Fodera Matt Garrison Standard 5 String Bass
MATT GARRISON STANDARD
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Birth Month: November
Model: Matt Garrison
Top Wood: Box Elder Burl
Body Wood: Walnut (Alder Tone Block)
Fingerboard Wood: Pau Ferro
Neck Wood: 3-pc. Hard Rock Maple
Neck Joint: Neck-Through
Scale Length: 33"
Strings: 5 (17.5mm spacing, E-C Tuning)
Frets 26 (Small)
FB Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Dots
Pickups: Fodera / Duncan Dual Coils
Preamp: Fodera / Pope Custom Shop 3-Band
Control Layout: Matt G Layout
This gorgeous instrument was part of sales offered at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show and features a compact body, short scale length (33") and narrow string spacing (17.5mm at the bridge).
Fodera used a different combination of tonewoods on this bass with very similar results to Matt's previous signature model. A a pair of Walnut body wings has been married to a 3-piece Hard Rock Maple neck with an Alder Tone Block. A Pau Ferro fingerboard made from stock that has been in our shop since 1990 rounds things out.
For electronics, even though this is intended to be the first of a new Standard model Fodera used the Fodera / Pope Standard Preamp), we opted to employ our Custom Shop Fodera / Pope Preamp (the production version will uses the same preamp) and a set of Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil pickups. Completing the specs are a non-solid Box Elder Burl top, Ebony ramp and Drop Tuner.
With its super low action, narrow spacing, 33" scale and E-C tuning, this is one of the easiest playing bass guitars any of us has ever experienced. Tonally it is beautifully melodic while remaining tight and articulate throughout its extended range.