Fodera Bass Guitars

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Fodera bass guitar Fodera is an American manufacturer of electric bass guitars. Fodera Basses are made in the Fodera Shop in Brooklyn, New York. Vinnie Fodera and Joey Lauricella started their own company around 1983 after dissolving their working relationship with Ken Smith Basses. The company also manufactures a limited number of guitars each year. Fodera's first official instrument was a guitar.

Fodera Basses are comparatively expensive. Fodera instruments are easily identified by an inlaid butterfly on the headstock of most basses. Other notable features include an atypical single-cutaway design, an ash neck and exposed dual-coil pickups with wood covers. Bartolini pickups with PJ and JJ configurations are also available on certain models.

The company soon found its products in high demand among professional bassists. Today potential customers face a two-year wait for a odera instrument. Still quite rare, less than 3,000 Fodera instruments have been created over the past 25 years.

Series include: Monarch, Emperor, Emperor II, Imperial, Imperial II (formerly known as BeezElite), and NYC. Fodera also makes "Signature series"-basses, which are based on some of their most notable players personal instruments. Following models are available: Victor Wooten signature Monarch (Classic or YinYang versions), Anthony Jackson Presentation Contrabass, Lincoln Goines signature Imperial, Matthew Garrison signature Imperial, and Tom Kennedy signature Emperor II.