NEW Fodera Matt Garrison Standard MGS5
MATT GARRISON STANDARD – $8750
SOLD Just received this bass this week, and it’s spectacular!
Weighing in at just under 10 pounds, this bass is perfect for those who like an ergonomic, comfortable, easy to play bass with easy access to the upper register for soloing or chordal playing!
In early 2010 Matt Garrison came to the Fodera Shop and announced, “I think it’s time for us to build a new version of my bass.” The prime driver for Matt’s interest in working with Fodera was to develop another iteration of the model that bears his name and the desire for narrower string spacing at the bridge — 17.5mm rather than the 19.0mm spacing he had been playing since getting his first Fodera in 1995. As they began the process of thinking though the new build, they all agreed that since the Matt Garrson Signature was one of their most requested models, they should strive to make this next version as affordable as possible. The Matt Garrison Standard (MGS) is the result of this quest.
Of vital importance was keeping the tone that Matt loves and had become used to while using materials that were more easily obtainable, less expensive and easier to work with. The major substitutions made involved swapping a 5-piece Ash neck for a 3-piece Maple neck, using Box Elder Burl instead of Buckeye Burl (or Chestnut) and replacing the Ebony fingerboard with Pau Ferro. All other specifications (except for the 17.5mm bridge spacing) remain identical to Matt’s previous Signature model and, according to Matt, they have “hit the ball out of the park” in the tone and playability department.
The calling cards for the Matt Garrison Standard are incredibly low action, narrow spacing and short scale length allowing for blazingly fast runs and effortless chording.
As with the other members of the Fodera Standard line, they will offer just one configuration of the MGS (with no options) so that they can offer the same legendary Fodera quality, tone and playability of their custom instruments at a very competitive price point. Every MGS will be built in our Brooklyn, NY shop alongside the custom instruments by the very same people, using the same tools and methods.