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Fodera - Monarch 4 Standard - Figured Walnut

SKU: 742868 Model: MON4-FW
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Price: $6699

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Monarch 4 Standard

Our newly refreshed Monarch 4 Standard model 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. The Monarch 4 Standard was designed using a combination of tone-woods that work beautifully on virtually any gig and playing situation. It features a hand-selected alder body with a figured walnut top, matched with our incredibly stable, 3-piece quarter-sawn hard rock maple neck with a Pau Ferro fingerboard to deliver warm, 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 Standard features a set of our Fodera/Duncan Dual-Coil pickups and the Fodera/Pope 3-Band Standard 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 4 Standard 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.


  • Alder Body

  • Walnut Top

  • 3-Piece Maple Neck

  • Pau Ferro Fingerboard

  • Clay Dots

  • Buckeye / Holly Headstock Inlay

  • 34" Scale, 24 Fret

  • Black Hardware

  • 19.0mm Fodera Standard Bridge

  • 70s Pickup Spacing

  • Fodera/Duncan Dual Coil Pickups

  • Fodera Pope Standard 3-Band Preamp