard, 34" scale, 22 frets, Clay Dots, Seymour Duncan Antiquity P pickup, Urethane High Gloss Finish, 19 mm spacing, Chrome Hardware, Passive Electronics. Includes Fodera Hardshell case

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Fodera Monarch 4 P Standard Classic Burst, Ash Body, 3 piece Hard Rock Maple Bolt On neck, Birdseye Maple Fingerboard, 34" scale, 22 frets, Clay Dots, Seymour Duncan Antiquity P pickup, Urethane High Gloss Finish, 19 mm spacing, Chrome Hardware, Passive Electronics. Includes Fodera Hardshell case

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Model: Monarch Standard - P

# of Strings: 4 String

Instrument Type: Bass-Solid Body

Neck Options: Bolt-on

Body: Alder

Topwood: Ivory Wood

Neck: 3 Piece Maple Hard Rock

Fingerboard: Rosewood Indian

Peghead Veneer: None

Peghead Type: Modern 2+2

Finish: Acrylic Satin

Finish Color: Clear

Tuners: Gotoh

Bridge: Fodera Non-Locking (Hipshot)

Bridge Spacing: Fodera Standard (19.0mm)

Hardware Color: Chrome

Electronics: Passive

S
cale: 34"

Fret #: 22

Fret Size: Large

Fretboard Inlay: Custom Inlay:

Pickups: Aguilar P

Production # 7097
Emperor J Standard Classic
Alder body
Rosewood Indian fretboard
Seymour Duncan Antiquity Single Coil pickups
Fodera Hardcase included
The Monarch 4 Standard (M4S) was designed from the ground up to provide every ounce of playability and sonic performance we are capable of delivering based on our 28 years of handcrafting some of the finest electric bass guitars in the World. By building just one configuration, with no options, we are able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of our custom instruments at a very competitive price point. Every M4S is built right here in our Brooklyn, NY shop alongside our custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools. For tonewoods we use a mixture of ingredients that we feel works beautifully on virtually any gig...medium weight Ash bodies, quartersawn Hard Rock Maple necks, and old-growth Pau Ferro fingerboards -- all perfectly complimented by stunning 5A Bi-Color Flame Maple tops. Rounding out the package is our Fodera / Pope 3-band Standard Preamp and our own Fodera Dual Coil pickups. The M4S delivers deep, tight lows, transparent mids and just enough top-end to make for an incredibly balanced sonic presentation. Ash Body, Quartersawn Hard Rock Maple Neck, Pau Ferro Fretboards, 5A Bi-Color Flame Maple Top, Fodera / Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp, and Fodera Dual Coil Pickups.


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-Vintage Sunburst
-Alder Body
-Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
-Fodera Dual Coil Pickups

9.0 lbs

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Beautiful and in near mint condition!

-Vintage Sunburst
-Alder Body
-Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
-Fodera Dual Coil Pickups

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DISCONTINUED! This is the last of 2 YY4 Standards we have in stock. Fodera is no longer making this model, and once these sell, they're gone! Fodera Yin Yang Standard 4 string is modeled after their highly successful and unique bass designed for Victor Wooten. Features are 1 piece Hard Rock Maple Bolt-on Neck, Ebony Fingerboard with Standard Yin Yang Pearloid Inlays, 34" scale, 24 frets, Alder Body, Flame Maple/Painted Top, 2 & 2 Gotoh Tuning keys, Hand Rubbed Acrylic Lacquer Finish, Fodera Non-Locking 19 mm Spaced Bridge, Black Hardware, Fodera/Pope Standard 3-Band Pre, EMG P/J Pickups, and Fodera Hardshell Case. Available now at old pricing! FREE SHIPPING!

9.1 lbs!
DISCONTINUED! This is the last of 2 YY5 Standards we have in stock. Fodera is no longer making this model, and once these sell, they're gone! Fodera Yin Yang Standard 4 string is modeled after their highly successful and unique bass designed for Victor Wooten. Features are 1 piece Hard Rock Maple Bolt-on Neck, Ebony Fingerboard with Standard Yin Yang Pearloid Inlays, 34" scale, 24 frets, Alder Body, Flame Maple/Painted Top, 2 & 2 Gotoh Tuning keys, Hand Rubbed Acrylic Lacquer Finish, Fodera Non-Locking 19 mm Spaced Bridge, Black Hardware, Fodera/Pope Standard 3-Band Pre, EMG P/J Pickups, and Fodera Hardshell Case.

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The Monarch Standard Fretless blends the aesthetics, tone, playability and pro-player reliability bass players have come to expect from Fodera. Based on our acclaimed Monarch Standard, the Monarch Standard Fretless features a unique tone-wood combination that delivers an incredibly rich, organic, and nuanced tone. The Walnut body provides a warm yet punchy sound that supports low frequencies very well and has a slightly compressed midrange. We then matched it with a hand carved, 1-pc Red Oak neck and a lined Ebony fingerboard that results is a warm and smooth, yet beautifully articulate fretless tone. Red Oak, being a strong but fairly porous wood, has many tiny air pockets that act as “resonating chambers,” enhancing the “growl” of the instrument. The Monarch Standard Fretless features a set of our Fodera/Duncan dual-coil pickups and the Fodera/Pope Standard Preamp with 3-band EQ. Designed in collaboration with Seymour Duncan, our passive Dual Coil pickups were designed to provide a punchy and focused tone with a natural and smooth upper midrange. Compared to an active soapbar style pickup, the tone is warmer and more organic. Wired in parallel, these pickups offer a noise-free single coil sound with added body and weight yet come with the added flexibility of full single-coil operation providing the snap, warmth, and mid-range punch of classic single-coil Jazz Bass pickups.

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 Standard 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.

Specifications:
Walnut body
1-pc Red Oak Neck/ Ebony FB
Figured Walnut Top
Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
Fodera / Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp
34 inch scale, 24 large frets, 19.0mm spacing
Black Fodera 19.0mm Standard Bridge,
9.75 pounds
Hardshell case included
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Beautiful and pristine pre-owned Fodera Emperor 5 Standard in a rich Pelham Blue finish. Back of body has a few finish flaws as shown in the photos, but this bass is otherwise great beauty for a phenomenal price!

Specifications include:

Hand-selected, aged Alder Body
Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
24-frets
PLEK’d Compound radius fingerboard
3-piece Quarter-sawn hard rock maple neck
High-mass, proprietary, adjustable, bell-brass bridge
Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
Fodera/Pope 3-Band Preamp
Bolt On Neck
Gotoh Tuners
9.9 lbs
Fodera premium hardshell case included
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The Emperor 5 Standard Special was designed from the ground up to provide every ounce of playability and sonic performance Fodera is capable of delivering based on their 28 years of handcrafting some of the finest electric bass guitars in the World. By building just one configuration, with no options, Fodera is able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of their custom instruments at a very competitive price point. Every E5S is built in their Brooklyn, NY shop alongside their custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools. For tonewoods they use medium weight Ash bodies, quartersawn Hard Rock Maple necks, and old-growth Birdseye Maple fingerboards. Rounding out the package is the Fodera / Pope 3-band Standard Preamp and Fodera Dual Coil pickups. The E5S delivers deep, tight lows, transparent mids and just enough top-end to make for an incredibly balanced sonic presentation.

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The Emperor Standard features blends the aesthetics, tone, playability and pro-player reliability bass players have come to expect from Fodera. By building just one configuration, with no options, we are able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of our custom instruments at a very competitive price point.

Based on our acclaimed Monarch Standard, the Emperor Standard was designed using a combination of tone-woods that works beautifully on virtually any gig and playing situation with the added range of a tight and responsible low-b and our ergonomic Emperor body shape. Hand-selected, medium weight Ash bodies with 5A Flame Maple tops matched with our incredibly stable, 3-pc quarter-sawn Hard Rock Maple necks with Pau Ferro fingerboards, 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.

Specifications

  • Medium weight Ash body
  • 3-pc Maple Neck/ Pau Ferro FB
  • 5A Flame Maple Top (2-tone)
  • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
  • Fodera / Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp
  • 34 inch scale, 24 large frets, 19.0mm spacing
  • Gold Fodera 19.0mm Standard Bridge

Comes with Deluxe Fodera Hard Shell Case
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The Emperor 5 Standard (E5S) was designed from the ground up to provide every ounce of playability and sonic performance Fodera is capable of delivering based on their 28 years of handcrafting some of the finest electric bass guitars in the World. By building just one configuration, with no options, Fodera is able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of their custom instruments at a very competitive price point. Every E5S is built in their Brooklyn, NY shop alongside their custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools. For tonewoods they use medium weight Ash bodies, quartersawn Hard Rock Maple necks, and old-growth Pau Ferro fingerboards -- all perfectly complimented by stunning 5A Bi-Color Flame Maple tops. Rounding out the package is the Fodera / Pope 3-band Standard Preamp and Fodera Dual Coil pickups. The E5S delivers deep, tight lows, transparent mids and just enough top-end to make for an incredibly balanced sonic presentation.

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The Emperor 5 Standard Classic was designed from the ground up to provide every ounce of playability and sonic performance Fodera is capable of delivering based on their 28 years of handcrafting some of the finest electric bass guitars in the world.

By building just one configuration, with no options, Fodera is able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of their custom instruments at a very competitive price point. Every E5S is built in their Brooklyn, NY shop alongside their custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools.

For tonewoods they use medium weight Ash bodies, quartersawn Hard Rock Maple necks, and old-growth Birdseye Maple fingerboards. Rounding out the package is the Fodera / Pope 3-band Standard Preamp and Fodera Dual Coil pickups. The E5S delivers deep, tight lows, transparent mids and just enough top-end to make for an incredibly balanced sonic presentation.

9.75 lbs

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DISCONTINUED! This is the last of our Emperor 5 Standard Fretless models. Fodera is no longer making these, and once it sells, the only thing like this would be the Custom version currently starting at $7550! Emperor 5 Standard Fretless was designed from the ground up to combine stunning fretless tone with the legendary playability and pro-player reliability that you expect from Fodera.

The E5SF features a Walnut-Ash-Walnut body, Ebony fingerboard, and quartersawn, one-piece Red Oak neck. The result is a warm and smooth, yet beautifully articulate fretless tone. Red Oak, being a strong but fairly porous wood, has many tiny air pockets that act as "resonating chambers," enhancing the "growl" of the instrument. Round it out with our proprietary Fodera Dual Coil Pickups and Fodera / Pope Standard 3-Band Preamp and you have yourself an incredible instrument just dying to be played.

Specs:
Walnut / Ash Body
Curly Walnut Top
Solid Top
Eboony Fingerboard
1-pc Red Oak Neck
Blank (Side Dots Only)
45125 Stainless Steel Strings
Bolt-On Construction
34" Scale
5 String Configuration
Fodera / Pope Standard 3-Band Preamp
Fodera Standard Layout
Fodera Dual Coil Pickups

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DISCONTINUED! This is the last of 2 YY5 Standards we have in stock. Fodera is no longer making this model, and once these sell, the only thing like this would be the Custom YY5 currently selling at $14,200! Fodera Yin Yang Standard 5 string is modeled after their highly successful and unique bass designed for Victor Wooten. Features are 1 piece Hard Rock Maple Bolt-on Neck, Ebony Fingerboard with Standard Yin Yang Pearloid Inlays, 34" scale, 24 frets, Alder Body, Ivory Wood/Black Painted Top, 2 & 2 Gotoh Tuning keys, Hand Rubbed Acrylic Lacquer Finish, Fodera Non-Locking 19 mm Spaced Bridge, Black Hardware, Fodera/Pope Standard 3-Band Pre, EMG Pickups in Soap Bar Covers, and Fodera Hardshell Case. FREE SHIPPING!

9.6 lbs
BASS CLUB CHICAGO EXCLUSIVE! We wanted to do something special for the 10 Year Anniversary of Bass Club Chicago, so we commissioned this very special Monarch Standard, which is not available anywhere else. We took the most popular features requested in the Monarch to create the Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Buckeye BCC 10 year Anniversary bass. This is one of 6, and the least expensive Buckeye Burl Fodera money can buy.

The Monarch 4 Standard (M4S) was designed from the ground up to provide every ounce of playability and sonic performance we are capable of delivering based on our 28 years of handcrafting some of the finest electric bass guitars in the World. By building just one configuration, with no options, we are able to offer the same legendary Fodera quality of our custom instruments at a very competitive price point. Every M4S is built right here in our Brooklyn, NY shop alongside our custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools. For tonewoods we use a mixture of ingredients that we feel works beautifully on virtually any gig...medium weight Ash bodies, quartersawn Hard Rock Maple necks, and old-growth Pau Ferro fingerboards -- all perfectly complimented by stunning Buckeye Burl tops. Rounding out the package is our Fodera / Pope 3-band Standard Preamp and our own Fodera Dual Coil pickups. The M4S delivers deep, tight lows, transparent mids and just enough top-end to make for an incredibly balanced sonic presentation. Ash Body, Quartersawn Hard Rock Maple Neck, Pau Ferro Fretboards, MPO Dots, Buckeye Burl Top, Fodera / Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp, 34" scale, 24 frets, 19 mm spacing, Black Hardware, and Fodera Dual Coil Pickups.

Includes Fodera Hardshell case

This bass features a (1) piece Ash Body, and weighs in at only 8.5 lbs!

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With Fodera Standard Specials, they work one-on-one with Fodera Dealers to design instruments that take their Standard line to the next level, offering special features and customization never before available, all guaranteed to inspire your playing! The Standard Specials are dealer-exclusive and not available for direct purchase from Fodera Guitars.

Body Wood: Black Limba Korina
Top Wood: Redwood Flame
Fingerboard: Birdseye Maple
Pickups: Seymour Duncan Dual Coils
Preamp: Fodera / Pope 3-band Standard Preamp

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The Emperor 6 Standard (E6S) is the very first six-sting addition to the family of Fodera standards. It draws upon the same specifications used on the Emperor 5 Standard -- a super premium two-tone Flame Maple top on an Ash body with a one-piece quartersawn, Hard Rock Maple neck and Pau Ferro fingerboard. Something unique about this particular Instrument is that its inception was due in large part to you, our customers, and your continued calls for a six string standard. This bass is equipped Fodera Dual Coil Pickups and out Fodera / Pope Standard 3-band Preamp. Scale length is 34 inches and string spacing is 17.5mm at the bridge. We take great pride in the fact that we have the kind of relationship with our customers that allows us to respond to their needs directly when the opportunity presents itself, and we sincerely hope we have done so in the instance.
Overall, our goals for the E6S were identical to what we strove to achieve with the E5S – tonal flexibility, outstanding playability and the pro-player reliability that has been one of the hallmarks of Fodera for over thirty years.
Specs:
Ash Body
2-Tone Flame Maple Top
Solid Top
Pau Ferro Fingerboard
1-pc Hard Rock Maple Neck
Mother-of-Pearl Dot Inlays
34125 Stainless Steel Strings
Bolt-On Construction
34" Scale
6 String Configuration
Fodera / Pope Standard 3-Band Preamp
Fodera Standard Layout
Fodera Dual Coil Pickups

9.4 lbs

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DISCONTINUED! This is the last of our Tom Kennedy Standards. Fodera is no longer making this model, and once it sells, the only thing like this would be the Custom Tom Kenndey model currently selling at $10,650! Kennedy Emperor II Standard Single Cut Bolt-On. Designed in close consultation with Fodera Endorsing Artist, Tom Kennedy. The TKS sports a 5A Flame Maple top on a Single-Cut Ash body. The neck is crafted from one piece of quartersawn Hard Rock Maple and the fingerboard is Ebony. The combination of black hardware, hidden pole pieces on the pickups and an Ebony Fingerboard provide a sleek, clean look to this beautiful instrument. Aside from the obvious difference of utilizing Bolt-On construction, another variation from Tom’s original signature bass is the use of more traditional 70’s pickup spacing for some added tonal flexibility. We believe the result of this project is a bass that combines the functionality and affordability of our standard instruments with the highly sought after aesthetics of our Single-Cut custom models.

Specs:
Ash Body, Flame Maple Top, Ebony Fingerboard, 1-pc Hard Rock Maple Neck, Mother-of-Pearl Dot Inlays, 45125 Stainless Steel Strings, Bolt-On Construction, 34" Scale, 5 String Configuration, Fodera / Pope Standard 3-Band Preamp, Fodera Standard Layout, Fodera Dual Coil Pickups

9.6 lbs

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Fodera Victor Wooten Classic flame top! The Victor Wooten '83 Monarch Classic features our dovetail "heel-less" neck to body construction, 3-piece highly select and aged hard maple neck, Mahogany body, old-growth East Indian Rosewood fingerboard, 34" scale, 24 frets, mother of pearl dot and tulip inlays, EMG P/J pickups and our proprietary Fodera / Pope internal preamp and a Fodera Custom Hardshell case!

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Fodera Emperor 4 Quilt Maple with Matching Headstock, and Mahogany Body. One of the most affordable Fodera Customs available.

Specs:
5A Quilt Maple Top
Mahogany Body
Indian Rosewood Fretboard
3 piece Rock Maple Bolt On neck
Gold Hardware
34" scale
24 fret
Fodera Jazz Single Coil Pickups
Acrylic Satin Finish
Fodera Bridge 19 mm spacing (adjustable)
3 band Fodera/Pope preamp (Active/Passive)
Includes Fodera Hardshell case.

9.4lbs

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Fodera Emperor 4 string Buckeye Burl top and matching Headstock

Specs:
Alder Body
Buckeye Burl Top
Indian Rosewood Fretboard
3 piece Rock Maple Bolt On neck
Black Hardware
34" scale
24 fret
Aguilar Dual Coil Pickups
Acrylic Satin Finish
Fodera Bridge 19 mm spacing (adjustable)
3 band Fodera/Pope preamp (Active/Passive)
Includes Fodera Hardshell case.
8.9 lbs

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Fodera Monarch 4 with Crotch Walnut top, Matching Headstock, Alder body, Indian Rosewood Fretboard, EMG P/J pickups, 24 Frets, 34" Scale, 19mm String spacing, 3pc Hard Rock Maple Bolt on Neck, Satin Finish, Fodera/Pope 3 band preamp, Gold Hardware, and Fodera Custom Hardshell case.

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Fodera Imperial Elite Select 5 Flame Redwood

NECK THROUGH CONSTRUCTION!

•Imperial 5 Elite
•34" scale, 24 large frets, 19.0 mm bridge
•Flame Redwood Top
•Roasted Ash Body with Alder Tone Block
•3-pc Maple neck with matching / angled peghead
•Indian Rosewood Fretboard
•Mother-of-Pearl dot inlays
•Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups
•Fodera Custom Shop Preamp
•Gold Hardware (including custom shop bridge)
•Retail Price: $8950.00

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Fodera Emperor II Select 5 Spalt Maple Single Cut Bolt-On, sports a Spalt Maple top on a Single-Cut Alder body. The neck is crafted from one piece of quartersawn Hard Rock Maple and the fingerboard is Dark Pau Ferro. The combination of black hardware, hidden pole pieces on the pickups and a Pau Ferro Fingerboard provide a sleek, clean look to this beautiful instrument. We believe the result is a bass that combines the functionality and affordability of our standard instruments with the highly sought after aesthetics of our Single-Cut custom models.

Specs:
Alder Body, Spalt Maple Top, Dark Pau Ferro Fingerboard, 1-pc Hard Rock Maple Neck, Mother-of-Pearl Dot Inlays, 45125 Stainless Steel Strings, Neck Through Construction, 34" Scale, 24 frets, 5 String Configuration, Fodera / Pope Standard 3-Band Preamp, Fodera Standard Layout, Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups

9.8 lbs

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Another gorgeous bass from Fodera! Fodera Emperor 4 Myrtle Burl Deluxe with dovetail neck, Ash Body, Birdseye Maple Fretboard, 3 piece Rock Maple Dovetail neck, 34" scale, 24 fret, Seymour Duncan Dual Coil Pickups, Gold Hardware, Acrylic Satin Finish, Fodera Bridge 19 mm spacing, Active/Passive 3 band Fodera/Pope preamp. Includes Fodera Hardshell case.

8.4lbs

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