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Ryan Martinie Signature "Black Beauty" - DEPOSIT
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The starting list price for Ryan Martinie Signature “Black Beauty” is $11,700 and after your $2,000 deposit, you will have a remaining balance of $9,700 plus shipping. The $2,000 deposit ensures your order and serial number. Any additional charges will be included in your final quote. 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 our normal terms and conditions. To review our full payment policy click here.
Ryan Martinie Signature “Black Beauty”
“I may not be the world’s greatest bassist, but I get to sound like it” - R. Martinie
Born in Peoria, Illinois in 1975, Ryan Martinie has one of the most unique and technical styles in modern bass playing. He grew up studying jazz, classical vocals, and playing in local progressive rock bands. In 1998, he joined the heavy metal band Mudvayne and went on to be at the forefront of the nu-metal genre. Most recently, he’s worked on his own fusion/progressive rock band Soften The Glare. Ryan has also worked as a guest performer with Kurai and as a live member of Korn.
We had the immense pleasure of working with Ryan to develop a new model based on our Monarch body style to meet the demands of his tone and playing style, as well as his ergonomic preference. What we developed together was a Monarch-based 5 string instrument with incredible ergonomics and playability with a tonal range that can cover everything from jazz fusion to progressive rock to heavy metal.
Featuring a 34” scale, 26-fret design with a 16.5mm bridge spacing, the Ryan Martinie Signature “Black Beauty” model meets the demands of his playing style. The body, made of Maple, is capped with a Ebony/Flame Maple top, and paired with a 3-piece Wenge neck and Ebony fingerboard. The tone is massive, harmonically rich, and incredibly touch responsive with a pronounced low and high end attack. It’s unique features are a shortened Monarch body-style with a deeper cutaway, redesigned bolt-on heel cut to allow for easier upper fret access, a new “Zig-Zag” top design, scooped fingerboard end, double-slanted pickup placement, and string-through-body construction. Outfitted with EMG J/J pickups and Fodera Standard Preamp, this model retains the hallmark features of Fodera while accommodating the needs of a player as technical and progressive as Ryan.
- Maple Body
- Ebony/Flamed Maple Top
- 3-Piece Wenge Neck
- Ebony Fingerboard
- Blank Fingerboard w/ MOP Mudvayne Rhombus @ 12th Fret
- MOP Side Dots
- Black Hardware
- Bolt-On Neck Construction
- 34” Scale, 26-Fret
- 16.5mm Spaced Bridge (String-Through-Body)
- Double-Slanted Pickup Configuration
- Fodera/Pope Standard Preamp
- EMG J/J 5 Pickups