Monarch 4 Standard Fretless
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The starting list price for a Monarch 4 Standard Fretless is $5,250 and after your $1,000 deposit, you will have a remaining balance of $4,250 plus shipping. The $1,000 deposit ensures your order and serial number. Additional charges will be included in your final quote should you choose any up-charged options. You must pay the remaining balance of your quoted price upon completion plus shipping. Once a deposit is made, a Fodera team member will contact you with an expected completion date. Your Deposit is subject to all of of our normal terms and conditions. To review our full payment policy click here.
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, our Monarch Standard Fretless bass guitar 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, 3-piece white oak neck and a lined ebony fingerboard that results is a warm and smooth, yet beautifully articulate fretless tone. White 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 3-Band Preamp. 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 musical sounding EQ, and active/passive operation for maximum 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 bass guitar is hand-crafted right here in our Brooklyn, NY shop alongside our custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools and materials as our Custom basses.
- Semi-Hollow Walnut Body
- 3-Piece White Oak Neck / Ebony Fingerboard (w/ Fret Lines)
- Figured Walnut Top
- Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
- Fodera / Pope 3-Band Standard Preamp
- 34" Scale, 24 Large Frets, 19.0mm String Spacing
- Black Hardware