A Guitarist in a Bassist’s Clothing: Daytiming at Fodera

As many of you know, I am lucky enough to work for Vinny Fodera and Joey Lauricella at Fodera Guitar Partners in Brooklyn, NY. As much as I’ve become (as the title states) a “Guitarist in (a) Bassist’s Clothing”, Fodera has been introducing new guitars into the market with equally impressive quality and innovation.

 
A 2018 Fodera Emperor Guitar (Fralin/Fodera pickups, Indian Rosewood fingerboard, Alder Body) 

A 2018 Fodera Emperor Guitar (Fralin/Fodera pickups, Indian Rosewood fingerboard, Alder Body) 

 

Outside of Fodera’s spin on classic pickup and wood combinations, the newest 2019 product in being the Monarch Guitar has finally put the maker on the map for their very own coveted model!

We haven’t been hiding away in the shop but have been having some of the best guitarists in the world stop by to give us their opinions and personal favorite aspects of a perfect guitar.

Oz taking our Custom Imperial Guitar for a spin… 

Oz taking our Custom Imperial Guitar for a spin… 

with the very cool and talented Jimmy Bruno! 

with the very cool and talented Jimmy Bruno! 

No matter if you’re looking for a guitar with tradtional Alder/Rosewood and Ash/Maple combinations or even stretch out into Butternut, Korina, Roasted Ash, Roasted Birdseye Maple, Koa, Bubinga, etc - the Fodera Custom Shop allows you to be the builder.

(From left to right): An Emperor guitar, Viceroy 5 Elite, and Custom Imperial guitar.

(From left to right): An Emperor guitar, Viceroy 5 Elite, and Custom Imperial guitar.

Yours truly with the newest Monarch Guitar prototype in Tahitian Coral with a parchment pickguard. Currently, the guitar has Fodera/Fralin BigSingle pickups. 

Yours truly with the newest Monarch Guitar prototype in Tahitian Coral with a parchment pickguard. Currently, the guitar has Fodera/Fralin BigSingle pickups. 

Jim Joustra